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Find out more about OverDrive accounts. God's Voice Your Choice is constructed to captivate the reader into a realm of understanding and direction. A book that can and will show people how to not only take in truth, but also deliver truth to their loved ones. This read directs people in a sense to know areas of God just as their Pastor in order for people to understand the true direction of God.
The path to truth is walked alone and God's Voice Your Choice seeks to point people down the correct path to receive Christ in truth and honesty. Today their are many people who follow man instead of following Christ. By reading this book, people will understand God on a entirely different level.
5 Ways to Hearing the Voice of God to Avoid Costly Mistakes
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Without these cookies, we can't provide services to you. These cookies allow us to monitor OverDrive's performance and reliability. They alert us when OverDrive services are not working as expected. The Lord constantly speaks to us and gives us His direction. Jesus made some radical statements about hearing His voice in John He was speaking about Himself as the Shepherd of the sheep and the only way to enter the sheepfold.
And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
Notice that He said in verse 3, His sheep hear His voice. He made the emphatic statement that His sheep DO hear His voice. Radio and television stations transmit twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week; but we only hear them when we turn the receiver on and tune it in. Likewise, God is constantly transmitting His voice to His sheep, but few are turned on and tuned in.
Most Christians are busy pleading with God in prayer to transmit when the problem is with their receivers. The first thing we need to do is fix our receivers — believe that God is already speaking and start listening. However, that takes time, effort, and focus. Second, and this is very important, most often we mistake the voice of the Lord for our own thoughts. I said the voice of the Lord comes to us in our own thoughts. This is saying that communication with God is Spirit to spirit, not brain to brain or mouth to ear, the way we communicate in the physical realm.
The Lord speaks to our spirits, not in words, but in thoughts and impressions.
When You Don’t Hear God’s Voice
I learned this the hard way while pastoring in Pritchet, Colorado. All the elders of the church were custom combiners. Six months of the year, they were gone following the wheat harvest. They insisted that we ordain another elder who would always be there. However, being a man, I went with logic instead of my heart.
Within two weeks of the others leaving for wheat harvest, this new elder turned into the devil himself. In his reports to the elders, he accused me of stealing money from the church, committing adultery, drinking, smoking, and everything else you can imagine. It was a terrible experience. As soon as this man showed his true colors, I knew in my heart that the feelings and thoughts I had were the Lord speaking to me, and I had dismissed them as my own. I made a decision right then and there that I would never ignore my heart again.
This verse has often been interpreted to mean that the Lord will give you whatever you want and has been used to justify selfishness, greed, and even adultery. He will make His desires become your desires. I once was planning a trip to Costa Rica, a place I had been before, and was excited to be returning to. Yet, as I prayed about it, I lost my desire to go.
Instead, I actually felt dread about going. The first thing I did when that happened was make sure I was really seeking the Lord with my whole heart. While on a road trip, I spent seventeen hours praying in tongues, and the more I got my mind stayed on the Lord, the less I wanted to go back to Costa Rica.
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On the strength of that alone, I canceled the trip.