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Best Practices Part 6 – The Practice of Listening
February 7, 2021

Best Practices Part 6 – The Practice of Listening

February 7, 2021

Best Practices

Part 6: The Practice of Listening

8 for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 1 Timothy 4:8

What might keep us from listening?

42 …few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:42

2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2

Does God really speak to us?

God to us!

Most people give little thought to hearing from God until they are facing a critical or overwhelming .

Ask yourself: How often do I pursue God’s guidance when I’m not searching for life direction or facing a crisis?

How does God speak to us today?

“God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church to reveal Himself, His purposes, and His ways.” – Blackaby & King

God is willing to offer us direction in life with the leadership of the .

26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26

1) Listen for God to speak to you as you .

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

2) Listen for God to speak to you as you .

34 Blessed are those who listen to me,
watching daily at my doors,
waiting at my doorway. Proverbs 8:34

Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy. 9 So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. 10 The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” 1 Samuel 3:8b-10

3. Listen for God to speak to you in your .

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

4. Listen for God to speak to you through other .

15 The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. Proverbs 12:15

15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, Ephesians 4:15

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