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How can I get close to the heart of God?

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Get a Free eBook: Do you want to grow closer to God in your prayer times? I’ve written a free guide called The Three Day Listening Prayer Devotional and I’d love for you to download it. Click here to download the free devotional.   I was looking for a way to thank you, …
By Seth Barnes
Get a Free eBook: Do you want to grow closer to God in your prayer times? I’ve written a free guide called The Three Day Listening Prayer Devotional and I’d love for you to download it. Click here to download the free devotional.

 

I was looking for a way to thank you, my loyal blog readers, for living life with me (vicariously anyway).  I really have connected with some of you in the last year.  Beyond that, I’m always looking for ways to help you make your faith practical. It’s just a conviction I have; there’s so much teaching out there and not enough on how to actually do it. Most Christians want to know how they can get close to God – they want to know his will for their lives, but they don’t know where to begin. So, here’s something that may help some of you.

Tom Davis and I are partnering together to provide a launching point for you to find the art of listening prayer coverout what God has for you. If you’ve been a blog reader for a while and have a blog of your own, we are offering our two books to you completely free of charge, if you will do two things: listen and act.

My book The Art of Listening Prayer will teach you to better hear God’s voice and build intimacy with the Lord, and Tom’s book Red Letters will teach you about God’s heart for the poor, along with practical ways that you can reach out to the “least of these.”

After you read each book, we’re asking that you post at least one blog linking to our blog sites and drop a comment on this blog, letting us know how it’s going by answering these questions:

  • What did God move you to do?
  • What did you learn from our books?
  • How did this make a difference?

We’ll walk through this with you and help you discern what God is saying and what your appropriate response is. So many people have a desire to serve God and are virtually lost in a sea of choices. We want to help you wade through all of that. If you’re interested, act ASAP, because there are only a limited number of books.

Listen

Most of my life I struggled with the vague notion that God wanted to talk to me and I just wasn’t listening hard enough. The God I read about in the Bible regularly interacts not only with mankind, but with specific men and women. The common denominator I saw in Scripture was that these people who conversed with God were intentional and earnest in their pursuit of a relationship with him. So, I decided to pursue him like that. At the same time I became more aware that he was pursuing me. (The Art of Listening Prayer by Seth Barnes)

Act

What if all Christ-followers lived the Red Letter words in the Bible — Jesus’ words? What if we offered the hungry something to eat, gave one of our many coats to someone who was cold, and truly loved all our neighbors as ourselves? How radically different would our lives be? How different would our world be? (Red Letters by Tom Davis)

 

Get the free devotional: Deepen your intimacy with God as you pray through this three-day devotional on Listening Prayer. Click here to download the devotional.

The Art of Listening Prayer

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