HEARING GOD

Friday, July 26, 2013

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SO FAITHFULLY SUPPORTED MY WIFE, CHARLOTTE'S BLOG, SPIRITUAL SUNDAYS FOR THESE PAST FIVE YEARS. THE DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS YOU HAVE SHARED HAVE BLESSED THE LIVES OF MANY.

HEARING GOD

DALLAS WILLARD in his splendid book, HEARING GOD― Developing a Conversational Relationship with God shared the following important thoughts: "The faith in a God who speaks personally to the soul is nowhere recorded more plainly than in the hymns of the church from all ages, sung week by week by the church as it congregates and day by day by Christians as they go about their lives at work, at home, at play: "Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us," "All the Way My Savior Leads Me," "Lead On O King Eternal," "Where He leads Me," "Lead, Kindly Light," "He Leadeth Me," "Holy Spirit, Faithful Guide," "Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me," "If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee," "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah" and "Jesus, Still Lead On." This brief list hardly begins to mention all the hymns devoted to personal divine guidance and the conversational communion of the soul with God. The words of these hymns follows a pattern:

                       He walks with me, and He talks with me, 
                       And He tells me I am His own,
                       And the joy we share as we tarry there,
                       None other has ever known.


3 comments:

Hazel Moon said...

I love those old hymns and they have such a wonderful message of grace. You are a neighbor at Spiritual Sundays.

Mia De Vries said...

Dear Cliff
Yes, He walks with us everyday and most often He is kinder to us than we are to ourselves! I miss all those great hymns. Those that had a great message of our Pappa!
Blessings and congratulations on Charlotte's fifth anniversary!
Mia

Annesphamily said...

Hi Clif! Charlotte is a wonderful person and through Spiritual Sunday I have met some of the most amazing folks! I love the words to the hymn. SO truthful because He cares for all of us as we walk with Him. Have a good week.