Cultivating a conversational intimacy with Jesus is essential in our desire to be formed by Jesus to be like Jesus for the sake of the world. And yet, many in the church today are convinced that either God doesn’t speak to them, or they cannot hear God. Our prayer for this series is for each of us to have a greater sense of how we most often hear God so we might grow into a deeper life with God. What if we cultivated a life in which we listened to God in the midst of our ordinary day so we might deepen our friendship with God?
This week, Alan Fadling encouraged us to slow down to hear God’s voice. Slowing to the pace of prayer, grace, peace, and love cultivates the kind of unhurried life that allows us to deepen our conversational intimacy with God.
In this series, we are on the lookout for how God is speaking as we cultivate a conversational intimacy with God. This week, let’s continue to practice the meditation on the beginning of Psalm 62, “My soul finds rest in God alone.” You might choose to begin your day with Alan’s guided meditation (below). Then, perhaps you will pause throughout the day to ground yourself in these words or even pray it as a breath prayer throughout the day.
Hearing God by Dallas Willard
When the Soul Listens by Jan Johnson
Seeking God by Trevor Hudson
Walking with God by John Eldredge
Listening Prayer by Leanne Payne
An Unhurried Life by Alan Fadling
Hold that Thought by Gem Fadling
A Year of Slowing Down by Alan Fadling
Quieting the Mental Committee to Hear God (a Renovaré podcast with Jan Johnson)
The Still Small Voice and its Rivals (a teaching from Dallas Willard)
One Minute Pause (an app with guided practices for slowing down)
If you have a story to share about how you have been encountering God in this season, we would love to hear it!
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