sweet fellowship with God, who clearly, biblically, wants our relationship with Him to be both intimate and interactive.I mean, come on, do you really think He loved you enough to die for you,but not enough to talk to you? When Jesus walked the earth,He willingly revealed Himself to every-one around Him, knowing full well that many if not most would rejectHim.Why then would He not desire deeply to speak to us—we who havereceived Him by faith through His mercy and grace? He
to speak tous.In fact,He places a high priority on this because it’s so crucial to the kindof relationship He wants to have with us. And so,knowing this,we can’t help but ask ...
• Then why don’t we hear Him?• What keeps us from recognizing Him?• How can we know when He is speaking?
Discerning the Voice of God
is all about. My goal in thisbook is to come alongside you,just as others have (and continue to) comealongside me,sharing what I have learned and what each of us can grow toexperience in seeking to hear from the Lord.But I want to be sure you hear me when I use the word“grow,”becausethat’s what we’re doing here.We’re growing.Nobody has all of this figuredout,no matter how 100 percent foolproof people claim their knowledge tobe.Even by the time we get all the way through this book together,we willstill be more than capable of getting our fallen selves in the way of what wetruly want from our walk with the Lord.But because He loves us so much,He will allow even our errors and flaws to be good teachers for the futureas we keep practicing and developing under His master instruction. As we grow. When I first started jogging, for example, I couldn’t make it halfway around the block without heaving and sputtering and finally running out of pep.Yet as discouraging as this was to my goals for better fitness,I couldn’thelp noticing that the attempt itself was doing something positive in me.
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