10 July 2015

Speak we are listening

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Many thanks to Hillsong backstage and Daystar I managed to live stream most of Hillsong Conference 2015 in Sidney last week. The morning show with Phil and Sanga was so ridiculously funny and so kept me awake (considering Australia - U.K time differences). Out of all the messages I listened to I connected with Rick Warren's message on how to hear the voice of God and how to test an impression. Down below are some of the notes I wrote and thought to share with you.  

    • Start with an attitude of submission (Exodus 4). 
    • You must believe that God cares about the details of your life - ( Matthew 10 vs 30). Because he loves us (John 3 vs 16) and love pays attention.
    • When you ask, be specific - (James 1 vs 5-6).   
    • You must believe that God wants to answer your questions - Habakkuk 1 (questions) & 2 (answers). 

     "The reason we seldom hear God's voice is because we are not tuned in"
    1. Withdraw - get intimate with God in a quiet place (Habakkuk 2 vs 1&2).
    2. Wait - calm your thoughts and emotions (Habakkuk 2 vs 1) & be still (Psalm 46).
    3. Sit in silence and wait on God (Psalm 62 vs 5).
    4. Read the Word of God (Habakkuk 2 vs 1).
    5. Write down the insights of what He reveals to you (Habakkuk 2 vs 2&3).
    6. Review regularly what God has shown so you can test the impressions (Habakkuk 2 vs 2).
    Say the word - Hillsong United.
    "How do you test if the Word is from God?"
    1. Ask yourself, is it consistent with the Bible? Does it line up with the Word of God?  (Luke 21 vs 33).
    2. Will it make me more like Jesus Christ?(2 Corinthians 10 vs 5).
    3. Does my church family confirm it? (Ephesians 3 vs 10). The Christian life is more than believing and its also belonging, you are part of a family so the wisdom of the righteous - Godly council is critical. (Proverbs 11 vs 9).
    4. Is it consistent with how God shaped you? (Ephesians 2 vs 10). Is it how God wired you - talents, strengths etc.
    5.  Is it convicting rather than condemning? (John 16 vs 8) (Revelations 12 vs 10) and do I sense a peace of God about it? (Colossians 3 vs 15).
    I hope you find these notes resourceful and if you do want to listen to all the other messages that were equally profound click here.
    I hope you enjoy and are blessed.
     Thanks for stopping by.

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