God is ALWAYS speaking, but that doesn't mean that we can always hear what He's saying! Here's an incredibly practical help from Graham Cooke in hearing God at those really difficult times when He seems silent! ...
How many times have you heard these or perhaps thought them yourself? “God’s not answering my prayers”, or “Apparently, God just doesn’t want to speak to me right now.” I think more often than not, these moments of “silence” are more about our listening than about his communication patterns. God is…
Have you ever received a prophetic word and felt like it was just so right? And then other times not so much? I’ve even received words that felt like some of it made sense to me, but other parts of it didn’t. It’s so important that we know what to do when we receive a ...
An incredibly clear word especially as it is from someone who is often speaking as an itinerant from outside the local community! Well done Shawn Bolz! Thank you for helping to make the prophetic natural and healthy! ...
I have seen people go way off their current priorities and goals after getting an exciting word from someone not connected to their community or connected to them relationally. Any words you get from people like this should be confirming, or at least feel like they flow with things you are currently building with God. If a word doesn't fit, you should shelve it and wait for confirmation. People who are not relationally involved with you don't know your story, your journey, what God is saying or has said, what your community around you is carrying, etc.
Excerpt from "Translating God," available: bit.ly/GetTranslatingGod
Is God talking less? It could be a really good sign! ...
One of the students yesterday said to me:
"God used to talk to me loads but talks to me much less these days."
I know her well and that she loves Jesus like crazy. So I think she was taken back when I responded:
You see I don't think it's healthy for people to speak to God about... every... single... thing.
Imagine you are the parent of a toddler and they ask for a glass of juice.
What would you do?
You'd get them a sippy cup, go to the fridge and then pour them some juice.
But imagine your son is now 17 and every time he wants a drink he asks you for a sippy cup of juice.
That would just be weird, right?
You see, with maturity we don't need the same things again and again from our parents.
The 17 year old can get his own drink. He should be asking you for advice with his college applications or his love life.
It's the same with God.
We might need to ask him how to forgive someone when we are new to our faith.
But hopefully when the hundredth person wrongs us, we shouldn't have to ask if we need to forgive or how to do it.
We don't need to ask God all the time what we should do.
In fact, it's a sign of immaturity. That's not bad, everyone starts somewhere, but we want to mature... don't we?
It says in the Psalms that "the people of Israel knew God's ACTS but Moses knew God's WAYS."
In interacting with God we shouldn't just be looking for what to do but we should be discovering why we do things.
Because as we discover our Father's heart we stop needing to ask him certain things.
We start to KNOW what our daddy would do these instances.
So is God talking to you less a bad sign?
Not necessarily... you might be growing up!
(this was an excerpt from my weekly email)
Here are 5 tests of a true prophet: 1. Does the prophet believe in the redemptive work of the Son of God? One thing to note is that false prophets are antichrist in nature. They are not anti-Jesus. The word Christ is the Greek word Christos and it means “the anointed one.” The anointing is ...