Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hearing God

Psalm 19:1-4 (New International Version)
For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.
3 There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard. [a]
4 Their voice [b] goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun.

Last Sunday during the prayer meeting, Brother Michael Wong was sharing and at one point he asked us to be quiet for a while to listen to God. In our prayer life perhaps we have been “talking” too much and we did not listen to God at all. Listen to hear from God. For any effective communication to occur both talking and listening are important.

Here is an article by John Wesley
( 1703-1791 ) about hearing God:

When a person is born of God, born of the Spirit, their existence changes drastically! Their whole soul is now aware of God, and they can say, by sure experience, “You discern my going out and my lying down, you are familiar with all my ways… You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me” (Psalm 139:3,5). The Spirit of God immediately breathes life into the new-born soul…and awakens all the senses of the soul, making them capable of discerning spiritual good and evil…All the darkness is now passed away, and the child of God lives in the light of God’s approval. Their ears are now opened, and voice of God no longer calls in vain. They hear and obey the heavenly calling. They know the voice of their Shepherd. All their spiritual senses being now awakened, they have a clear course of communication with the invisible world. Consequently they know more and more of the things which before their hearts could not begin to understand. They now know what the peace of God is. They possess joy in the Holy Spirit. They have experienced the love of God which has been poured out into their hearts.

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