In the conversation for Sunday, June 25, 2017, Grant Teagarden shares with us his story about discovering how God speaks to him and offers suggestions on how to listen so that we would hear what God is saying to us.
Sacred Reading, 00:00–09:52
The God Who Speaks
- Be still.
- Visualize Jesus.
- Tune into the thoughts entering your mind.
- Write it down.
“God is speaking to me, continually, so that I can know him, and particularly his love for me.”
A note about the recording of the Sacred Reading:
The reader will pause between each of the four readings. The pauses have been left in the recording so that the listener can experience the rhythm of the gathering and even participate in the reading.
The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”
Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.
Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
1 Kings 19:11-13 (NIV)