Sunday, October 28, 2012


“Most Christians don't listen to God. They go to Him only to talk!” – David Wilkerson

“We show how little love we have for God by preferring to listen to His servants rather than to Him.” - Oswald Sanders

A Definition

Listening to God is a deliberate attempt on the part of a believer to tune into the still small voice of God. It consists of intentionally seeking to quiet down on the inside, binding all of the other voices and influences that interfere with hearing, while petitioning God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to come and be preeminent in the heart and mind. After these steps of preparation, the seeker specifically asks God to speak and then waits in silence for His communication.

Although God can communicate with us in many different ways, experience has shown that He most often speaks through the thoughts He brings into our minds or through pictures or images He brings. 25% to 35% of our population think in pictures or images (more women than men), so it’s not surprising that God would speak to these picturesque people in their own language.

Set aside 15 to 20 minutes to spend alone with God in a place where you won't be disturbed. Turn off your cell phone. Prepare your heart for a time of listening to God through the guidelines at the end of the video. Or, for detailed guidelines go to Post # 46.

Listening to God Exercise

1.    Would you say your prayers are more of a monologue or a dialogue?

2.   Jesus, is there anything you’d like to share with me about …
a.   My relationship with You?

b.   Your thoughts toward me?

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