30 Year Anniversary - Mar 2 & 3

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone hears My voice and opens the door,
I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”
Revelation 3:20 (NKJV)

How Do I Know Gods Talking To ME?

3 Reasons Why It’s Important To Hear From God.

1.     It Validates That I’m In God’s Family.

 “I am the Good Shepherd. I know my own sheep and my own sheep know me. In the same way, the Father knows me and I know the Father. I put the sheep before myself, sacrificing myself if necessary. You need to know that I have other sheep in addition to those in this pen. I need to gather and bring them, too. They’ll also recognize my voice. Then it will be one flock, one Shepherd.” John 1-:14-16 (MSG) 

2.     It Protects Me From Mistakes.

 “He opens their ears in times like that and gives them wisdom and instruction, causing them to change their minds, and keeping them from pride, and warning them of the penalties of sin, and keeping them from falling into some trap.” Job 33:16-18 (TLB)

3.     It’s The Secret Of A Productive Life. 

 “Yes, I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in me and I in him shall produce a large crop of fruit. For apart from me you can’t do a thing.” John 15:5 (TLB) 

 “For God speaks again and again, though people do not recognize it.” Job 33:14 (NLT)

5 Ways God Speaks To Us.

1.     God Speaks To Us Through The Bible.

 “Everything in the Scriptures is God’s Word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live.” 2 Timothy 3:16 (CEV) 

2.     God Speaks To Us Through Gifted Teachers.

 “Christ chose some of us to be apostles, prophets, missionaries, pastors, and teachers, so that his people would learn to serve and his body would grow strong.” Ephesians 4:11-12 (CEV)

 “God in His kindness gave each of us different gifts. If your gift is speaking what God has revealed, make sure what you say agrees with the Christian faith.” Romans 12:6 (GW)

 “So then, we do not speak in words taught by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, as we explain spiritual truths to those who have the Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 2:13 (GNT) 

3.     God Speaks To Us Through Friends And Family.

 “The godly give good advice to their friends; the wicked lead them astray.” Proverbs 12:26 (NLT)

4.     God Speaks To Us Through The Holy Spirit.

 “I have said all this while I am still with you. But the one who is coming to stand by you, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will be your teacher and will bring to your minds all that I have said to you.” John 14:26 (PHILLIPS)

5.     God Speaks To Us Through Pain.

 “Sometimes it takes a painful experience to make us change our ways.” Proverbs 20:30 (GNT)