Download and read online Hearing God in Conversation in PDF and EPUB "I picked it up out of curiosity and I couldn’t put it down."--Eugene Peterson Christians are comfortable saying that Christianity is about a relationship with God. Yet many might also say that they sense little meaningful relationship with God in their own lives. After all, the foundation of good relationship is communication—-but conversation with God often seems to go only one way. We may sing of walking and talking with God in the garden, His voice falling on our ears, but few have heard that beloved voice themselves. Sam Williamson acknowledges the fundamental human longing to hear God’s voice and offers a hopeful supposition: God is always speaking—-we’ve just never been taught how to recognize His voice. Williamson handles this potentially heady topic with his characteristic straightforwardness and leavening humor. This book deftly bridges the gap between solid biblical theology and practical application, addressing topics such as how to truly pray without ceasing, how to brainstorm with God, how to navigate our emotions, how to answer God’s questions, and how to hear God’s voice for others. Hearing God in Conversation offers simple, step-by-step lessons on how to hear God. Williamson begins with Scripture meditation. He then expands the practice of listening for that voice everywhere—in the checkout line, on the job, in a movie theater, and even in silence. From there, he demonstrates how to hear God’s guidance when making any decision. By the end, readers’ eyes and ears will be opened to the limitless methods through which God speaks.
Download and read online Hearing God in PDF and EPUB "God spoke to me." "The Spirit spoke to my heart." "God revealed the idea to me." Being close to God means communicating with him—telling him what is on our hearts in prayer and hearing and understanding what he is saying to us. It is this second half of our conversation with God that is so important but that can also be so difficult. How do we hear his voice? How can we be sure that what we think we hear is not our own subconscious? What role does the Bible play? What if what God says to us is not clear? The key, says best-selling author Dallas Willard, is to focus not so much on individual actions and decisions as on building our personal relationship with our Creator. In this updated and expanded edition of Willard's beloved book, originally published as In Search of Guidance, you'll gain rich spiritual insight into how we can hear God's voice clearly and develop an intimate partnership with him in the work of his kingdom. Including new material from Dallas Willard's teaching at the Renovaré Institute and reformatted to be even easier to read, this classic continues to endure as one of today's best resources for learning to listen closely to God.
Download and read online Hearing God in PDF and EPUB Christians often struggle with prayer because it has become a one-way conversation with the ceiling. It doesn't have to be this way! In this revised and updated edition of the classic bestseller, Peter Lord offers an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to developing a rich prayer life--moving believers from one-way communication to God to two-way communication with God. He answers such questions as Can I hear God's voice today? How can I discern the difference between God's voice and Satan's voice? How can I find God's will and direction for my life? and many more God still speaks today, and when believers pursue a dynamic personal relationship with him, they will learn to recognize and cherish his voice.
Download and read online Hearing God Through the Year in PDF and EPUB Being close to God means communicating with him—telling him what is on our hearts in prayer and understanding what he is saying to us. The second half of this conversation is so important—and so difficult. How do we hear God? In these daily devotionals Dallas Willard helps us understand how we can know the voice of God and act on it. Now in a new format with an expanded introduction, this classic provides daily Scripture readings and suggestions for prayer, journaling and reflection to draw you into God s presence. You may be surprised—and even transformed—by what you discover.
Download and read online Conversations with God for Teens in PDF and EPUB Suppose you could ask God any question and get an answer. What would it be? Well, young people all over the world have been asking those questions. This book is suitable for those who ever wanted to know if God is listening to them, if God can really help, if God cares about them, and if there is a God.
Download and read online 7 Simple Steps to Hearing God s Voice in PDF and EPUB This is the first book in a series on hearing God's voice. Sindy Nagel, the 7-Step Author, encourages you to make it your daily practice to listen to God's voice within. Our busy lives leave little opportunity to talk to God. Noise and distractions make it difficult to find a place of solitude. Many other roadblocks stand in the way of close relationship with the Lord. Your search for simplicity in hearing God's voice is over. Sindy shares seven easy steps to successfully hear and recognize the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit within. Follow her proven practices and cherish the deeper intimacy with Jesus that your soul desires.Inside this book, you will discover answers to these questions: Why would God speak to me? How do I make time for God? Where do I go to find solitude? How do I record what He says to me? How can I be sure it's God's voice I hear? What are the benefits of hearing His voice? Okay, I hear God speak. Now what do I do?Whether you are a new believer or a seasoned Christ follower, the seven simple practices in this book will give you the encouragement and the methods you need to hear and recognize God's voice within you.Also discover: The mystery behind hearing God's voice The roles of the Holy Spirit 7 roadblocks to hearing God speak 7 rewards of hearing God's voice 7 ways to start your time with God 7 self-reflective questions at the end of each chapter How to discern God's voice from Satan's Excerpts from Sindy's personal journal of two-way conversations with GodGod Speaks--Are You Listening?Who? The Holy Spirit who dwells in the heart of every believerWhat? Speaks the thoughts, desires, and will of GodWhere? In our thoughts and through ScriptureWhen? All day, every dayWhy? Because God desires intimacy with His childrenHow? Through two-way conversation
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Download and read online Translating God in PDF and EPUB Translating God serves as an inspirational guide book that puts God’s great love back into prophetic ministry as a primary goal full of real life stories that articulate the culture of love behind God's heart for the prophetic. So much of the prophetic ministry is esoteric and a free for all in which people throw down the God card on anything they "feel," but this book brings balance without taking away the desire to see the powerful nature of God displayed. On top of that, it's biblically based and is supported by scripture throughout each story, driving home the book's message of activating the ability to hear God's voice for each reader. Through a thought-provoking prophetic ministry philosophy and Shawn's glorious successes and very real failures, you will be inspired and equipped to: • learn how to hear God for yourself and others, • grow through simple focused steps, • take great risks, • stay accountable, • love people well, • grow in intimacy with the Lord. As an internationally known prophetic voice who has ministered to thousands—from political leaders to those on the streets—Shawn shares everything he has learned about the prophetic in a way that is totally unique and refreshing. Shawn aims for the higher goal of loving people relationally, not just pursuing the gift or information, and he activates you to do the same. Start to reshape the world around you with God’s love today.
Download and read online The Listening Heart in PDF and EPUB More. Life is full to overflowing, but we crave an illusive more. Via social networking, airwaves, and TV, our culture tells us to strive for more stuff, more activities, more adventure—you name it. Yet we are often left unfulfilled and wanting. Empty, even. With so many demands for our attention, it is difficult to quiet our minds long enough to hear the still, small voice of our loving Father, and to listen to the One who desires to bring us so much more than the noise of everyday life. Judy Gordon Morrow discovered the more when her world was turned upside down and she knelt before God to seek Him and ask for His help. More than a decade ago, in tear-stained notebooks, she began to pen God’s responses to her desperate prayers. Now, in The Listening Heart, Judy invites you to spend a year hearing from the God Who Speaks—the God who wants to speak to you. Each daily devotion echoes the Father’s love and care for you, offering hope, comfort, encouragement and more—a rich closeness with God that will satisfy the longings of your heart.
Download and read online Tune In in PDF and EPUB Can’t hear God though the cell phone, the kids, and the endless static of life? Discover over 20 ways God speaks to us, and learn to “tune in” to the power of divine conversation. The 5 sessions of this women’s Bible study from the Modern Girl’s Bible Study series talk about what is really important to you, such as your relationships, work, stress, sexuality, and forgiveness. Includes leader’s guide with discussion questions. If using in a group, personal study is needed between meetings.
Download and read online Surprised by the Voice of God in PDF and EPUB If You Believe Miraculous Gifts Have Ceased, You’re in for a Big Surprise! What caused a former Dallas Seminary professor to believe that the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit are being given today? What convinced someone skeptical about miracles that God still speaks and heals? A dramatic change took place in Jack Deere’s life when he took a fresh look at the Scriptures. He discovered that his arguments against miraculous gifts were based more on prejudice and lack of personal experience than on the Bible. As soon as Deere became a seeker instead of a skeptic, the Holy Spirit revealed himself in new and surprising ways. In Surprised by the Power of the Spirit, Deere provides a strong biblical defense for the Spirit’s speaking and healing ministries today. He also describes several reliable cases of people who were miraculously healed or who heard God speak in an unmistakable way. Finally, he gives sound advice for using spiritual gifts in the church. Written in a popular style, with the care of a scholar but the passion of personal experience, this book explores: - The real reason Christians do not believe in miraculous gifts - Responding to Charismatic abuses - Were miracles meant to be temporary? - Why God still heals "‘Must’ reading for all Bible-believing Christians. I wish with all my heart I could place it in the hands of every conservative evangelical." - James Robison, Life Outreach International
Download and read online The One Year Hearing His Voice Devotional in PDF and EPUB This year, learn to listen for the voice of the One who loves you most. We know for sure that God speaks to His people. Throughout the pages of Scripture, He guides, instructs, corrects, inspires, encourages, and reveals. Inspired writers even call Him “the Word.” He has always been vocal, and He always will be. But what does He say to you? How does He say it? How can you know when you’ve heard Him? Now in a deluxe LeatherLike edition, The One Year Hearing His Voice Devotional, written by acclaimed author Chris Tiegreen, will help you discover patterns and practices you can adopt to hear God better. Listening to God is a process, a journey, and an adventure. He promises that those who seek Him will be rewarded with His presence and His voice. And the words of the living God are powerful and life-changing.
Download and read online God Talk in PDF and EPUB Does God speak?The answer seems clear. Books abound on the topic of hearing God's voice. And many believers testify to God's conversational guidance in their life: "God told me to help you." "I knew it was God speaking to me."Our culture reinforces the idea that speaking--constant speaking--is good and natural and essential. In those rare moments during a day when talking ceases or when we're alone, we quickly find some way to fill the void, whether turning on the television or radio, or calling someone on the phone. With others, and especially with God, we get the message: speaking is good, silence is bad.But still, Ruth Tucker is not afraid to ask the question, "Does God speak?" And her answer might surprise you. She urges caution in speaking about hearing God, pointing out that our privatized spirituality often sets those who hear God on a pedestal and leaves those who don't feeling spiritually inferior. Further, she shows how the expectation of conversation may too easily humanize God in our minds, causing us to approach God with the same attitude we have when we call a friend on the phone. And if God does speak, how can we be sure our own desires are not affecting our interpretation of God's voice?In God Talk Tucker offers us a new paradigm for viewing silence and prayer. Rather than feeling inferior when we don't hear God speak, she helps us lean more deeply on his silent, Spirit-inspired Word. By examining the Trinity, Tucker gives us a new glimpse of how God the Father spoke his words in the past, how Christ the Incarnate Word lived among us, and how the Holy Spirit speaks to us now through Scripture. Here is a probing, thought-provoking read on how our present, active, powerful God relates to us and how we, in turn, should relate to God.
Download and read online When God Talks Back in PDF and EPUB How does God become and remain real for modern evangelicals? How are rational, sensible people of faith able to experience the presence of a powerful yet invisible being and sustain that belief in an environment of overwhelming skepticism? T. M. Luhrmann, an anthropologist trained in psychology and the acclaimed author of Of Two Minds, explores the extraordinary process that leads some believers to a place where God is profoundly real and his voice can be heard amid the clutter of everyday thoughts. While attending services and various small group meetings at her local branch of the Vineyard, an evangelical church with hundreds of congregations across the country, Luhrmann sought to understand how some members were able to communicate with God, not just through one-sided prayers but with discernable feedback. Some saw visions, while others claimed to hear the voice of God himself. For these congregants and many other Christians, God was intensely alive. After holding a series of honest, personal interviews with Vineyard members who claimed to have had isolated or ongoing supernatural experiences with God, Luhrmann hypothesized that the practice of prayer could train a person to hear God’s voice—to use one’s mind differently and focus on God’s voice until it became clear. A subsequent experiment conducted between people who were and weren’t practiced in prayer further illuminated her conclusion. For those who have trained themselves to concentrate on their inner experiences, God is experienced in the brain as an actual social relationship: his voice was identified, and that identification was trusted and regarded as real and interactive. Astute, deeply intelligent, and sensitive, When God Talks Back is a remarkable approach to the intersection of religion, psychology, and science, and the effect it has on the daily practices of the faithful. From the Hardcover edition.
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