“When I ask God something I have an expectation that He is going to answer.”
Dave Johnson of Teen Challenge, shares the importance of learning to hear from God and how it can guide one’s recovery.
“Jesus said “My sheep know my voice.” We have to know his voice, and there are a lot of different voices that are coming at us, but if we can’t detect his voice and ask, “what is it that you want me to do?” then we’re going to miss the whole thing.”
How can we actively listen for God’s voice in the midst of an abundance of noise?
“I do this little prayer thing and I bind the enemy from being able to interfere. I ask God to release a word. “God release that word to these your daughters, and let it be something that they know comes from you.”
“It’s a beautiful thing that He is sovereign and he speaks to all of us at the same time but we have to ears that can hear we have to be willing to be still and know that He is God.”
George gives a practical example of prayer:
“It’s an action step. We say all the time, “I’ll pray for you.” There’s two people today that I’ve been thinking about because people talked to me yesterday about them, and I was thinking, “well, you know, I got to pray for them.” I haven’t done it yet.
And I think what I’m learning is: When I think about praying for them, I need to do it now.”
How important is listening when praying?
“It took a long time to develop that because you really have to be attentive when you ask God a question. He says, “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great unsearchable things you do not know, and even before they call I will answer. While they are still speaking I will hear.” When I ask God something I have an expectation that he’s going to answer.”