Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Experiencing God, Unit 5 - Day 4

Unit 5, Day 4 - God Speaks Through the Bible

John 10:4 After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they recognize his voice.

I have always loved this verse describing Jesus as our shepherd.  Have you ever had an animal that was scared and would only come to you when you spoke to it in a calm way?  I have and it is powerful,  that just your voice can make the animal forget its fear because he knows he is safer behind you!  It is the same with Jesus, we follow Him because that is where we are the safest.

As we get to know God we begin to recognize His voice.  The workbook stated that God uses prayer and the Bible together to speak directly to us. Often circumstances and the church, or other believers, will confirm what God is saying.

The workbook also described a sequence that I will list here:
1. You read the Bible
2. The Holy Spirit reveals its truths
3. You adjust your life to those truths
4. You obey
5. God works in and through you to accomplish His purposes.

It all begins with reading the Bible!

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