Preparing to Hear from God: ResponsiveFebruary 5, 2014 at 12:26 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
Tags: Acts 17, communicating with God, faith, Hebrews 11, James 1, pleasing God, reaction, realism, Romans 10
Prepare to hear from God by pre-determining you are going to do what He says. Be responsive to God in two ways:
1. Be reactive.
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
A response is a reaction. It’s changing your behavior to line up with what God says, or taking some new action – even if you don’t feel like you want to do it – because God said to do it.
2. Be realistic.
You can hear from God and not understand it completely the first time. What do you do when you honestly wanted to hear from God and you think He was speaking to you, but you are confused? You keep asking and listening.
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Be realistic. Don’t pretend that you have understood God when you haven’t, and don’t let somebody tell you that this is what God told me to tell you without checking it out for yourself.
This is how important hearing from God is:
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.