Being ourselves seems so simple, but it is very hard when we do not know what makes us….us. In the past it was hard for me to be myself until I learned who I truly am in Christ. I know that it sounds strange, but we have to learn who God says we are so we can be the best versions of ourselves.
This week on our Carrying Freedom blog, our Outreach team wanted to take a few moments to update you on some exciting new things that are happening in our department and for Mercy Multiplied as a ministry! Our new Keys to Freedom study is officially being released! A special Facebook live stream event will be held March 9th from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m. CST to celebrate the Keys to Freedom launch. Hosted by long-time Mercy supporter Dave Ramsey, with performances by singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb, you won’t to miss this one-time event! Mercy’s Founder and President, Nancy Alcorn, will share how Keys to Freedom is designed to equip all people with the seven keys to live free and stay free.
The Lord promises to speak to us when we call upon Him! Prayer: Lord, thank you that you desire to speak to me and for our relationship to be two-sided in our communication. I pray that you would continue to help me to grow in this area and as I do, become more and more sensitive to your leading and guidance in my life. Amen.
One practical way to begin to connect with the Lord is through prayer journaling. This simply begins with you dating the top of the page, choosing a question that you would like to ask the Lord in prayer, writing down the question as you ask it in prayer and then beginning to write down what you receive from the Lord.
As we continue to discuss Hearing the Voice of God, you may wonder how you are supposed to know if you have heard from the Lord. There are a couple of key ways that can help you to know more clearly whether or not you have heard or received something from Him.
One of the most amazing benefits of being a child of God is that we have the ability to actually hear and discern His voice. If you are a Christian, it is your birthright gift! In John 10:27, Jesus says, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” So Jesus had an expectation that we would listen to His voice. However, many of us never get quiet enough to hear Him! It’s important that we regularly quiet ourselves and fix our hearts on Him (Hebrew 12:2).