I've got a devotion today over at P31 and Crosswalk about becoming a woman who listens to God. If you'd like to read it, click here. In it, I shared how I used to wonder if I was hearing God's voice or just my thoughts. Does that ever happen to you?
Well, before we jump into our talk about listening, I first wanted to "welcome" any new friends who are visiting for the first time from Encouragement for Today. We're glad you're here and hope you'll stay a while! There is always a place for you.
One thing that helped me listen to God was learning how to capture my run-away thoughts that caused me to doubt my ability to discern God's voice. Several years ago, I came up with a few questions I ask myself when I sense God is speaking to me, whether it be through scripture, an impression on my heart, circumstances or through His spirit in me. I always look for Biblical consistency:
- Is it consistent with God's Word and God's ways?
- Is it consistent with wise Biblical counsel I've sought?
- Is it consistent with God's leading through doors He's opened and closed?
- Is there a consistent theme I'm seeing in my life or hearing during my personal Bible study time, through sermons, Christian songs, conversations, etc?
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