Knowing God By Walking With God
God wants to communicate with you, but you have been too busy. You have been turning away unknowingly from God's voice. You have been concentrating on the busy aspects of your life, and by doing that, you have been ignoring God’s voice. But God has been talking anyway, encouraging you, supporting you, educating you, but you have not been listening to God as much as you could.
I am not the only one who thinks God is talking to them. God talks to people every day. You may have sought God in another person, a priest, rabbi or holy person, but that’s not going to work because God wants a relationship with you. Richard Foster states, "The history of religion is the story of an almost desperate scramble to have a king, a mediator, a priest, a pastor, a go-between. In this way we do not need to go to God ourselves. Such an approach saves us from the need to change, for to be in the presence of God is to change" (Foster 1988).
Communicating with God is intensely pleasurable. "There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God" (Brother Lawrence 1963, p. 43). Richard Foster states, "His voice is not hard to hear, His vocabulary not hard to understand" (Foster 1988, p. 3).
“Elijah was hiding in a cave when the Lord said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.’ Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave" (1 Kings 9:13).
God’s voice is a gentle whisper, inside of your mind.
People are listening for God every day and their lives are being changed by these moments. Charles Stanley states, "I believe one of the most valuable lessons we can ever learn is how to listen to God. In the midst of our complex and hectic lives, nothing is more urgent, nothing more necessary, nothing more rewarding than hearing what God has to say. Only a few minutes of sitting before God who speaks can transform a life, metamorphose a mind, and reset purpose and direction for eternity" (Charles Stanley 1985, p. 161).
Two women who wish to remain anonymous wrote in the book God Calling what God said to them every day. One of their conversations reads, “I lead you. The way is clear. Go forward unafraid. I am beside you. Listen, listen, listen to My Voice. My Hand is controlling all” (God Calling 1978).
Feel God reaching out for you, moving you forward word after word, sentence by sentence? If you want to communicate with God, be willing to keep reading, keep trying, and keep seeking. Try to be open-minded and willing to give God a chance. If you have doubts—good that means that you are being honest with yourself. Doubts are good. They mean you are thinking rationally. God can handle your doubts. When God speaks to you, you will know who it is there will be no doubt. But after the experience, the doubt will sneak back, trying to separate you from God. That is the power of evil. Evil doesn’t want you to communicate with God, because once you do, you are going to be free.
Imagine the God who knows everything about the past and the future, who knows everything about everyone, the God who has all the power, the God who can do anything. Imagine this God talking to you, encouraging you, supporting you, and educating you.
Aren't you excited to find out what God has to say?
Experience this meditation to know God by walking with God
Test the Communication
There are several ways to confirm that the communications come from God. This is called testing the spirits. Compare the communication with scripture. God will never disagree with himself, and he has spoken in the Bible. Check out the communication with other believers. Some have the gift of discernment. A prayer group or clergy person may be willing to help. If you need a direct test of the communication open the bible randomly and read where ever your eye hits on the page. Three things will be revealed at some point you as you read:
1. A feeling of peace.
2. The hurdle or hurdles between you and God.
3. The action you can take today to begin your new spiritual journey.
Discover the Purpose For Your Life by Knowing God and Walking with God
As you continue your communications with God a time will come when he will tell you the plan for your life. This plan will awaken the seed completely and you will be given great power to carry the plan out. This plan will seem so fantastic that you will know that you are incapable of doing it. Remember, if you use God's power, you can do anything. With God all things are possible. All you have to do is take one step at a time and God will make the plan come true.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11)
Find a Spiritual Friend
It is important to ask a spiritual friend to help you. If you don't do this, evil will fool you and you will get lost. This person must be someone who is further along on the spiritual journey. Pray for this person to come into your life. Find a place of worship where you feel accepted. Tell your spiritual friend everything that happens between you and God. Share the details of your journey.
If you genuinely tried the exercises suggested here, you have made your first conscious contact with God. Don't stop! There are many more ways to hear God's voice. You can improve your relationship with God. You have a long journey ahead of you. This new adventure with God will give you happiness beyond your wildest dreams. I'm sure you can't wait to get going and learn more about how to hear God's voice. He wants to answer your questions and welcome you home.
Tools to help you along the spiritual journey.
This book teaches all the details about how how to communicate with God .
A Communication From God: A meditation tape that gives you your first long conversations with God.
Peace will Come: Let this spiritual music sink into your soul and heal you. Learn every word and sing along.
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