2.4 God Speaks to His People

The main thing people say is, “How Do I Know When God Speaks?”

The four ways that God speaks is through:

The Bible, Prayer, Circumstance, Church

Writing a Devotional Journal is key in my hearing from the Lord. I can pray, read my Bible, attend church, observe circumstances – all of which need to be done and we need to participate in, however it’s when I journal (to learn more about journaling with your devotions, click on the link about Journaling) I hear most clearly from the Lord. Through the Word of God I learn, and when I write the SOAP method of what I learn, along with prayer – confirmation of God’s teaching is from circumstances and the Word and fellowship through the church.

Personally I notice that if I lack direction, or I feel that I haven’t heard from the Lord – it’s usually because I’ve been robbing my time with the Lord to listen to Him during devotions and I haven’t made the time to stop and wait for guidance. When we do everything we can in “our power” – based on our education, our finances, our work, our families – sure we are being resourceful – but why do we wait until we can’t fathom anymore and we surrender to the Lord saying, “I give up, Lord help me!” Why did we not go to Him from the very beginning? Continue reading 2.4 God Speaks to His People

Make Time for God

Walking with God. Quiet time with God. In the busy-ness of life we need to make time, because we can. We make time to get up, go to work, spend time with our friends/family, go to work, go to the gym, go on vacation – yet so many of us say, “there’s just not enough time in the day to have ‘quiet time’ with God. Continue reading Make Time for God

2.2 Not by my will, nor strength, but in God’s strength

In the Psalm 81, The Lord God spoke about the people of Israel, doing their own thing, worshipping other gods, not following God’s commandments; they didn’t want to have anything to do with the only true and living God. Because of this rebellion and their refusal to repent of their evil ways, God allowed the people of Israel to suffer the consequences of their actions. God would not protect them from their enemies and blessed them; however, God allowed them to continue to NOT receive his best. Continue reading 2.2 Not by my will, nor strength, but in God’s strength

2.1 God Centered Living: focus your life on God’s purpose not your own plans

“The pattern in Scripture is that we 1. Submit ourselves to God. 2. We wait until God shows us what He is about to do or, 3. we watch to see what God is doing around us and 4. join Him.” It is important to note that, “You never find God asking persons to dream up what they want to do for Him.” The Lord always plans to do something, He than tells someone what He plans to do and how that person can become involved in God’s plan. Continue reading 2.1 God Centered Living: focus your life on God’s purpose not your own plans

2.0 When Someone Asks About Spiritual Matters

“No one will ask after spiritual matters unless God is at work in his life.” Blackaby, 2.0 — Is God working around you and you just don’t know? Did you ask God to use you to minister to others, yet you’re not sure if an opportunity arises, if that is really God? The scripture is plain as day in John 6:44 — “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him.” If that’s the case, then you should know, that God is already working in a person’s life when they come to you and ask about spiritual matters. When that person comes to you and ask about your faith, why you believe in God, why you go to church, what’s with “religion”. Know that this is an opportunity that God has created to use you in his Kingdom Work, to share the Good News with this person. Continue reading 2.0 When Someone Asks About Spiritual Matters