Discerning the Voice of God is written to guide readers into how to hear and listen to God speak the messages he is trying to convey to you. Many of us are desperately wanting God to answer and guide us on who to marry, what career do you want me to work in, how to deal with our wayward sons and daughters, and major decisions we are having to make. Many times we dismiss and pass messages and events as being only coincidence and we perceive that they can't be from God. God can communicate through other spiritual people, pastor's sermons, songs, bible studies, and any other way he seems fit to. He spoke to Moses through a burning bush, to Daniel when he had to endure being thrown into the lion's den, to Jonah when he was living in the belly of a large whale, and many other Biblical examples. It's people who put the limits on our God! The most vital aspect to remember is that the words and messages we receive must line up with God's written word. God can't violate and contradict what he has promised and written. He always fulfills what he has spoken into existence. Priscilla Shirer points out that when God speaks and tells us to do something He will always provide peace and that's one sign that we know where and what God is leading us to.
The book contains tons of scriptures to convince readers that God can and still does speak to His people today. One of my favorite scriptures that was an immensely encouragement was Habakkuk 2:3. This versed helped me to realize that God has an appointed time to bring His messages to me and I don't have to worry about missing them or if one of his promises will come to pass. He repeats with a persistence to make sure His people don't miss what he is trying to teach them.
I would recommend this excellence book to anyone who is longing to figure out the ways in which God speaks to believers and how to know you're hearing from Him correctly. This book has endowed with me with the awareness of resting and letting God have the necessity time to converse with me. I don't have to feel rushed and pressured to hear His direction for my life. I have realized that many times when I pray I don't give Him enough time to answer me! I am saying amen before he can even respond. We wouldn't cut off and interrupt our spouse, children, parents, best friends, when they are pouring out their aching hearts to us. We would listen intently and eagerly! This book addressed this issue and the magnitude of stopping and letting God have the time to move. In order for me to hear from God this book has shown me I have to be actively resting in His presence and give Him the time to speak! I have to expect and believe that God is going to speak and come through for me!
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