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As I’ve listened to people (including myself) who want to hear from God, I’ve noticed that we tend to “signs” rather than His voice. I spent a couple years studying the topic of “hearing God.” The method I focused on was not hearing Him through signs, but rather through the heart. That takes “transformation” of the mind.

The purpose of this blog is to encourage dialogue on this topic. I will share insights I learned. But I also look forward to learning from others. Join me! In a couple days I will “dig in” with some things I learned and look forward to what you think.

 

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Fourth Dimension Crossovers

I have been captivated by the theory of the fourth dimension. We live in the third dimension so it is hard for us to understand the fourth dimension.

Scripture is full of what I call crossovers (bridges) between the third dimension  and the fourth dimension. Experiences like dreams, angels, visions, miracles, out of body experiences, acts of faith, etc. Over the years I have found an overwhelming amount of crossovers since learning how to read the Bible in a meditative approach where a holy imagination brings the face-to-face encounter with Jesus.  For instance, feast your imagination on Psalm 114!  Try 2 Kings 6:15-17.

Since I started talking about it on Sunday mornings I have had several people share their crossover experiences. Please share yours! It could be a huge encouragement to someone else.

 

“What if I don’t have a hearing God experience?”

In my personal experience of “hearing God” there are times when it’s like a stone ceiling separating His voice from me. I’ve heard lots of people say the same thing! Some things I’ve learned about this frustrating experience…

  1. Trinity wants this communication even more than you
  2. The goal of hearing God is about a relationship, not just a “get me out of trouble” thing…that’s relying on “signs”
  3. Maybe you have not yet discovered His “customized” experience for you
  4. Watch out for expectations about how you think it has to happen
  5. Talk with others who have experience in this (pastor; friend; books)…they can be a wonderful resource.

Please share your experience.

How do I know when God is speaking to me?

Hearing God can be illusive. Many times I’ve had people ask, “How do I know when Trinity is speaking to me?

There are no formulas. It’s a very individual conversation, each time. His Voice is happening 24/7. Tapping into that for yourself takes practice. Watch out for expectations about how that is supposed to happen. 

Hearing Trinity might be found…in signs (circumstances, situations, timing, miracles, etc.)…in sensing Voice while praying…in actual, audible voice…through other people (words, books, etc.)…through Creation…through an inward prompting…through inward light…through an overwhelming, inward peace.

The most sure way for hearing Trinity is through transformational Bible reading. It’s more than just reading a Bible. It’s interacting with the words, the phrases, the nuances as if you are speaking to another person…which you are! While reading and meditating, you may experience stabs, brightness (aura), holy fear, laughter, the Scripture jumping out at you, and other individual experiences.

“What if I don’t have a hearing God experience?”

Psalm 19:1-4a

The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world.

Savoring…

In the book I write about “savoring” a word, phrase, or sentence. There are also times when I read a whole section or chapter. I’ll do that over several days. It gives me more ebb and flow in the big picture so that the smaller savorings take on more life. I sense the Bible becoming more integrated…like little hotpoints connecting throughout the Scripture.

 

Crazy about communicating!

 

     When I was deciding on what topic to research, the whole thing of God’s communication to humans came to the forefront. In my book I talk about when God spoke everything into existence He put “word” at the core of all things made. So, all that exists communicates simply because of the way it’s made (Psalm 19:1-4a). What ever is made cannot, not communicate. God uses all that is made to communicate with us. He is crazy about communicating with us!

“Eat this book”

Ezekiel 3:1-3 (MSG)

He told me, “Son of man, eat what you see. Eat this book. Then go and speak to the family of Israel.” As I opened my mouth, he gave me the scroll to eat, saying, “Son of man, eat this book that I am giving you. Make a full meal of it!” So I ate it. It tasted so good—just like honey.

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