That prophet has spoken presumptuously. We can only love a person. As surely as someone tells you how they hear God speak, you will hear God both similarly and also quite differently. He was speaking to me—not in words that I could hear and understand and repeat. You want fresh pineapple and Jell-O? Now, when I want a little time to read, she wants to get up in my face and be stroked! Just How Busy Is God? The voices and counsel of others.
I sense He wanted you to be encouraged that this is, in fact, your time and many of His promises for you are about to come true. I dreamed about that very thing last night! I distinctly remember people clearing their throats, making excuses to get up to go to the restroom or whatever—just some excuse to end this seeming charade. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You see, he actually knew how to give good gifts. If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me that question… How Does God Sound? Somewhere deep within Derene, from a place she had never known before, something inside her suddenly knew—it was clear to her as she looked at Claudia. When you hear what He speaks and you tell others what you just heard, you are prophesying—that is, you are speaking forth that which God has spoken to you.
Why make such a silly point? Thus, since we do hear God speak when we are not even trying to—then how much more will we be able to hear Him if we do try to hear Him? When Nicodemus came to Him at night, Jesus showed him the Truth—the Truth, of course, is Jesus Himself. He told His disciples a few minutes later that sharing with this woman was His food and drink. Oh, by the way, do you hear something? Rather than just for the young teachable types, it was for the old leaders and servants, too. Hurry, before this second printing runs out, get a copy for yourself and one for a friend. Many are unaware that a true prophet, who is usually accurate, can still every now and then make a mistake when prophesying.
As I furiously searched for even one clue to prove I was right about the salvation issue, my mind could not recall a single Scripture that proved my point. It lasted just a moment. Zooming in and out with His telescopic lens, the Holy Spirit creates close encounters and yes, far away ones. Now this may come as a shock to some, but Jesus died for sinners. Take note that the name satan and related names are not capitalized. He knows that you accuse yourself just as much as he accuses you! If I am really going to follow You, then I must do more than just hear Your voice, I must discern it from the other voices. Still, I knew one had to start somewhere, and I was working on keeping the Law as best I could.
Toward the end of this almost four-hour flight, I got up one more time. Did I have anything to do with any of that? Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. Now, having come to grips with this amazing truth, why not learn to hear Him even better by listening to His voice? My job was to be a writer of press releases for the media on behalf of the White House. We had moved to San Clemente and found a local Vineyard Christian Fellowship. It just made me love her more, because it reminded me so much of Lucy. I was drawn to the situation and, as she passed me and sat down a few rows behind me, I eventually overheard someone ask her where she was going. The more I read, the more I received answers.
In those days, only a few men and women actually believed that a machine with its various heavy components, manned by one or more persons, could actually be made to fly as of lighter than air. He was accused of that for one reason only: He was a friend of sinners, and He loved hanging out with them. He is the One who must be carefully discerned and sought after with all your heart—to know His will. Maybe someone there might have had more than me, though, who knows? God even admitted it a bit later in the story. God comes through and shows you the next step and it was something you least expected—and usually never expected, but it always turns out, at least in the long run, to be the very best thing that could ever have happened to you.
Answer: There is a fundamental misunderstanding about the nature of prophecy. If you have said or thought that, great! Taking It to the Streets I was curious to see if this would work on the street. Then expect test-tube dreams and scientific analogies. Have you ever had a clogged filter in your heating and air conditioning unit? I pondered about hearing His voice and trusting Him with our lives—He promised. I just want to know what to do! He told us we would find Him if we searched for Him with all our heart. By the way, every believer is in the same club—or should we call it school—the school of the Spirit.
And you pleased God by doing so. This would not be the last time He would first pretend to refuse to help and then would later give that help. How many times have you felt God is trying to speak to you and yet you feel like you're hearing nothing? She went on to explain how she was a volleyball coach, or something to that effect. This very practical, yet inspirational, book encourages readers to step confidently into their destiny in Christ. God has as many versions of prophecy as He has persons and personalities in the earth.
What was to prevent Him from taking others from her that she loved? I was being drawn, as He bid me to come closer. As I stood in line, right behind was the same young woman. She takes the reader on a journey to help discover tools for living a lifestyle of expectancy when it comes to the blessings and favor of God. Now, roughly a year later, Claudia complained of her chronic and major health problem. So I ate fast and waited and watched. I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father,I have sinned against heaven and against you.
And he understood the Gospel—most of it, that is. Evangelism is never just reaping. In those years, Campus Crusade for Christ, a fairly conservative organization, was not exactly promoting supernatural experiences. But, I was already an ordained elder in my own church at the youthful age of 26, and I knew a lot—or so I thought. Now, because God is a personal Father Himself, and His plans for you and me are good, He wants to spend lots of one-on-one time with each of us. God is creative and He loves to speak to each person differently.