Monday, October 09, 2023

How Do We Discern the Voice of God?


                                                   (River Raisin, Monroe County, MI)

How do we discern the voice of God? Dallas Willard says discernment comes when "three lights" line up. These three lights are:

1) impressions of the Spirit

2) passages from the Bible

3) circumstances

Willard says, "when these three things point in the same direction, it is suggested, we may be sure the direction in which they point is the one God intends for us." (Willard, Hearing God Through the Year: A 365-Day Devotional, p. 255)

Willard quotes F. B. Meyer. "God’s impressions within and his word without are always corroborated by his providence around, and we should quietly wait until those three focus into one point." (Ib.)