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  • Listening Prayer?

    One of my favorite TV preachers is Charles Stanley, he and other Christians I have respected, often speak of "listening" for God during prayer time. That if you do you will get clear directions. I am never told what this actually looks like, what we are actually to expect. I have been a Christian for 25 years and have never receive direction in this manner (though I have tried). And I'm hard pressed to find scriptures that support this view. Any thoughts?
    Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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    It's the "still small voice" interpretation of 1 Kings 19:12 when communicating with God.
    That's what
    - She

    Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
    - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

    I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
    Stephen R. Donaldson

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    • #3
      He will bring verses to mind, or let you know in other ways the right thing to do.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
        It's the "still small voice" interpretation of 1 Kings 19:12 when communicating with God.
        Yes, but that was merely a whisper. As far as I can tell, an actual voice. And not done in the context of a listening prayer.
        Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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        • #5
          This is VERY closely related (IMO) to my thread I created here:

          http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/sh...n-for-everyone

          Which has to do with Discerning God's will in our life and direction. I based my thread (and possible Sunday School teaching series) on a book I am rereading called Decision Making and the Will of God by Garry Friesen.
          "What has the Church gained if it is popular, but there is no conviction, no repentance, no power?" - A.W. Tozer

          "... there are two parties in Washington, the stupid party and the evil party, who occasionally get together and do something both stupid and evil, and this is called bipartisanship." - Everett Dirksen

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Littlejoe View Post
            This is VERY closely related (IMO) to my thread I created here:

            http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/sh...n-for-everyone

            Which has to do with Discerning God's will in our life and direction. I based my thread (and possible Sunday School teaching series) on a book I am rereading called Decision Making and the Will of God by Garry Friesen.
            See Friesen's position makes much more sense - Biblically.
            Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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