The Prophecy I Didn’t Want to Hear

I sat in the second row from the front at the Leaders Alive conference, my heart crying out to God for answers. "Talk to me, God!" I prayed. "I need to hear from You!" I was struggling with acute loneliness where God had placed our family. Even though I loved our small town, I had …

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Hearing God’s Voice (Part 7 of 7): Hearing Within God’s Family

Some speak of the church as an institution, but I think of God's church as a family. When I refer to "God's family," I am not talking about your physical family, or even about your local church group, although I hope that those things are included in your Christian family. God's family is much bigger than …

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Hearing God’s Voice (Part 6 of 7): Telling Others What I Hear

Knowing when and how to share what we hear can be a tough part to navigate in our journey to hearing God. In this post, I would like to focus on three things that have helped me greatly. First of all, hearing God is not equivalent to having the permission to share what I hear. …

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Hearing God’s Voice (Part 3 of 7): What is Prophecy?

What do you imagine when you think of a prophet? A rheumy-eyed, wild-haired old man raging while spit dribbles down his long white beard? A preacher smacking his fist into the podium and declaring judgment on sinners? A church brother telling you in no uncertain terms that you are on the wrong track? Someone who …

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