Hearing God

RESTNotes

I wish I could google God for answers to life’s problems.

Then, I could just type a query and get his response—the Truth.

I don’t always come up with the right questions to ask to find the solutions I need. And at times, I don’t know what to pray when I’m burdened by life challenges. Sometimes I would prefer to be able to enter a word or phrase into my Internet search engine, trusting that God would grant me the specific directions I needed each time.

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Communicating with God

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And when you assume the posture of prayer, remember that it’s not all asking. If you have anything against someone, forgive—only then will your heavenly Father be inclined to also wipe your slate clean of sins. (Mark 11:25 The Message)

I felt a roadblock in my communication with the Lord. I prayed about it, but I didn’t find inner peace or direction. My tattered red flags whipped in my emotional wind. I asked, When did this feeling of isolation begin?

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Tuning Out Distractions

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But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory. He is with you . . . Do not be afraid or discouraged. Go out against them tomorrow, for the Lord is with you! (2 Chron. 20:17 NLT)

Writing my first book initiated one of the most intense spiritual battles of my life.

I worried about my family—especially my seven grandchildren. I had not been available for their needs with all my blogging, speaking, and writing. Guilty thoughts saturated me like a heavy rainstorm. And worry encompassed me like a dark thundercloud overhead.

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