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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

1--Hear the Voice of God - Introduction










by Faith. . .

Hear the Voice of God
by
Kay Frances Graves



      True meditation is. . .
the echo
of God's Word
in my mind
as it reaches out
to speak to
the deep recesses
of my heart
bringing light and life
into my soul.


Introduction

The One True God of the Holy Bible does not operate behind a cloak of mysticism. He is a practical God of order, wisdom, and knowledge.

The real God of the Bible desires to communicate with His people through His Word, just as we communicate and reveal our thoughts and true character to the ones we love, through the words we speak and write.

Yes, the God and Creator of all that exists has a Voice. His powerful Voice created the Earth and every thing in it (Genesis 1). It is this same powerful Voice that will cause the enemies of God to drop dead in their tracks when Jesus returns (Revelation 19).

When we communicate with God Almighty, the first thing we need to understand is that He alone is preeminent. On the universal list of priorities, God comes first.

Therefore our own desires and fantasies about God must be set aside. It is our mission, if we belong to Him, to discover His desires and who He really is so we can get in harmony with His will.

When this happens, an amazing thing will take place. God will reveal Himself and everything we need to know about Him and His will for our life.

Yes, we may experience a few goose bumps as a result of being able to interact and communicate with the Most High God—but will not be getting all “mystical” about our relationship with Him, hearing strange voices in our heads, taking a giant leap into the dark, or jumping off the deep end into dangerous spiritual waters.

Care must be taken to avoid the many counterfeit spiritual voices out there. Dedication and focus are required in order to rightly divide the Word of Truth and accurately discern the real nature of God. This is not a task for the lazy or self-centered individual who is only interested in entertainment, socialization, self-gratification, or assimilation into the world’s system of religion.

The purpose of this book is to assist you in discovering the real joy of communicating with our Creator through the power of His Word.

Thy words were found,
and I did eat them;
and thy word was unto me
the joy and rejoicing of mine heart:

for I am called by thy name,
O LORD God of hosts.

-Jeremiah 15:16


Only those who have been called by God and belong to Him will be able to identify with this verse from Jeremiah and have a genuine appetite for His Word.

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