Does an infinite and all-powerful God really care about the ordinary aspects of our lives? Pastor Jim Samra answers with an enthusiastic "Yes!" From the trivial to the life-changing, God cares about it all because it concerns his creatures, his creation, and his kingdom.
In this unique book, Samra unpacks biblical passages and shares fascinating true stories about God's specific guidance. He explains how to distinguish God's guiding voice from all others and provides practical advice for learning to listen.
If you have ever wanted to ask God for direction about where to live, who to marry, or how best to endure a difficult trial, God Told Me is the place to start.
"Samra sensitively and carefully guides you through the maze of what can be said about God's guidance. It will push you to rely more on God. And that is a very good thing."--Darrell Bock, research professor of New Testament studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
"My friend Jim Samra has unraveled the often tangled mystery of recognizing God's voice and learning to follow it."--Dr. Joseph M. Stowell, president, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
"Samra boldly contends that God speaks to people today to provide concrete guidance, and he is careful to root his argument in Scripture rather than personal experience, though the latter provides plenty of colorful illustrations."--Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Blanchard Professor of Theology, Wheaton College Graduate School
"If you believe God speaks but are not sure how to be confident you are receiving heavenly direction, this book will bring clarity to your listening process."--Kevin G. Harney, pastor of Shoreline Community Church and author of Reckless Faith
Jim Samra is senior pastor of Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has a PhD from Oxford University, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a BS from the University of Michigan. He is the author of The Gift of Church and Being Conformed to Christ in Community. Jim and his wife, Lisa, have four amazing children and therefore spend a lot of time listening for guidance from God.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
Part 1 The Four Big Questions
1 What Is Guidance from God? 29
2 Why Listen for Guidance from God? 45
3 How Does God Speak to Us? 65
4 How Do We Distinguish God's Voice? 95
Part 2 The Process of Listening
5 Preparing to Listen 119
6 Actively Listening 135
7 Lessons Learned 149
8 Telling Others 167
Appendix: Frequently Asked Questions 185