Learning to Listen How to Hear God

22/05/11 2:42 PM

Matthew 4:3

Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.

John 10:27

My Sheep recognize my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

Psalm 32:8

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

John 16:5-7, 12-15

“But now I am going away to the one who sent me, and none of you has asked me where I am going.  Instead, you are very sad.  But it is actually best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Counselor won’t come.  If I do go away, he will come because I will send him to you…”Oh, there is so much more I want to tell you, but you can’t bear it now.  When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth.  He will not be presenting his own ideas; he will be telling you what he has heard.  He will tell you about the future.  He will bring me glory by revealing to you whatever he receives from me.  All that the Father has is mine; this is what I mean when I say that the Spirit will reveal to you whatever he receives from me.”

James 1:5-8

If you need wisdom – if you want to know what God wants you to do – ask him, and he will gladly tell you.  He will not resent your asking.  But when you ask him, be sure that you really expect him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.  People like that should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.  They can’t make up their minds.  They waver back and forth in everything they do.

Learning to Hear:

1. Get Something

2. Interpret It

3. Apply it.

John 5:17

Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working.

John 5:19-20

Jesus gave them this answer, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.” For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does.  Yes, to your amazement he will show him even greater things than these.

STEP ONE: Talk with the person and God.

STEP TWO: Ask the Holy Spirit to come and then wait on him.

STEP THREE: Talk with the person and with God again.

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