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Mission EDIFY unites leaders to advocate for the common good of adults suffering from the effects of abuse. Advocacy is a steady effort to listen, reflect, and meet the needs of survivors and their families with a willingness to evolve.

Our Mission is to
E
nlighten ministry leaders to the unspoken needs of victims of abuse.
Defend human dignity.
Innovate an empathetic program on forgiveness & equip messengers.
Foster sustainable transformation.
Yield to mercy--with justice.
 

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Mailing Address
The Hope Center

2001 W. Plano Parkway
Suite 3422
Plano, TX 75075

Questions? Contact Wendy

Mission EDIFY operates under the fiscal sponsorship of Women's Non-profit Alliance, a 501(c)3 parent organization.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 12:01 PM

How to Hear from God

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 12:01 PM
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 12:01 PM

Today, I share a simple tip for hearing God, courtesy of Aja Schiewe, Associate Pastor of Freedom Ministries, www.gatewaypeople.com.

Ask God a "friendship question."

Aja once suggested to a young girl that she ask God: Of all the shoes in my closet which pair do you like best on me? (See. A friendship question.) So the girl asked. Aja waited quietly as the girl listened for God's answer, but didn't know what to make of the tears that appeared in her gentle eyes. God, this is a FRIENDSHIP question. It isn't supposed to make her cry.

Finally, she asked the girl, "What did God say?"

"He likes me barefoot."

What makes God's answer so remarkable is that the young girl was born with a malformation in her toes. Once she reached a certain age she stopped wearing open-toed shoes because other children made fun of her.

Wow. Wow. We can all learn from this story.

God speaks. If you struggle to hear from God, lay your big questions aside and begin with a friendship question. Remember, He will not condemn you or accuse you. God's words to you will be kind, uplifting, and life-giving. Always.

Today, I'll ask my thirteen-year-old son, Zach, to ask God a friendship question: God, of all the songs I play on my guitar which is your favorite? (This should be interesting. He's really into suffer-rock these days.)

How about you? What friendship question will you ask God today?

Note: When I refer to hearing from God, I'm not referring to an audible voice, but rather a deep sensing in the heart. Be sure and write down what you "hear" Him say and then read your answer aloud!

 

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