I love Jesus. And, I’ve always wanted to honor, love, and obey Him in all I do. Considering this, it’s been a struggle for me when I’ve looked at my life and seen fear, anxiety, doubt, worry etc. The list of my struggles, fears, and failings sometimes stretched long. This is not what I wanted to see in my life. This is not what a strong Christian’s life should look like, I felt. What I saw in my life didn’t please me, and I was sure it didn’t please God – the One I wanted to please.
Since hearing the voice of God can be a wild ride, it beckons to ask, “Just how wild can this ride get?” Can this ride move beyond wild and into a danger zone?
Here’s 3 quick guidelines to reference that can help us throw our hands up and enjoy the roller coaster ride without having to fear that we’re going to fly off the tracks.
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” -John 10:27
What does God’s voice sound like?
“Whoever belongs to God hears what God says.” -John 8:47
If there is one thing that is evident throughout all of Scripture, it is that God speaks to His children. Jesus said that those who belong to God hear what He says. One of the greatest joys of Christianity is hearing God speak. It can be one of the greatest difficulties as well. There is nothing so wonderful as having the Lord reveal or speak something directly to you. There is also nothing that can be as spiritually straining and have such a wide range of normal, as discerning God’s voice. Continue reading ““Say What?!” – Hearing the Voice of God Part 1″
Before we share with you some specifics about the way we read through God’s Word together as a family, we want to be sure and note that every family is unique. What works well for one family may not work well for another. The way each family chooses to impress God’s Word on their hearts will be molded by that family’s schedule, season, children’s ages, and personality. The important thing is that we immerse our children in the Scriptures. The logistics of how we do it can, and should, be very different.