Approach God to Listen and not to speak in 2017 – 15 minute teaching -airs five times this week
Approaching God to listen and not speak as an act of obedience and a discipline will shift you more into the presence of God. Over the years, I have helped hundreds of people come closer with God to the greatest joy of their lives.
Approaching God to listen and not speak is what Jesus was telling those grumpy Pharisees when they said hey Jesus what is the greatest commandment. Jesus said boldly…to be in love with me …
Approaching God to listen and not speak will help you along in consenting to receive the fullness of Gods love for you and your family.
Like the dawn of a new morning we will begin to realize that God really does want to spend time with us. Time as his son or daughter or friend. Time to BE together not to talk about doing stuff.
Better than our best friend is the one who wants us to dwell with God, to abide with God to be still with God…to tarry with God… lets decide to obediently declare to God that with your grace I decide to lean in closer to you because I can. To go deeper in my relationship with you. To learn to approach you not like an orphan but like royalty… after all God you did tell us we are a royal priesthood… priestly people love to dwell in the smoke of Gods glory…
Does this sound scary or impossible ? Are you suffering from unbelief and hope deferred in the love relationship you have with God… take some baby steps or a few bold obedient steps this month.
Carve out in your calendar time for the one who deeply desires You. Learn to approach God and say I no longer want to live ALONE… I am sick and tired of feeling alone…
I watched a show on the history channel with my daughter Kaitlin and her husband Jeff a few days ago and it is a survivor show called ALONE… they drop one person in one place and drop about 15 single people in a semi artic place in south America to survive…of course there is a 500 k prize…. The one guy we saw lasted two days…. He was going crazy being alone because his mind would not shut off from worrying about his wife and three children they were going to soon adopt…he was so ashamed he could not handle being alone…. Of course I thought right away…how sad he was not alone he just thought he was alone…he got air lifted or boat lifted from the aloneness…
We can approach God and learn while being silent and listening why we are not alone and who we get to spend time with who loves us much more than anyone knows…love just waiting for us…so how we approach God is :
- How do you see yourself ? we will look at in the coming weeks the battlefield of our mind. The power of words we speak about ourselves…those hidden almost subconscious beliefs about ourselves that block out at this threshold or throne of grace what God is saying to us and to be able to see who we truly are. Silence before God to listen and not speak with unlock and unearth the truth of our very self our very identity that has often been stolen
- Practice and obedience must come into play to receive this new fresh relationship with God. Coming to God to listen will manifest Gods very presence…on you and to you and in you…yes you
- Gods presence manifests or arises in silence. You will become comfortable with hearing nothing because actually silence has sounds… the tangible presence of God has substance… God can speak to our spirit with His presence… we all must must must learn this and live this to mature and flourish
Some books that can help you in this adventure or spiritual journey with God will be listed on our website… good counsel can be to find a friend to walk this out with or even a counselor…
When rebuilding the community and wall in time of Nehemiah they were busy building but they got restored big time in Nehemiah 8:5-6 when the very presence of God caused them all to fall at Gods feet on their face. Face time with God still works and is highly transforming and healing.
In my book lean in closer with God I share about my journey to Hear God speak to me and my journey of being literally FAINT WITH LOVE with God. Jesus and the Holy Spirit came so close that every cell in my being was pulsing with the love of God… it is hard to explain but true…it is biblical
Lets look at a book I have taught from and used in my maturing and for my character development and life with God
Listening Prayer by Leanne Payne. Baker books is publisher. Lets see what Dallas Willard had to say about this resource:
Approaching God for communion with Him instead of a begging or defeated experience will raise us from the dead. Is the bible true… and we all said YES IT IS…so it is true and true right now that the promise of John 17:22-23a is ours. We must be obedient and take it by faith which has a substance.
You get to take this promise from where the throne of grace not the throne of rejection of a busy signal or throne of ignore me because I have been bad
Please here what I am going to say right now …hear this with your spirit not your brain…the whole point of pondering our approach to God is this:
Intellectual blocks and spiritual blocks will dissolve in this listening posture and life with God
When we begin to very intentionally and obedientiary chose to PRACTICE THE PRESENCE OF GOD we enter into the place we belong…we get back to the garden….