Category: Hearing God

Thoughts about listening prayer

God Speaks Today

Of all the things we need to learn as Christians, nothing comes close to learning how to pay attention to the Spirit of God and what He wants to communicate to us. Without His guidance and mentoring, we are virtually

A Testimony of Grace

I just want to pass along a story that was posted on the website for Healing Center International about a person whose life has been transformed by engaging with God for healing. The story speaks for itself, so I will

Practicing Relational Quiet

One of the most common challenges Christians have in regard to their relationship with God is how to be aware of God’s presence with them. The verse, “Be still and know that I am God” may even feel unreachable or

Why God Speaks to Us Directly

Like many others, I grew up thinking that God stopped talking at the end of the first century when the last words of the Bible were written down, and today He speaks to us only through His Word. What follows

Taxes and Caesar

When Jesus was asked whether or not we should pay taxes to Caesar, He could have responded with a “Yes” or “No" (Lk.20:22-25). Instead, He engaged the crowd in a discussion about what belongs to whom, and those who were

Why God Often Speaks Without Words

Most of the time, we experience God's communication to us in the form of spontaneous words and images. But why? Couldn't He speak more distinctly? Perhaps audibly? Or at least in clear sentences? The following is an excerpt  from Whispers

God is not Silent

"God is not silent, has never been silent." — A. W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God When I try to convey the extent to which God's voice has changed my life, I am almost speechless. I am not the same

Parable of the Sower (4)

“Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants” (Lk.8:7). Jesus describes life among these thorns as a life being overtaken by the cares and pleasures of life — of which there are plenty all

Parable of the Sower (1)

Wow! This parable brings up so many issues, it is hard to know where to begin. So this will be a multi-part posting over time. For today, I want to zero in on “the moral of the story” (Lk.8:4-18).