God WANTS us to Hear Him

 
 
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A mathematician and an engineer are sitting next to each other on a long flight. The mathematician leans over to the engineer and asks if he would like to play a fun game. The engineer just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks. The mathematician persists and explains that the game is real easy and lots of fun. He explains, “I ask you a question, and if you don’t know the answer, you pay me $5. Then you ask me a question, and if I don’t know the answer, I’ll pay you $5.”Again, the engineer politely declines and tries to get to sleep. The mathematician, now somewhat agitated, says, “Okay, if you don’t know the answer, you pay me $5, and if I don’t know the answer, I’ll pay you $50!”This catches the engineer’s attention, and he sees no end to this torment unless he plays, so he agrees to the game. The mathematician asks the first question. “What’s the distance from the earth to the moon?”The engineer doesn’t say a word, but reaches into his wallet, pulls out a five-dollar bill and hands it to the mathematician Now, it’s the engineer’s turn. He asks the mathematician “What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down on four?”The mathematician looks up at him with a puzzled look. He takes out his laptop computer and searches all of his references. He taps into the air phone with his modem and searches the net and the Library of Congress. Frustrated, he sends e-mail to his co-workers all to no avail.After about an hour, he wakes the engineer and hands him $50. The engineer politely takes the $50 and turns away to try to get back to sleep.The mathematician then hits the engineer, saying, “What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down on four?” The engineer calmly pulls out his wallet, hands the mathematician five bucks, and goes back to sleep.

 “God gave you a gift of 86, 400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say ‘Thank you’”? (William Ward )

Lord, every single gift comes from You…“Lift my gaze to see life from Your perspective. Help me to understand-and treasure-every good thing You send…”(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts   http://www.aholyexperience.com/

 
868. Enjoyable ladies meeting last night.  What a blessing to be able to walk there and back effortlessly with friends.  Thank you Lord for all the exercise I am getting now (am loving my brisk walks, biking, and rebounding) and my returning stamina!  Please help me to never take any of this for granted again, Father–all gifts from you to treasure.
 

Esther M sharing notes from ladies Bible study:

869. Chapter 7 – Hearing from God (Jennifer Dean)

God speaks to us by revealing the truth in His Word at progressively deeper levels. Only He can do that. No matter how wonderful you may think a speaker or write is, he or she cannot reveal truth to your understanding. If someone’s words have produced new insight in you, it is because God Himself has revealed it. Information comes from outside sources. Revelation comes from God within you.  I Cor 2:19-16

God wants you to hear Him. He has put everything in place so that you and I will be able to hear Him speaking in the present tense. He speaks from within directly into our understanding.  (This is NOT a ‘new age’ spiritualism that is permeated all through current books, movies, and the culture. This is hearing the Lord God Himself who in O.T. times dwelt with the people in a Tabernacle, but who in these days dwells within each believer and we hear His voice the more we listen and obey His voice… Are you spending more time with Him in His word than in the things of the World?) 

 Thou hast given me an open ear. Psalm 40:6

He wakens my ear to listen like one being taught. The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears. Isaiah 50:4-5

 

870. The Institute for Creation Research –   Henry Morris the 3rd 

A “spirit of revelation” is made available to us. This revelation (literally, “to take off the cover“) is not new doctrine or truth. Revelation is implemented by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:10), having the source of His revelatory work from Jesus Christ on behalf of Christ (John 16:13-15).The Greek language of the phrase “the eyes of |our| understanding being enlightened” (Ephesians 1:18) could be translated “the vision of your deep thought will be made to shine,” or paraphrased in a more colloquial expression, “the light comes on!”

830. “My Everything” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAqTXxqIqrk 

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,

Paula

 

5 thoughts on “God WANTS us to Hear Him

  1. Paula, it is so good to hear about all of the changes taking place right now in your body! Thanks again for taking time to write and the ‘upward’ emphasis you give each one of us. Praises to Him!

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  2. Hi Paula! I haven’t been on here in a while and read the last few posts just now. I’m so glad to hear you’re improving so much! Thanks for all your encouargements in the Lord too!
    Psalm 22:3, 33, 50 He is my stronghold, my refuge and my Savior…It is God who arms me with strength…I will praise You, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing praises to Your name.

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    • Thanks for all your encouragement, Cheryl, Rachael, Kathy, and Denise! I’m so grateful for all the support folks have given me here. Thank you! Paula

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