Sunday, July 12, 2009

Discerning the Voice of God

Right now I am attending a bible study on Sunday afternoons with some amazing ladies, and we are going through a book called Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer. We're only on week four but the homework has already been so "in your face" and very thought-provoking. Today we talked about how God's voice reveals his character and that we get to know God through His written Word. Here are just a few highlights from today's video:
  • The better you know God, the more clearly you can hear God.
  • Focus on God - not merely on hearing God.
  • You can distinguish God's voice by pressing into Him (through His written word).
  • Don't go voice hunting instead of God hunting.
  • Correct communion with God in our ears can only emanate from intimate communion with Him in our hearts.
  • Search the Scripture to get to know God, not just to get from God.
  • It is God's responsibility to cause you to hear and to recognize His voice. (Proverbs 3:5-6; Philippians 3:15; Philippians 2:13; Psalm 37:4)
  • God leads perfectly because He is love and He is good.
God WILL speak to us...we just have to press into Him! And when we press into Him, He will speak so clearly that we will not doubt that we are hearing from Him.

At a point in the video Priscilla just brings it full force with who God is through the Bible. One of the ladies in our study took the DVD home and watched it again in order for us to have the list and I just had to share it with you. Here we go (it's long but so cool):

Old Testament

Genesis – Breath of Life

Exodus – Passover Lamb
Leviticus - High Priest

Numbers – Fire by Night
Deuteronomy – Israel’s Guide

Joshua – Salvation’s Choice

Judges – Israel’s Guard

Ruth – Kinsman Redeemer

1st & 2nd Samuel – Trusted Prophet

1st & 2nd Kings & 1st & 2nd Chronicles – Sovereign

Ezra – The True and Faithful Scribe

Nehemiah – The Rebuilder of Walls and Lives

Esther – Our Courage

Job – The Timeless Redeemer

Psalms – Our Morning Song

Proverbs – Our Wisdom

Ecclesiastes – The Time & The Season

Song of Solomon – The Lover’s Dream

Isaiah – The Prince of Peace

Jeremiah – The Weeping Prophet

Lamentations – The Cry for Israel

Ezekiel – The Call from Sin

Daniel – The Stranger in the Fire

Hosea – The Forever Faithful

Joel – The Spirit’s Power

Amos – The Strong Arms that Carry

Obadiah – The Lord our Savior

Jonah – The Great Missionary

Micah – The Promise of Peace

Nahum – Our Strength & Our Shield

Habakkuk & Zephaniah – He Brings Revival

Haggai – Restores that Which was Lost

Zechariah – Our Fountain

Malachi – Son of Righteousness Rising with Healing in His Hands

New Testament

Matthew, Mark, Luke, John – Your God and Messiah

Acts – Son of God Rising with the Fire of Heaven in His Hands

Romans – The Grace of God

1 Corinthians & 2 Corinthians – Power of Love

Galatians – Freedom from Curse of Sin

Ephesians – Our Glorious Treasure

Philippians – The Servant’s Heart

Colossians – God & the Trinity

1 Thessalonians & 2 Thessalonians – Our Calling King

1 Timothy & 2 Timothy & Titus & Philemon – Our Mediator and Faithful Pastor

Hebrews - Everlasting Courage

James – The One that Will Heal the Sick

1 Peter & 2 Peter – Our Faithful Shepherd

1 John & 2 John & 3 John & Jude – The Lover Coming for His Bride

(and here's where she really brought it)
Revelation – He Was, and Is and Will Always Be
The King of Kings and Lord of Lords
The Prince of Peace

The Son of Man

The Lamb of God

The Great I Am

The Alpha and Omega

God our Savior

Jesus Christ, The Lord

He is Everything you need
Search the Scripture to get to Know God not just to Get From Him.
Cassandra O

P.S. If you are searching for a bible study to do, I highly recommend this one. It will seriously rock your world.

1 comment:

  1. I've read this book... it's amazing! I ended up teaching it last fall to my Sunday School class... great stuff!