Tuesday, April 26, 2011

hearing from God & knowing His voice

Does God really talk to us?

A great question and one I'd answer a hearty YES to now. Ten years ago... not-so-much. Learning to recognize His voice in our lives is a learned skill. You'll find some great basics on the topic HERE in addition to a few other incredible resources below:

1. Priscilla Shirer's book entitled, "Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God Speaks" HERE;

2. Priscilla Shirer's DVD-based bible study (same title as the book above) HERE;

3. Joyce Meyer's book entitled, "How to Hear From God: Learn to Know His Voice and Make Right Decisions" HERE;

4. Henry Blackaby's book entitled, "Experiencing God: How to Live the Full Adventure of Knowing and Doing the Will of God" HERE.

All that being said... God spoke to me last night. Clear as day night. I received a phone call at 1:00 am from a sweet thing of a young lady. It wasn't so much a "phone call" as it was a phone call of a text message. (Which BTW, I had NO CLUE was even possible.) Miah had mistakenly texted a verse to my home phone - which came in as a phone call... I answered the call to hear Psalm 55:22 being spoken to me by a computer-generated voice:

Cast your cares on the LORD
and he will sustain you;
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.

I tell you that even in my fog, I knew it was from God - speaking a timely word into my life. After looking it up in my own bible this morning, I found the passage already circled.

psalm 55:22

Because God is really cool like that :)

You can't begin to imagine this peace it brings knowing He cares so intimately. And the reassurance I have knowing He is in the midst of all that concerns me.

He's got me covered. Thanks Miah :)))

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~Kathie~ said...

Great post- gave me goosebumps! :) It is always so cool how God shows up and speaks to us! Thanks so much for sharing!

Espana said...

I always look forward to hearing what Joyce Meyer has to say. This book taught me to be more sensitive to the voice of God in whatever form He chooses to speak through. How we need to just 'be still' and listen.