Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008
LISTENING FOR GOD
President Franklin D. Roosevelt got tired of smiling that big smile and saying the usual things at all those White House receptions. So, one evening he decided to find out whether anybody was paying attention to what he was saying. As each person came up to him with extended
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 4, 2012
LISTENING TO GOD COMPARED TO LISTENING TO THE DOCTOR
We should treat prayer for what it is, a two way conversation with God, and learn to be quiet long enough for him to get a word in edge ways. Nicky Gumbel, in his book Questions of Life compares it to a visit to the doctor, he writes “Suppose I
"A church that does not listen for God in the Bible and treat the Bible as the unique touchstone of truth about God and about us is losing its identity, it’s raison
Contributed by Steve Malone on Jun 6, 2002
Listen - God says, don’t buy into the myth of more - thinking that having more (of something or someone) will make you happy.... Don’t buy into the myth of thinking that you are just one purchase, one buck, one promotion, one relationship, one accomplishment, one good time or one gut busting
Contributed by Darren Ethier on Jul 11, 2001
Waiting to be interviewed for a job as a wireless operator, a group of applicants paid little attention to the sound of the dots and dashes which began coming over a loudspeaker. Suddenly one of them rushed into the employer’s office. Soon he returned smiling. "I got it!" he exclaimed."How did you
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jan 5, 2008
QUOTE: “If God has spoken, listen! If God has recorded his words in a Book, search its pages with a believing heart. If you do not accept it as God’s inspired word, I cannot invite you to pay any particular attention to it; but if you regard it as the Book of God, I charge you, as I shall meet
Contributed by Bruce Lee on Jun 15, 2015
Psalm 66:18 "If I regard iniquity in my heart the Lord will not hear." Have you ever felt an unfamiliar and strange feeling like you should be talking to God? That is simply soul searching. It is actually God reaching out to you. But sin blocks that connection. When you "regard" or "cherish"
They say silence is golden – but is it possible that too much silence is not such a good thing? There’s a room in the United States that’s so quiet it becomes unbearable after a short time. The longest anyone has survived in the ‘anechoic chamber’ at Orfield Laboratories in South Minneapolis is
A good pilot does what it takes to get his passengers home.
A good example of this, is the story of a flight when the attendant told everyone to take their seats because of impending turbulence. It was a rowdy flight; the folks weren’t quick to respond; so she warned them again. “The flight is
When William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army, felt the call of the Lord to go into the streets of London and begin ministering to street people, he stood in a Methodist Conference meeting and requested permission from the presiding bishop to be released from his church to go into the
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Dec 27, 2009
GOD HAS SPOKEN...LISTEN!
"If God has spoken, listen! If God has recorded his words in a Book, search its pages with a believing heart. If you do not accept it as God’s inspired word, I cannot invite you to pay any particular attention to it; but if you regard it as the Book of God, I charge you,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Prayer is the single most powerful tool we have on Earth. And yet so many people misunderstand it or ignore it altogether. Prayer is our ability to talk directly to God and to listen to God tell us how to live our
Contributed by Mark Haines on Jul 9, 2001
Dr. William Sangster wrote: “When a thing is plainly right, it is, perhaps, academic whether I thought of it myself or whether God told me. But one thing is certain, I thought of far, far fewer sweet things to do, and hard things before I learned to listen to God than I
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jul 14, 2007
Charles Spurgeon declared, “If God has spoken, listen! If God has recorded his words in a Book, search its pages with a believing heart. If you do not accept it as God’s inspired word, I cannot invite you to pay any particular attention to it; but if you regard it as the Book of God, I charge you,
Contributed by Randy Croft on Jul 5, 2004
Listening--Two men were talking over coffee one day. One said: "I’m concerned about my wife. She talks to herself a lot these days." The other said: "Mine does too, but she doesn’t know it. She thinks I’m listening.”
Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 2, 2005
In Henry Blackaby’s book Experiencing God he makes a point that is so true and yet makes us so uncomfortable. I was reminded of that when I received the January 17, 2005 e-mail devotional based on that book.
The call to relationship is also a call to be on mission with God. That call to mission
Contributed by Steve Malone on Jul 23, 2002
Astronaut James Erwin is one of but a few men to walk on the moon. As he stood upon the lunar landscape and looked up at the earth, he prayed for the first time in his life. He thought about the strife among nations, poverty, hunger, and rampant evil; and he thought to himself: "What is more
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Aug 19, 2008
Jo Guerrero told this: When my daughter was five, she disobeyed me and had been sent to her room. After a few minutes, I went in to have a talk about why she was being punished. Teary-eyed, she asked, “Why do we do wrong things?”
“Well, I said, “sometimes the Devil tells us to do something wrong
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2008
There once was a man who had nothing for his family to eat. He had an old rifle and three bullets. So, he decided that he would go out hunting and kill some wild game for dinner.
As he went down the road, he saw a rabbit. He shot at the rabbit and missed it. The rabbit ran away.
Then he saw a