The Joy of Listening to God

Author: Joyce Huggett

Publisher: IVP Books


Category: Religion

Page: 240

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For many, prayer is a time to pour out our concerns to God. But are we so busy talking that we fail to listen to all the riches he has for us? Joyce Huggett was an ordinary Christian who told God her problems and desires. But then there was a change. Slowly she began to discover that God revealed himself to her when she was quiet before him. A whole new dimension of prayer opened up as she explored channels of hearing God that she had never known before. And in this book she shares her spiritual pilgrimage with us. Always practical, always biblical, Joyce Huggett shows us how we can quiet ourselves and prepare to hear God speak in his multicolored ways. Here is a book for those who want to be introduced to a fresh way of invigorating their walk with God.

Listening to God in Times of Choice

The Art of Discerning God's Will

Author: Gordon T. Smith

Publisher: InterVarsity Press


Category: Religion

Page: 158

View: 576

All Christians yearn to live at the center of God's will. But how to discern his will is an art that eludes many of us. And the advice we get often conflicts. Some tell us to look for a divine "blueprint"-the one perfect plan for our lives that we need to find. We are encouraged to search the Scriptures and hunt for signs, trying to uncover the map of our lives that God has drawn. Others have rejected the blueprint school of guidance for the "wisdom school." With minds renewed by the teaching of Scripture, we are to develop the wisdom necessary to make wise choices. We are told not to expect that there is just one answer to God's will for every decision we face. Several may be possible. The difficulty with both approaches, writes Gordon Smith, is that they minimize the presence and voice of God in times of choice. Instead, he argues for a third way. He suggests that we develop discernment as a spiritual discipline. By stressing the personal aspects of growing in our relationship with God, we can understand his will, not just in times of crisis but throughout our daily lives. This book provides no magic formulas, no recipes for guaranteed success-just a lot of insight, gleaned from centuries of lived Christian experience, that will guide and encourage you in the art of discerning God's will.

Listening To God

Author: Joyce Huggett

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 836

When we seek God's voice, God is far from silent. In this profound spiritual testimony, Joyce Huggett draws on many years' experience of prayerfully listening to God to offer practical guidance and advice for anyone seeking a new dimension of prayer. Offering encouragement to start out on the journey, she tackles common difficulties honestly, and points towards a thrilling new relationship with God. This book, described as 'a spiritual classic' has over thirty years provided invaluable help to many thousands of people seeking greater depth in their spiritual life. This edition contains a chapter looking at what we can learn from the different streams of Christian spirituality.

Discerning the Voice of God

How to Recognize When He Speaks

Author: Priscilla C. Shirer

Publisher: Moody Publishers


Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Do you feel that the ability to hear God's voice is for other people and not for you? Is it only for people who lived in Biblical times? Not at all! The God who loved you enough to die for you loves you enough to talk to you. And wherever you are in your spiritual walk, God will find a way to speak to you in a way you will understand. Become acquainted with the Voice that has spoken from a fire and a cloud; with visible signs and an invisible Spirit; through a burning bush and burning hearts. Hear from some of the most well-known Christians in history about how God speaks to them—and discover for yourself how you can discern the voice of God.

Stark Raving Obedience

Radical Results from Listening Prayer

Author: Ted Kallman, Isaiah Kallman

Publisher: AudioInk Publishing


Category: Religion


View: 550

Stark Raving Obedience will change the way you listen for God’s voice. It is a down-to-earth, practical treatment of how to develop a listening ear, to discern the voice of the God who speaks. It teaches simple scriptural principles on: • developing a two-way communicating relationship with God. • discerning God’s will for everyday decisions • praying in faith in the situations you face • developing a lifestyle of obedience to God’s voice Above all, Stark Raving Obedience encourages and challenges the reader to pursue a passionate prayer relationship with Jesus Christ. If you follow its principles, this book will radically change your life as you learn to communicate and follow a speaking God.

Psalm Prayers

A companion for worship and devotion

Author: Stephen Cherry

Publisher: Canterbury Press


Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 305

Psalm Prayers is a devotional companion to the Psalms and a practical resource for creating prayers for public worship. It is particularly helpful for those who lead services of Evensong from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, where the reading of the psalms and extemporary prayer are integral parts of the service. Stephen Cherry introduces each of the 150 Psalms and lays out its central theme before offering a prayer in response. Crafted with care in a traditional style that complements the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, these prayers are nevertheless fresh and immediate, vividly reflecting the concerns and pressures of today’s world. These prayers have been developed and used over many years’ experience in parish and cathedral ministry, and latterly in King’s College, Cambridge, and are suitable for both choral evensong in cathedrals and college chapels or simple, spoken services in local churches.

Listening to Others

How One Woman Discovered a Healing Art

Author: Joyce Huggett

Publisher: Intervarsity Press


Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 135

A New Way of Living

Practicing the Beatitudes Every Day

Author: Gene Wilkes

Publisher: New Hope Publishers


Category: Religion

Page: 153

View: 189

You exercise. You eat right. You make good choices—the stairs instead of the elevator. You are pursuing wellness. Is it possible, though, that in your pursuit to achieve wellness you are ignoring the one area of your life that needs the most daily exercise? Just like physical wellness requires commitment, a training regimen, good choices, and constant pursuit, spiritual wellness does too. In A New Way of Living, you'll discover a practical spiritual training program that can be successfully embraced and followed. Using nine simple verses, author, preacher, runner, and cyclist Gene Wilkes paints the picture of how to pursue spiritual wellness. Using carefully interpreted messages from the Beatitudes, you'll have an understanding of the people, the characteristics, and the promises that Jesus addressed. With that understanding, Wilkes then helps you develop your simple Beatitude exercise regimen. Each chapter in A New Way of Living includes reflection questions as part of a takeaway section as well as a small-group discussion guide and three-week devotional for digital online use. The book also contains photos characteristic of metaphors used in the book as well as other ancillary items.

The Disciple

On Becoming Truly Human

Author: Lucy Peppiatt

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers


Category: Religion

Page: 178

View: 534

In The Disciple, Lucy Peppiatt addresses the question of what it means to "become like Jesus" in the context of our everyday lives. Through the gifts of the Word and the Spirit, our communities, and our circumstances in life, God forms us into the likeness of his Son and leads us into a life of freedom, in relationship with the Father, where we experience what it means to become truly and fully human. The Disciple brings together theological depth, stories from Scripture, and examples from everyday life to paint a picture of the dynamic work of God in our lives and how we might respond to his work so that we are brought into the richness and reality of the life of the kingdom. Following Jesus means being apprenticed and schooled in the ways of freedom and the fullness of life. The Disciple combines theology and practice, including suggestions of how to respond in practical ways, as individuals, and in our communities, to the calling of God on our lives to "follow him."