How to Hear God | Week 4: Obedience

The best way to hear God is to obey God. Sounds tricky, but it really isn’t that complicated—and it’s possible for all of us. When we make aggressive moves with what we think God is saying, it refines our ears to actually know what He is saying and it gives us courage to actually do what God is calling us to do.

Process, journal or discuss the themes of this article - here's a few questions to get the ball rolling...

Welcome to the Chaser—a few questions after the weekend service to start conversations. If this is your first time in a group, or your group has new members, take a few minutes and introduce yourself. Two truths and a lie is always a good place to start.

  1. There are a ton of ways to hear from God. Let’s try one called Bible Roulette. Grab a Bible. (Digital or paper is fine.) Pick a random chapter and verse and read it out loud to the group. Then, discuss what verses you shared. Were they random? Or is God saying something to your group right now?

  2. One of the things that can distract us from hearing God’s voice is noise. Take 2 minutes and write down all the things that cause noise and distraction in your life. Even if those things are “good” things. Write ‘em down and then share the list with your group. (Spotify, Podcasts, Netflix, Road Rage, Meetings. etc.)

  3. When things are quiet, we can hear better. Read this story about a guy named Samuel out loud. What stood out to you? Share with your group?

  4. Let’s try out the advice Eli gave Samuel. Out loud, as a group say “Speak, for your servant hears.” Then sit in silence for 3 whole minutes and listen for the quiet nudge of God. When time is up, share whatever was in your mind.

  5. The other side of hearing is obeying. For those people in the group that heard God say go and do something during your quiet time, or in service this weekend, share it. And share what you’re going to do about it.

Challenge

Let’s turn down one distraction this week. During your commute (whether it’s to work or school, or getting ready to start work at home) don’t listen to any music or podcasts. Be in the moment and listen for the quiet voice of God.

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Aug 24, 2019

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