Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Day 10: A 14-Day Journey to Hearing from God

Today's plan was to cover the last item on our list of ways we hear from God: warning and foresight, spoken directly to our spirits, but when we walk by the Spirit, plans change. The Lord has moved us in a different direction. The new plan is to close the journey on Day 14 with warnings and foresight, and today through Day 13, is for me to simply give you the assignment for the day. 

Go back in your mind to the day that you saw the post for this journey, or the moment someone invited you to join the journey. Revisit that place in your heart and mind and remind yourself WHY you wanted to be here. Have you gotten what you wanted? Did you do your part to get it?

We've been talking for 9 days about the blessing that's ours as a result of being in relationship with Jesus. We get to hear directly from God by way of the Holy Spirit. We've talked about the different ways we hear from God, and we've even seen some practical ways to tune our ears to His voice, so now, I'm going to stop talking. We're going to practice applying what we've learned. The journey was designed for you to hear His voice, so now you have to MAKE the time and put yourself in the position, when it's seriously just you and Him, so He can speak to your heart.

The Assignment
  1. Grab your Bible. Date your journal.
  2. Pray and ask God to open your spiritual eyes to see His Word like you've never seen it before. Ask Him to illuminate your understanding. Thank Him for living in you and speaking to you. Thank Him for this time that's dedicated to just you and Him, and thank Him for being completely tuned into you.
  3. Take this time to pray about what's on your heart. Just talk to the Lord like you would talk to your husband or wife or a friend. Let it all out. 
  4. Then, read Proverbs 10:4, 12:24, 12:27, 18:9, and  6:6-11(use verses 10 and 11 for the 'S' in SOAP).
  5. Follow the SOAP method to interact with God's Word today. This is you TALKING to Him. You're in conversation with Him when you're responding to His Word.
  6. After you've prayed (the 'P' in SOAP), set a timer for 7 minutes, and sit in silence, but keep your mind focused on what you just studied. Keep your journal open. Should anything come to you, write it down. 

I'm praying for you.

-Iantha

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