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Listen Up (2 of 3)
Series: The Voice - Recognizing and Responding to the Voice of God
''Trust GOD from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for GOD's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He's the one who will keep you on track. Don't assume that you know it all. Run to GOD! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor GOD with everything you own; give Him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over. But don't, dear friend, resent GOD's discipline; don't sulk under His loving correction. It's the child He loves that GOD corrects; a father's delight is behind all this.'' Proverbs 3:5-12 (MSG)
Why is it Important to Hear God's Voice?
It protects me from bad decisions.
''Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.''
Vs. 6 (NIV)
It fills me with confidence and strength.
''Don't be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the LORD and turn away from evil. Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones.'' Vs. 7-8 (NLT)
It's the secret to a productive life.
HOW DOES GOD SPEAK TO US?
God Speaks Through His Word.
''All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip His people to do every good work.''
2 Timothy 3:16, 17 (NLT)
''Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.'' Proverbs 3:9-10 (NIV)
God Speaks Through Gifted Teachers.
''And we will never stop thanking God for this: that when we preached to you, you didn't think of the words we spoke as being just our own, but you accepted what we said as the very Word of God-which, of co ...
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