Monday, May 17, 2010
Battlefield of the Mind - Hearing God
Hearing God is never a method but how do you learn to hear the voice of God?
I'll share a little bit of my personal experience in this episode of hearingGod.
Part of the Battlefield of the Mind is that you want to hear His voice, His direction and plans for your life. He knows best, right?
First things first... we need to understand that the Word of God is true. If we hit some grey areas then we need to seek God and ask Him to show us, and then be open with all of your senses to how He shows up.
Hearing God is a relational lifestyle. You do some talking, you do some listening. Do your friends like to hear vain repetition from you? You certainly don't appreciate not being listened to. Well, you have to view your relationship with God just the same. I'm not big on 'methods', but it's pretty clear in the scriptures that God tells us what to do.
Mat 7:7-8 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened."
So, lemme share some stories with you...
The person that brought me to the Lord was so on fire for God. He'd ask God every single thing... and one day he was sharing a testimony about how he asked God if he should have a snack or take a nap... and He had an impression of the answer and so he did it, & then all this drama happened later & it caused him to have to stay up all night or something so because he took this nap, he was 100% physically unfazed the next day. So he was just praising God because of something so simple... that he asked God, that he heard God and because of that obedience, in any circumstance he was kept in perfect peace and in strength.
So how does God speak? Can you use your imagination? Anything of your senses, including dreams. Things that repeat in your day... you might not get it the first time or two, but when He keeps putting it in front of you, you have to ask yourself is this really coincidence, or is this something I need to pay attention to?
Another bit of sharing of something that happened to me recently...
I had a person contact me over a comment I had in one of my videos where I was saying that the KJV is the best all-round version to stick with. So he was dogging that a bit saying that there was omission/replacement of the Creator's true name with Lord... yadada, yadada. Go check out this website the actual name is Yâhuwshúa` or Ya-hweh. So I asked God that night, cuz I was feeling a little unsettled and then that night He gave me a dream...
In the dream I was at a track... preparing for a race. People were getting dressed for the final run. The female coach was bent on a sort of favoritism for 2 of the other runners... they were good at running. The coach didn't seem to care for anyone else.
When it got real close to race time, I asked "where is my jersey & shorts?" & the coach snottily said I wasn't allowed to race because my previous race times were not totaled up and signed by a coach. Suddenly I was forbidden to run because of a technicality? I was angry... the coach clearly would not help me over this issue that wasn't my fault, and wouldn't allow me to approach the start line to appeal to judges over a very simple matter. End of Dream...
When I awoke I had a parable play out like a waking dream... a vision, if you will.
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