Pastor Rick Warren wrote, “Spiritually, your mind is your most vulnerable organ. To reduce temptation, keep your mind occupied with God's Word and other good thoughts. You defeat bad thoughts by thinking of something better.
"Create a margin in your day to invest in reading and memorizing Scripture, meditating, praying, or journaling. Become part of a community in which you pray and worship with others who share your faith and provide mutual encouragement to focus upon God. Find a place of Christian service as a follower of Jesus Christ."
HOW DO WE GIVE GOD CONTROL?
- TALK TO HIM. God wants to spend time with you. Spend time talking to Him. ...
- READ THE BIBLE. When you read scripture, you get to know God. It only makes sense that the more you know someone, the more you learn their character. ...
- LISTEN TO HIM. The Lord speaks to us. ...
- THANK HIM. The Lord is so good.
5 Ways to Focus on God (and Not the World)
- Consistent Bible Study.
- Constant Prayer.
- Read Books that Grow Your Faith.
- Preach the Truth to Yourself.
- Recount Your Blessings.
How to practice listening prayer
- Come to God with your request for guidance. ...
- Wait in silence for God to speak for 10-12 minutes. ...
- Jot down any Scripture, songs, impressions, or pictures God gives you. ...
- Share how God spoke to you with your prayer partners and follow God's will.
We are doing what Philippians 4:6 instructs us to do which is to, “Not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” And when we do this, (present our requests to Him), we feel an overwhelming peace knowing that it is in His hands, which is what ...
Well, the real reason why letting go and letting God take control can be difficult is because we don't fully know the character of God… We can trust God when times are tough — but only up to a point. We run towards God when things are hard — but only up to a point.
Accepting Jesus into your heart is simply accepting his way of living, loving, and leading our lives. When Jesus came to earth we believe that he was God in the flesh. 100% God and 100% man at the same time.
We can practice casting our anxieties on the Lord by stepping away from attempts to control our worries and leaning into the reassuring words of God. Once we do this, we can see that our anxiety is not a thing on which we should focus. Instead, we are called to give it up to God.
Ask Him for comfort and compassion for and from your family. Ask Him to help you talk with them and tell them that you love them, even as they struggle to understand you. Ask Him to take your problems and turn them into solutions. Ask Him to show you how to understand and love yourself as He does.
This is practical advice in that it lays down a simple, albeit rather unglamorous, program of action that anyone can handle. When one discovers one is distracted, one must simply re-focus on the Lord. Return to the prayer. No need to beat oneself up over the failure.
The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
The Bible more often portrays God's voice as sounding ordinary and meek than as booming and thunderous. The critics who are deriding Scott's decision as heretical, blasphemous, or somehow unfaithful to Scripture seem to be overlooking Scripture's actual descriptions of God's voice.
How to Hear God's Voice is a practical book, clearly training Christians how to experience dialogue with God. Teaching the use of vision, intuitive heart flow and journaling, this book will bring you to the place where you can daily record what the Lord is saying to you.
So while God is not human, he does get angry. And he has good reason for reacting to human behavior with anger. In fact, God wouldn't be good if he didn't have strong reactions to evil and injustice.
If you stop being scared for a moment and open your eyes, you'll notice signs all around that God is transitioning you. But once you notice, you'll probably also face distractions that will try to calm your fears and keep you trapped.
The path to receiving the Holy Ghost is to exercise faith in Christ unto repentance. We can become clean through qualifying for the effects of the Savior's Atonement. The covenants offered in baptism by authorized servants of God bring that cleansing.