“Oh how I love Your law, it is my meditation all the day.” – Psalm 119:97
This morning Lead Pastor Carl Gulley continued our series, Turn Your Ears On. Throughout our series we are learning more about what it means to hear God and how we can respond. This week we talked about hearing God through the Bible. The Bible is the very written voice of God.
THE MOST PREDICTABLE WAY TO HEAR GOD IS TO READ, MEMORIZE AND APPLY THE WRITTEN VOICE OF GOD.
When we meditate on Scripture and memorize His word, we find intimacy with Jesus. Knowing the Bible is not about being a model christian, it is about knowing God.
GOD DOESN’T SPEAK ONLY THROUGH HIS WORD, BUT HE’LL NEVER SPEAK CONTRARY TO HIS WORD.
When we are trying to discern what God is speaking, the Bible should be our filter. God will never tell us something that goes against His words. When we store up the Words of God in our heart, we give God vocabulary to speak to us.
God wants to speak to us. He wants to show us His ways and give us direction. We go to the Bible because the ways of God are greater than our own. God doesn’t expect us to make decisions on our own, He wants to be in the process with us because He knows what is best.
We also need the words of God engraved on our hearts in order to combat the lies of the enemy. When we have truth within us, the lies stand no chance.
IN RESPONSE //
This week, we want to focus on spending time reading the words of God.
- Read // Take a passage of Scripture to read and meditate on this week
- Memorize // Intentionally memorize that passage and let the words sink in
- Apply // When reading a passage of Scripture, take time to ask God these questions –
- How does this passage apply to my life?
- How can I respond?