Spiritual Exercises: Lesson #1
How To Hear God’s Voice
Axiom 1: God talks to anyone who will listen.
Axiom 2: God will reply any time you speak to Him.
Axiom 3: God has a specific will for your life today.
For today’s spiritual exercise you will need a note pad and something to write with. Also, allow at least 2 hours to complete this exercise.
To learn to hear and trust God’s voice
Go to a public place such as a park or bus station. Just somewhere that people are sitting around not particularly busy. Bring a lunch if you wish. Sit down, quiet yourself, and pray. Ask God what He wants you to do. Ask God if there is anyone that He would like to speak with today. When God speaks to your mind (He is inside you so where else would He speak from) simply obey what He says. He may tell you to speak to someone close by or He may ask you to start walking and He will direct you by His Spirit where to go. He may simply ask you to pray for some one. Do not judge with your natural mind but simply obey. Do this once per week for at least 2 weeks. Record what happens each time in your note pad.
Note: do not take a Bible. You are a living book. Simply say or do what God speaks into your mind.
To gain confidence in knowing what is and what is not the voice of God. It is wonderful if something happens good but it is also instructive even if it does not work out. You must allow yourself to make mistakes because that is how we learn.
Note: do not do anything that will endanger yourself or others. Do not do anything that is illegal. When you are just starting out the most you will probably suffer is embarrassment. These are baby steps meant to help you gain confidence in His voice.
P.S. share your testimonies of what God does for others to read…it will be a great encouragement to everyone!