For the next few days, I’ll be posting about the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer. We’ve just completed the entire study under the leadership of Charmaine, and she has done an excellent job posting daily updates and verses for the daily lessons. While Charmaine was leading this study, I was leading 5 Conversations with Your Daughter bible study, and I missed this one. Since I missed the opportunity to participate, I decided to complete the study before we begin One in a Million on April 19th. I’d like to be on the same page as the rest of you, speaking the same language as we move into another Priscilla Shirer Bible study. So for the next week, I’ll be waking up earlier than usual for quiet time with God, my journal, my Bible and the voice of God workbook.
These blog posts will be a summary of my study and a link to the daily studies by Charmaine. I’m not leading this study, I’m journaling it into the blog and preparing myself for the new study. I’m also showing you another benefit of the Bible Cafe: you can start a study at any time, post comments at any time, and learn at your own pace.
Follow me, Follow Him. He’s ready for you to start your study, anytime.
Links for Voice of God Week One
- Session One- Viewer Guide
- Day 1- Preparing to Hear Him
- Day 2-Waiting for God
- Day3-Getting Ready to Obey Him
- Day 4-Get Ready to Listen
- Day 5-Put Your Faith Into It
This Week’s Summary
One of the most important lessons I got from this week’s study is:
- Be still
- Listen only to Him
It’s an important lesson for me, because for the last week, I’ve been sharing my “God talks” with others and this lesson clearly says not to. While my intent in sharing with others is for more clarification, God’s intent is for me to listen to Him and only Him. Is this pride, sharing with others that “God is speaking to me” or is it unbelief, asking others to explain His words to verify to me that He is really speaking. What is very clear from this weeks lesson is this: Shut up!
It is also clear to me that if I started this lesson when Charmaine did, I would not get the message. Bible study is between you and God. He wants you to read and learn when He’s ready for you to listen. He knows I need to hear this today, not a month ago. He knows I’m in a season of quiet and I’m willing to listen.
My immediate steps are this: find more alone time with God, get a journal and start recording our PRIVATE conversations, stop sharing these conversations. God is not saying “share this with others.” What He’s saying is “listen and obey.”
So if you get an email or see me post “I just had another dream” please just slap me! Christians are often too kind and unwilling to offend. It’s okay to offend me and turn me feet and my eyes back where they belong: on God, not on you.
Have I offended you?
Complete the Sentence
I know the Lord is speaking to me when……(please post a comment).
On my knees in submission to God,