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Pete Greig, How to Hear God

As a child, I had a wild imagination. So, you can imagine my disappointment when I expected to hear the audible voice of God when I prayed. No sound was met with a sliver of an opening from one eye, followed by both eyes halfway opening, only to end with eyes wide open in complete dismay. 

Why wouldn’t God speak to me like I read and was taught? Anyone who has strolled through the scriptures will read some remarkable moments of God speaking to human beings, whether the burning bush to Moses, Balaam’s ass, Jonah’s conversation with God post-Nineveh, and so on. These appear to be Divine audible voices talking to humankind. 

But why do I get the impression that if someone said that they audibly heard God’s voice today, we’d most likely refer them to the darkest recesses of a psychiatric ward? 

“Nothing could ever be wilder or more wonderful than the human capacity to hear God’s voice. And for that reason, few things hold such potential to confuse and cause pain when used, abused, or ignored,” urged Pete Greig on the CBF Podcast Conversation. 

Greig is the senior pastor of Emmaus Road Church in the south of England, the founder of the 24-7 prayer movement, a contributor to the Lectio365 devotional, and the author of several books, including a “How to Pray.” We sat with Pete to discuss his new book, “How to Hear God.”

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Andy Hale is the creator and host of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Podcast. Hale is the Associate Executive Coordinator of CBF North Carolina. He’s also served as CBF’s Church Start Specialist, the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton, and the senior pastor of University Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. Follow on Twitter @haleandy.

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