Monthly Archives: August 2015

Conversational “Helps” with God: “People Who Need God”

In my last post, I took a popular communication model and tried to explain my view of Dr. Willard’s title of his book: Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God. In this post, I will try to apply some … Continue reading

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“In My Wheelhouse”

I am fascinated by slang expressions. A slang expression I have heard in recent years is “in my wheelhouse” which means that when a topic comes up that a person claims as their area of expertise, it is common to … Continue reading

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When God Speaks Through People

Too often when we think about hearing God, we think it has to be a direct communication. For example, we think of Paul on the road to Damascus as Jesus’ voice says “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” Acts … Continue reading

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When Hearing God is Bad…

The title of this post sounds strange. When could hearing from God be bad? When others around you don’t hear from God at all. Dr. Willard tells of his grandmother who led a wonderful devout life, yet she said something … Continue reading

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Is This a Book You Really Want to Read?

The Lord speaks to Moses in Exodus 33:11. The twenty-third Psalm of David makes reference to being lead, being guided, being with God, being comforted by God. In Isaiah, God speaks to Jacob and refers to calling him [Isaiah 41:8]. … Continue reading

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The Natural Flow

Luke 17: 7-10 This is the story of the servant. I was not too familiar with it and when I encountered it in Dr. Willard’s book [he used it as a reference] I began to wonder what it meant. Let … Continue reading

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Green Peas

“God spoke to me.” “The Holy Spirit put it on my heart.” “God revealed this idea to me.” If you have ever been around Christians, you may have heard expressions like these. They refer to “hearing” from God. At my … Continue reading

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