21 Days to the Manifest Presence of God: Day 10 (Jumping Words)

This entry is part 11 of 22 in the series 21 Days to the Manifest Presence of God

Welcome to Day 10 of my series about developing an awareness of God’s presence! You can refer back to Day 1 if you’d like to know my backstory for the series.

I encourage you to read all the posts in the series if you are just joining us. Each day’s assignment builds on the previous assignments, and they are all vitally important! (Be sure to subscribe to receive my daily posts so you won’t miss anything.)

Today, we are going to start learning how to hear God.

Like anything new you learn, learning to hear God is a process. It takes time.

People who are far older and wiser than I have said that it takes 10 years to really hear God 100% accurately. And I believe it. I certainly wouldn’t presume to lump myself in that 100% category, but I have been learning to hear God for about 10 years now, and I’m getting much better at it. But there’s still a lot more that I want, and need, to learn.

The cool thing, though, is that you don’t have to wait 10 years.

You can start to hear God right now, today.

That’s right. God Himself will speak to you today.

You can learn to hear Him starting today. Then you can spend the rest of your life just sharpening your ability to hear.

But you don’t have to wait for 10 years for God to speak directly into your heart. To speak to you about YOUR situation.

How do I know that you can hear God today? Because Jesus said, in John 10:27:

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”

You on board? Great. Here’s how we’re going to get started:

It’s very important that you understand that God will never, ever say anything to you or anyone else that goes against His Word, the Bible. Isaiah 8:20 says, “To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”

So anything we hear that is truly from God will always, ALWAYS match the Bible.

So we might as well just start with the Bible!

Here is your assignment for Day 10:

Go into your secret place with God. Take your Bible.

Before you start reading, ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand His Word properly, and to speak to you out of it.

Then open it up and start reading. The Psalms or the book of John are great places to start.

Start reading at a logical place (e.g. the beginning of a chapter). Read slowly. We’re looking for quality here, not quantity. (It’s better to read 2-3 verses and hear God out of them, than to read 2-3 chapters and get nothing.)

Think about the words as you’re reading them.

When you get to a verse that just seems to jump off the page–a verse that touches you and shines into your heart like a beam of light–stop.

The Holy Spirit is illuminating that verse to you for a reason. It’s because God is speaking that verse to you.

This morning, the verse God illuminated in my heart was Luke 1:45: “Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.”

When a verse shines out to you like that, you are literally hearing God speak to you out of that verse.

So grab hold of that verse in faith. Thank God for it, and believe God for whatever He’s saying.

That’s your assignment for today.

What verse did the Holy Spirit shine into your heart today? I’d love to hear about it. Please leave a comment below.

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  1. Maria Dimba says:

    Psalm 19 v 8 “sion (NIV)

    ” The precepts of the Lord are right,
        giving joy to the heart.
    The commands of the Lord are radiant,
        giving light to the eyes

  2. Amanda Hoyle says:

    It’s really cool how something 2000 years ago is applicable today. I now understand the the whole sci-fi space time continuum fascination 🙂

  3. I, with unveiled face, can behold as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, and I am being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit“ .
    2 Corinthians‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭NASB‬‬
    I am Doxa Kurios. I reflect your glory if I maintain my focus on you and reflect on who you are. Thank you Lord that because of Christ Jesus I can be called your child and thus I am worthy to look into your face. And as I do so, like the stars in the sky, I reflect your glory.

  4. “The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord. Psalm 45:11

  5. This was very helpful. I tried it and only got as far as verse 2 of 1 peter 1. I usually skim through the introductory verses, but this one stood out to me:
    2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood:

    It got me thinking about why we are saved, and God gently nudged me about obedience, which is one arra where it’s 1 step forwad, 2 steps back, for me anyway. Thank you for this post, It’s always great to hear from God.

    1. Good morning
      Thank you for sharing, I read our word just before reading day 10,and it was confirmation.
      Before I read Ish 61:19, 22 were revealed to me. A
      Last line of Verse of 22,The least of you
      will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation, I’m the Lord in its time I will do this swiftly

  6. Kim A.Hill says:

    Kim A.Hill :The verse that God was speaking to me was Psalms 16:2 I said to the Lord,”You are my Master! Every good thing I have comes from you.I truly give God all the praise.Jamie this exercise was awesome.Thank you for your teaching.

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