Hearing God – What We were Made For

Between January and Easter, we’re going to be spending much of our time together looking at the topic of “Hearing God.” We’re really excited to get stuck into this crucial subject but wanted to let you know just why Hearing God is so important for our community right now.

For me, the most amazing thing about God isn’t that he created things as massive as stars and galaxies. It’s not that he made treats as delicious as chocolate, or creatures as wonderfully random as the duckbilled platypus. The most amazing thing is that the God who did all that wants to talk to me. 

Above everything else, you and I were born to have a relationship with God, it’s what He desires more than anything.

But what are two of the key elements of a healthy relationship? Open communication and listening to one another. A relationship in which one member is not heard is no relationship at all. It can be easy for all of us to get sucked into the busy patterns of daily life and find ourselves neglecting that most vital of relationships. Sometimes our times of prayer become little more than running down a shopping list of things we’d like God to get done for us. But God never stops speaking to us, even if we aren’t always as good at listening as we could be. 

Hearing God also isn’t just about ourselves, we always want to be listening keenly to what He wants us to say to other people. A massive part of our mission is to share the love of God with others so that they can come to hear and know his voice for themselves.

Throughout the Bible we often see examples of God letting people know where to go, who to speak to, and what to say. It’s amazing how often lives are transformed when people hear and obey in those moments. As a Church we’re passionate about seeing that happen more and more in our community.

This series looks to help us all to listen out for the voice of God on a daily basis, rekindle our love of hearing what He has to say, and continue strengthening the most important relationship we can ever have!

We truly believe that as we all get better at hearing the voice of God, we’ll see people and the world change for the better. Hopefully that sounds as good to you as it does to us.

And if you’re reading this and thinking “What on earth are they talking about, claiming that an invisible God speaks to them,” then we’d love to invite you to come along and join us one Sunday, and if you have questions then feel free to ask them! I can’t promise we’ll have all the answers straight away – we’re only human after all – but I can promise that we will listen and do our best. You never know, perhaps you’ll be surprised and begin to hear God for yourself.

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