Yesterday at church, the person who preached spoke about the fact that many of us, Christians included, can no longer decipher/perceive God’s voice because we have saturated ourselves so much with the systems of this world, popular mindsets, trendy though-patterns and politically correct dialogue.
Is that you?
Let me ask the question a different way. When you hear the word of God being preached, what is your first and most natural reaction?
Do you instinctively cringe because you already suspect that the word is false?
Or do you easily get distracted because you are preoccupied with a whole lot of other stuff- life’s hustle and bustle?
Or perhaps you are not that interested because life has shown you what appears to be more saucy experiences to offer you?
🧐Or perhaps your first reaction is to get excited but you soon lose that feeling when ‘real life’ hits you?
When last have you heard God’s word and your natural reaction was a sense of joy bubbling up from within, because Deep (God’s Spirit) cried out to deep (your spirit), and deep (your spirit) actually heard and was refreshed?
This week I want to push you a bit … okay, a lot.
You see, it is your heritage as a child of God to be led by the Spirit of God. This means that you must be able to hear His voice, know that it is Him speaking and also be able to follow it.
So circle back to this time slot on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, for tips to push you to want more of God- to help you to return to a lifestyle of hearing God and following Him. In the meantime feel free to send me any questions or you could enrol for any of my coaching programs (www.thenarrowgateway.com/coachingprograms) all of which help you to cultivate deeper intimacy and communion with God.
Jesus said to His followers, My sheep hear my voice. Fam, it is your right and inheritance as a child of God to be able to hear God’s voice and be led by His Spirit.
Hey! It is what sets you apart from the world! As in! While others are trying to use sense and logic to figure out their lives, what to do, where to go, how to go about it, you know that you have a direct link with God through His Spirit, so you go to Him to ask, “Lord, what are You saying? Which way should I go? Should I follow my sense right now? Or is this one of those times when You want me to follow my passions, not my logic? Or should I go against my personality right now? Or is this one of those times when you want me to reach into my upbringing and make a move based on how I was raised?”
Get it? To be a child of God is to have the 411 on life because you have your ear to the heart of God. If you do not experience this as a consistent reality, get angry! Get dissatisfied! Rage against it, because you are being shortchanged!
Refuse that this continues to be your story any longer.
I’ll be back to the same time slot on Friday and Sunday with more tips on how to hear God again. In the meantime feel free to send me any questions or you could enrol for any of my coaching programswww.thenarrowgateway.com/coachingprograms all of which help you to cultivate deeper intimacy and communion with God.
Hey folks hope Mondays introduction to this week’s#boomtip really stirred up a desire in you to know God’s voice again. Please go back to read Monday’s intro in case you missed it.
Tip 1 to help you begin to hear God’s voice again
Hmmmm this is a no brained, yet it’s sooo hard for most of us. The Lord is always speaking to people, including folks who don’t even follow Him. Whether you hear Him or not, and what you hear IF you do hear Him, depends many time on how receptive your heart is. The receptiveness of your heart is often determined by what you fill your life with.
This is not a matter of “do you fill your life with so-called good things or bad things?” This is a matter of whether the pre-occupation of your minutes, hours and days creates noise in your spirit, OR silences your spirit so that it can actually hear, see and perceive the move of God’s Spirit in your life.
Noise! So many voices! So many inputs! So many opinions! So many agendas! If you want to hear God’s voice more, practice silence in the spirit. Quieten your life. De-clutter from exposures and activities that dull your spiritual senses away from God. 🤫
I’ll be back to the same time slot on Sunday with more tips on how to hear God again. In the meantime feel free to send me any questions or you could enrol for any of my coaching programs (www.thenarrowgateway.com/coachingprograms) all of which help you to cultivate deeper intimacy and communion with God. ❤️
Hi folks! Really hope you all have started practicing the tips I have shared so far on this topic. The reason that many of us Christians find our Christian lives to be so impractical and lacking any power is because we do not know the life of intimacy with God where you can actually hear His voice constantly and be led by His Spirit.
Folks, WE ARE SHORTCHANGING OURSELVES!
Here’s tip 2
FLOOD YOUR LIFE
Flood your life with experiences and exposures that carry the voice of God naturally. What you expose yourself to is what will shape the condition of your heart and prepare you to hear God and commune with Him intimately. What are the experiences and exposures that are available to you that carry God’s voice naturally? 🤷♀️ There are sooooo many!
All of creation was made at the word of God and it displays His person, His intentions and His power
The written word of God in the Bible also is God’s revelation of Himself to mankind
God at work in the lives of people. When we interact with folks who are walking with God, we get to know Him more through what He does in the lives of others
I could go on and on. You can choose to intentionally fill your life with carriers of God’s voice. When you do this, you are cleaning out the spiritual wax that has been clogging up your spiritual ears and preventing you from hearing or perceiving God’s voice.
I trust that you got something out of this week’s#boomtips. Feel free to send me any questions or you could enrol for any of my coaching programs (www.thenarrowgateway.com/coachingprograms) all of which help you to cultivate deeper intimacy and communion with God.
Coach Toyin, Founder of The Narrow Gateway
As always, I end this by saying, I am Coach Toyin, fully convicted by my own words and very much still under construction in the hands of the Father.