domingo, 24 de fevereiro de 2019
by Rev. Robert John Cericola, Carroll, OH - EUA
Hearing God’s Voice
Jude 20–21 (AMP) But you, beloved, build yourselves up [founded] on your most holy faith [make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], praying in the Holy Spirit; Guard and keep yourselves in the love of God; expect and patiently wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) - [which will bring you] unto life eternal.
Prayer is simply talking and listening to God by either praying in tongues (in the Holy Spirit) or in your natural language. Both are very necessary in developing your relationship. Talking to God comes naturally, but because the mind is busy with the cares of living, you have to train yourself to hear His voice. Here is a method that will help.
After you stop talking to God and began listening for Him to speak, distractions, such as daily chores, commonly flood the mind and divert your attention away from hearing the Lord. Writing the distraction as a list of things to do later, will calm your mind and enable you to focus on hearing from Jesus. With your mind now focused on hearing the Lord continue to write down what you hear. When you finish praying read what you wrote and judge it against the Word of God in the Bible. Continue using this method until you are able to calm your mind and recognize the voice of the Lord without writing down the distractions and what you hear.
Are you able to calm your mind to hear God’s voice? How is your prayer life? Fear not, as you continue to live in covenant with the Lord, your prayer life will increase and you will learn to hear His voice more clearly. Remember He loves you and it is His pleasure to give you the kingdom.