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Hearing God presents: ‘Guardians of a Promise: Tamar’s Story’

fireworks3After four years in production, this is my first ever published novel!  ‘Guardians of the Promise: Tamar’s Story’.

  In 1714 BC, a young country girl began the journey of her life.  She was given in marriage to the eldest son of Judah, to Erdad of the tribe of   Abraham.  As she began this journey in fear and trembling, Tamar had little idea of the future she would find.

 

Remember, if you send me an email, I’ll send you a free chapter! 

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Four years later, she helped to bury her first husband and, in the custom of Abraham’s people, she was given in marriage to the second son, Onan.

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Hello and Welcome to our Blog on Hearing from your Creator!

Hello and welcome to our Blog on Learning to Hear from Your Creator!

BEFORE YOU START…. Please notice we have added a new PAGE listing all the Posts! 

We write this blog to all those who have yet to begin to see that their Creator has a Voice and that this almighty Being want to talk to us!  The Creator of the Universe wants a relationship with YOU!

We want to start with the Beginnings – How to listen and hear Him.  Is it possible?  What stops us from Hearing?  How can I get passed these blocks?  Is it His job to make us listen if He wants to talk to us?  What ways is He talking –  if He is talking?  All these questions and more will be discussed in this Blog on Hearing God’s Voice!

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1/1 An Introduction to Spiritual Gifts

gifts2In this new series, we stop and examine what is known as ‘Spiritual Gifts’. When we enter into a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, He gives us all gifts!  He wants to communicate with us and to have us share His communication with those around us.  He has promised that He will build His Church and what a treasure to help in that process!

In this series, we shall explore the three major groupings of the Gifts given to the church. This has been and is the project of the Ages, beginning with the Promises of the Seed in Genesis. We will lay out some guidelines for practicing these gifts alone with some practical suggestions to start you on your own journey to “Understand Spiritual Gifts”.

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10/38 Ending one series and going onto Spiritual Gifts in Hearing God

….and we come to an end of this series. Freedom and Liberty in our faith is the greatest gift we can find in this world!jesus

We have outlined 10 steps to find this freedom. Now we need to practice what you have learned. Remember Jesus’ parable about building the house on the rock.  Building sure and strong comes from actually practicing the truth that we have learned,

The House on the Rock
46” Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? 47” Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.…

10/37 Rejoice in the Liberty and Peace of the Lord Jesus

hearing shell1abCongratulations! You’ve made it to the last post in this series on becoming a mature follower of Jesus Christ. Finished and now perfect – no, as you will still continue to grow but good job to get to this point.

Now that you know the Where we were headed and all the steps along the way, you might want to go back and start the series again. You’ll gain more the second time through. However now that you are reading this post, the final step we wanted to discuss was Rejoice!

Gratitude and appreciation are rare commodities in our fast food and convenient culture. When was the last time you told someone that you appreciate them for something – or for just being in your life? When have you stopped and be thankful for those around you who do care about you? Are thankful for those who are prepared to walk with you through life’s storms?

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10/36 Be a partner with God in your growth

woman with ipad Some people use a logical, rational approach: “If it’s not broke, you don’t need to fix it.” However, like any plant, you need to water, encourage and look after growth to have growth continue.

Learn how to care for yourself, to be self-aware in the middle of the fire of growth, in the midst of change so that growth can happen. Understand the HALT” prescription:  Don’t get too Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired.  When we haven’t learned how to see and set our boundaries for these four things in our own life, each can bring a discouraging downward slide.

Remember, you don’t repair the roof in the middle of the storm.

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10/35 Sustain and Retain your Growth while Hearing God

 Be prepared for your healing and growth to be challenged as you journey against the man walking p_008enemy. You do need to learn how to stand firm in the face of old lies, self-talk and bad behaviour patterns that might still lurk around the corner.

Recently I attended an evening meeting where ‘Maintaining Your Deliverance’ was presented as a topic. I asked the guest speaker to write a Guest post for us.  So, may I present a Guest Post for our series Personal Spiritual Warfare and Hearing God!

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Many Christians go through a ‘deliverance experience’ and then wonder what they can do next to keep their heart close to the Lord. Sometimes, Christians even let the same old thoughts back into their world and as a result, the enemy gains another foothold in their lives.  They might even think: “Well that didn’t work!” and return to their old patterns.  Thus the enemy has won that battle.


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Share your Journey with a great song

Here is one way to share you victory – a song ‘Show me Your ways’, sung Darlene Zschech from Hillsong.

Enjoy the words and let me sink into your Heart and belief system.

Susanne Fengler, Blog Author

www.hearinggod.mentorsnotebook.com/blog

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10/34 Reinforce is the 8th step in Maturity in Hearing God

girl at computerBy this point in your journey, many places in your life have been cleansed and restored. Healing and self-forgiveness has been faced. Hopefully there have even been times when you and the Lord needed to talk with someone about the past hurts.

At this is part of the journey of His redemption, it would be helpful to others to share your journey. Others around you also need to know of His healing power; they need to know there is hope in the world.

Sharing your journey takes wisdom though. Not everyone can or will accept what you say. Some may be offended or take on a false sense of blame. This is not your intention when sharing your testimony. Your aim to to bring glory to God.

10/33 Hearing God helps you Reclaim back the life He wanted for you

 We were designed to walk and talk with our Creator. Satan tricked Eve and then Adam chose to give away that right. man on phoneIt’s your place now to regain that right by accepting what Jesus has done for you. Sin and wrong thinking has robbed you of the relationships, minstry, maturity and health God wants for you.

Do you believe this enough to really aim to follow Him to Reclaim back what belongs to you now that you are in Christ Jesus? We can’t turn back the clock and relive your life the way it would have been best for you but now, in walking with Jesus we can Reclaim form this time onward what He wants for you.

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10/32 Life’s Strategies in Forgiveness and Hearing God

FB Life StratiesThe person you most need to stand up to in this world is you. In the war called “life”, most of the decisive battles are fought within you.   Once you learn ‘the rules of the game’, we can learn to get what we need and want. Learn how to plan the game and you will be amazed at the difference in your own life.  

The following are a brief summary of the 9 ‘Life Laws’ or basic rules that govern our universe and human behaviour from the book by Dr. Philip C. McGraw called Life Strategies.

Life Law #1 – “You must get real with yourself!”


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10/31 Hear God to Renew your Thinking by seeing the Opposites

In our last post, we stressed the importance of choosing to fill those emnpty places in your thinking and behaviour with phonepositive truths, to see yourself the way He does.

Another way of doing this is to go back to your list and write out the opposite of the things you set before Him. Here are some examples:

Sin Area: Opposite Attitude:

Pride – Humility

Rejection – Self Acceptance

Lust – Purity

Anger – Gentleness

Go through your list and ask the Holy Spirit to give you =the inspiration to see what NEW is needed to replace the OLD.

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10/30 Learn to Renew your Spiritual walk in Hearing God

Sometimes, it is hard to remember that we live in a spiritual world that shows itself in the physical world. chains2This is very true when it come to this step in learning to be a mature Jesus follower.

Ephesians 4:24 puts it this way:

“…22 that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, 23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.…”

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10/29 Learning to Re-claim your Freedom

jesusSo far, we have outlined 6 steps in our Growth process as Jesus Followers: Relinquish, Recognize, Repent, Resist and to Renounce. By the time you have worked through each of the steps we have recommended, you will definitely ‘feel’ a difference spiritually.

Remember if there hasn’t been total release, check if your Heart has made a friend of the enemy, believing it to be a friend.   Sometimes, the Heart believes this ‘friend’ is a way to cope with life’s issues.  It may not be logically but the Hear has it’s own logic.  If you need more info on the Heart, Check  “9/1 Welcome to this new series on our blog about Hearing God!”    http://hearinggod.mentorsnotebook.com/blog/?p=1503

10/28 So can be face and get rid of the Demonic Ourselves?

women w glassesMany Christians go through a ‘deliverance experience’ and then wonder what they can do next to keep their heart close to the Lord. Sometimes, Christians even let the same old thoughts back into their world and as a result, the enemy gains another foothold in their lives. They might even think: “Well that didn’t work!” and return to their old patterns. Thus the enemy has won that battle.

It is important for us to know our enemy and the plans he uses to pull us down. The following discussion comes from working with many people to help them stand against the works of the enemy in their own lives.

Let’s begin this post by remembering that Jesus has finished His work on the Cross. This is where every Jesus Follower must stand!

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Great song: “Show me your ways”

From time to time, we add a great song to help you focus on the Lord.  Here is one of my favorites: “Show me Your ways” , sung by Darlene Zschech from Hillsong

 

Take time to let these words sink from your head down into your Heart.

Susanne Fengler, Blog Author

www.hearinggod.mentorsnotebook.com/blog

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10/27 The Fifth Step is to Renounce as you follow the Holy Spirit to Freedom

I’m sure by now I don’t need to tell you that we live in a physical world with a spiritual dimension. Behind the half-truths and heart lies ewe all have believed is a spiritual force that is insistent in keeping ybcn_prayforamerica_250pxou bound to whatever ‘sin’, addiction, wrong doing or issue you face. It is this spiritual power that Jesus came to break and to set us free. His work on the cross is sufficient to ‘break’ any stronghold over us!  This is called ‘Deliverance’.

So it probably goes without saying that to ensure this freedom, we need to address the spiritual forces behind the issues you are working through with the Holy Spirit. These ‘spirits’ are sent to control us into the behaviour that keeps us limited, stunted and not growing in Him.

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