In last week’s teaching, we discussed how prayer is supposed to be a performance we put on for God, but a conversation we are beginning. But if prayer is a conversation, how are we supposed to hear from God? How are we to know when He answers, if He answers, or what is His answer to our prayers? Are we supposed to listen for an audible voice telling us what to do? Is it possible for us to mistake God’s answers to us? In this week’s message, Pastor Sean gives us three ways that God speaks to us, but before we can even go that far, we need to answer an important question. Do we REALLY want to hear what God has to say and will we obey what He is telling us?
I could hear my Dad’s whistle from blocks away when I was growing up. No matter what I was doing, when he whistled that it was time to come home, I could recognize and identify that whistle.
This weekend, we said we would talk about how to hear from God.
Honestly, do you REALLY want to hear what God wants to say?
God speaks to us through His Word. – 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Some of us say we are waiting to hear from God and look everywhere but His Word.
God speaks to us through His Spirit. – John 14:15-17
God speaks to us through His family – 2 Timothy 4:2
Wisdom Table – there are people you invite to speak into your life.
Proverbs 13:20 Who is at your table?
When you’ve heard from God, it won’t contradict His Word (Psalms 27:17)
God’s Word is backed by His name.
Three Reasons You Won’t Hear From God
One thing you hear from God if you’re not His kid (John 6:44-45)
If you’re His kid already and you need to hear from God…