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Friday, September 13, 2013

How To Hear God

In summary of Proverbs 3:6 it says, “Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”

Bottom Line:
Look for His will with everything you do, if you do, he’ll show you the right path

What this means to me:
In everything I do (how I’m a husband/father, how I lead growth groups, participate in the band, lead people and projects at work, being a student), I should look to God’s Word for direction.  God’s Word provides guidance.  If do what he has given me, then I'll be on the right path and will be listening to Him.  I need to be hearing from God on a daily basis.  When I hear from him it confirms my relationship with Him (God talks to his children.)  John 10:27 says, "My sheep recognize my voice and follow me." (NLT)  Just as a parent would talk to all their children, God talks to all of his kids. He doesn't just single certain individuals He talks to all believers, regardless of their state of maturity. It will protect me from mistakes -- If I listen to God, I'll make fewer mistakes because I'll hear him warning me in advance. Proverbs 3:6 says, "Listen for God's voice in everything you do, and everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track." (MSG)  This verse says, "in everything you do, and everywhere you go."  It will produce success in my life -- not the kind of success the world talks about where you're famous and filthy rich, rather God's definition of success - being exactly who God made you to be so that your life can have meaning.  "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you." (Psalm 32:8 NLT) I need to realize that the best pathway for my life is not the same as someone else's.  God has a customized pathway for me, and if I follow it I will succeed.

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