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How to hear from God"
January 18, 2023
January 2023 Issue 202
The Bible for singles: How to hear from GodDeep down, every Christian wants to hear from God. We singles especially want him to speak to us about our exasperating lives.
He will. He does. You can hear from God if you read the Bible every day.
Right now I can imagine hundreds of you recoiling in dread, saying, "Oh, no, Jack, I don't have time, and besides, I tried reading it and I just can't understand it."
Well, buck up, fellow singleton, because this month's feature article resolves those two issues. No more excuses! Here's what you'll learn:
If you already read the Bible every day, kudos on you. If you don't, this article will show you what you're missing. Look into the Bible for singles.
He speaks"If only He would speak to us,"
the people always say.
"If only we could hear his voice,
yes, then we would obey."
"We saw it in the movies,
"There was lightning, peals of thunder.
But the miracle is not like that.
He put his words in writing
His words of love are waiting;
~ Jack Zavada, www.inspiration-for-singles.com, 2023 ~
Ready to try something different?Okay, it's 2023, you're still single, and you're still hurting.
I know how that feels. That's why I wrote Hope for Hurting Singles. But I want you to understand something. This is a book of principles that will apply to your life, proven help for such problems as loneliness, depression, anger, anxiety, confusion, and emptiness.
Hope for Hurting Singles collects everything I tried over the past 50 years to cope with the challenges of being single.
Most of my attempts didn't work, but some did. Trial-and-error is time-consuming and frustrating, but you don't have to do that. You can learn from my experience, and that's the real worth of this book.
Ready to try something different? Then Hope for Hurting Singles is for you: $10.99in paperback and $3.99 in Kindle version from amazon.com.
January QOTM: Wiersbe nails itThe single life can be a major source of discouragement. That's why I like January's Quote of the Month from pastor and writer Warren Wiersbe:
~ Warren Wiersbe (1929 -2019) ~
While there are dozens of good reasons to read the Bible every day, using it as an antidote to discouragement is one of the most practical for single people. The certainty of God's love for you is revealed in His Word.
When you want to learn how much God loves you, read the Bible. When you want to be sure you're going to heaven, read the Bible. When you want to discover your purpose and meaning, read the Bible.
The Bible is God speaking directly and individually to you. Start reading the Bible every day and you'll be stunned at what He has to say.
Don't be bamboozled; this shouldn't be your goalJanuary's bo'nus article punctures one of the most widely held beliefs across the globe, but to get this newsletter past your computer's sp/am filter, I have to be vague about its subject. Most of the words I would use to describe it are sp/am trigger words.
Let me be clear: I traveled this wrong path for decades until my observations led me to a stark conclusion. If you want to avoid the same disillusionment, consider this.
How's your spiritual diet coming?January means a flood of diet plan commercials on TV for people who overindulged during the holidays. This is also a good time for us singles to take stock of our spiritual diet.
What are you consuming? Is it leading you toward spiritual maturity or taking you in the wrong direction?
Do some hard thinking about your choices in music, movies, books, and web sites. Do you view por/nography? TV news commentators who encourage you to hate? Magazines that promote greed and materialism?
A healthy spiritual diet consists of attending church, reading the Bible, praying, and serving others. These activities, aided by the Holy Spirit, lead to your sanctification.
Be vigilant. Obeying God shows him you love him.
Too preachy, or about right?As I write these newsletters, I try to avoid sounding preachy. Sometimes I worry that my tone approaches scolding, and I really don't want to do that.
We all remember lectures we got from our parents and teachers about doing the right thing. At the time, we felt they were too strict, but decades later we realized they were spot-on.
What do you think? Does anything you read here this month strike you as too harsh? Is the advice practical and on-target? I'd like to know. You can voice your opinion using our secure contact form. You don't have to give your name, if you prefer to remain anonymous.
That, single saint, is the January Inspire-O-Gram. Next month we celebrate (or not) Valentine's Day, loved by many, hated by more than a few.
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