Essay about Hearing God : The Prayer God

1259 Words Dec 21st, 2016 6 Pages
Hearing God

“God spoke to me” are words that create unease in the most dedicated of Christians. “I sense that God is speaking to my heart” are also words that can give sincere faithful people a feeling of being second class believers if in all honesty they cannot say they have had such an experience. Others have had encounters that are unexplainable other than to turn to Moses’s encounter at the burning bush and Abraham’s visitation at Mount Moriah but have kept them private for fear of ridicule. Lily Tomlin asks “Why is it that when we speak to God we are said to be praying but when God speaks to us we are said to be delusional!” I agree with Dallas Willard who writes, “I believe people are meant to live in an ongoing conversation with God, speaking and being spoken too.” (Hearing God pg.18) Certainly the scriptural narratives of God’s people are full of conversations which have inspired and given direction to believers in interpreting their own experiences down to this very day. We need teaching and the wisdom of discernment to help the Christian church today to grow into its one-on-one privilege with God. We also need to leave behind our skepticism and suspicions and press forward with discernment avoiding the folly of human presumption and find the place of…

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