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June 23, 2014

God Is Speaking To You

Psalm 85

Our concept of God determines how we relate to Him. Those who see Him as distant and impersonal may be surprised to know He "speaks" personally to everyone - even to those who deny His existence. Since He wants us to know Him and have a personal relationship with Him, He continually seeks to communicate with us. But without hearing His voice audibly, many people are unaware of Him. Even Christians can develop insensitive spiritual ears.

For those who are willing to hear, God's voice can be discerned through a variety of sources. The most obvious one is the Bible, but He can also call to us through the spoken or written words of other believers. He even speaks through circumstances and the wonders of His creation. I think we would all be amazed if we knew how many different ways our loving heavenly Father tries to get our attention.

He calls with a quiet voice that speaks into our hearts and minds. Although His words can be directed to a crowd, He has a specific, individualized message for each person. That's why two people can hear the same sermon or read the same verses yet come away with two different applications of the message. God doesn't dish out generalities; He communicates specific ideas meant just for you.

Busyness is a big hindrances to receptivity. When our lives are filled with the clamor of this world, God's quiet voice can't be heard. Set aside time today to listen for His call, consider what He's saying through your circumstances, and respond in gratitude because He delights to speak with you.

Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.

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June 22-26 - Vacation Bible School for children in Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Any questions? Contact Stephanie.

July 3 - All Boys BBQ at 6:30 PM. Cost is $5 per person. Please sign up in the church foyer.

July 11 - Washington Wild Things Game at 7:05 PM. Cost is $7 per ticket. Please sign up in the church foyer.

July 16 - Quarterly Business Meeting at 7:30 PM.

July 20 - Missionary Frank DiBagno to Italy will be with us.

July 30 - August 1 - Teen Camp Out. This will be a time to learn about God as well as having fun in God's beautiful creation. We will camp out at the Raccoon Creek State Park. This will be for those going into 7th grade through those going into 12th. More details to come.

August 9 - Men's Prayer Breakfast at 8 AM.

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