In life, you make thousands of decisions, big and small. You want these decisions grounded in "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven" and you lift your petitions to God in prayer, but communication with God is a two-way street. Are you listening to Him? In Hearing God, you'll learn how the other half of the conversation works in practice. At its end, you'll have a biblically-based portrait of what intimacy with God looks like and a vision of life enriched by hearing God's voice. Originally published as In Search of Guidance.
"God spoke to me." "The Spirit spoke to my heart." "God revealed the idea to me." Being close to God means communicating with him--telling him what is on our hearts in prayer and hearing and understanding what he is saying to us. It is this second half of our conversation with God that is so important but that can also be so difficult. How do we hear his voice? How can we be sure that what we think we hear is not our own subconscious? What role does the Bible play? What if what God says to us is not clear? The key, says best-selling author Dallas Willard, is to focus not so much on individual actions and decisions as on building our personal relationship with our Creator. In this updated classic, originally published as In Search of Guidance, the author provides rich spiritual insight into how we can hear God's voice clearly and develop an intimate partnership with him in the work of his kingdom.
Dallas Willard is professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California. He is the author of and
"Few books have challenged me like this one. I would urge every serious-minded Christian to read it . . . at your own risk."
"The best book on divine guidance I have ever read. I recommend it highly."
"Willard wonderfully encourages us to listen for God's voice, and then to respond and obey. This is a book of great encouragement and helpful insights into the arena of God's direction in our daily living."
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