Next Level Listening

Jan 10, 2021    Ron Barnard
God wants to take you to a place with Him you haven’t been before.

Grow in grace and understanding of our Master and Savior, Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18 MSG

I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians 1:6 NLT

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back. Phil 3:12-14 MSG

The ocean is deep, but not as deep as God or the relationship we’re meant to have with Him.

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! Romans 11:33 ESV

Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls. Psalm 42:7 ESV

Next Level Listening

Here lies a man who knows virtually nothing about anything doing all the talking to the God who knows everything about everything.

Anyone who belongs to God listens gladly to the words of God. (split on screen please) But you don’t listen because you don’t belong to God. John 8:47 NLT

If God has your heart, you’ll hear His heart.

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27 ESV

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” Matthew 19:28-30 NLT

The “come here” of the Holy Spirit is an incredible blessing.

If you have a kid who will come when you call and listen when they do, you’re on the right parenting path.

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. 1 John 5:3