011 – Divine Listening
This week Pastors Brad and Alex focus on divine listening: how we can make space in our lives to hear God’s voice. They talk about the importance of this practice, the challenges of getting into a consistent rhythm, the freedom we have in connecting to God, and some practical tips on what this could look like in a person’s life.
— Referenced Passages —
Moses – Exodus 34
Elijah – 1 Kings 19
— Recommended Reading to Dig Deeper —
Multiple books cover spiritual disciplines, particularly divine listening and the various forms that can take. Some places to start are: Sacred Rhythms – Ruth Haley Barton Celebration of Discipline – Richard Foster, Practice of the Presence of God – Brother Lawrence, Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard.
SoulSpace and DWELL- are both Christian apps that walk through a daily practice of Scripture, listening and prayer. YouVersion is a helpful app that provides various Bible reading plans
Experiencing God through Prayer Madame Jeanne Guyan
Study the Bible through Lectio Divina. This is a helpful article that outlines the steps of Lectio Divina that Pastor Brad mentioned in the podcast.
B4 Weekly Liturgy Podcast – Listen to God through a form of Lectio Divina, facilitated by B4 staff. (available on iTunes, Spotify, and youtube)
Life Journal – All kinds of tools for journaling through your time with God.
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