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'Whisper' by Mark Batterson

Discussion in 'Pentecostal & Assemblies of God' started by quietbloke, May 12, 2021.

  1. quietbloke

    quietbloke Brother in Christ Supporter

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    'How to Hear the Voice of God' by Mark Batterson. The Tomatis Effect. 'Speak LORD for Your servant is listening' 'More than half a century ago,Dr Albert Tomatis was confronted with the most curious case of his fifty year career as a an otalaryrgologist. A renowned opera singer had mysteriously lost his ability to his certain notes even though those notes were well within his vocal range. He had been to other ear,nose and throat specialists,all of whom thought it was a vocal problem. Dr Tomatis though otherwise. Using a sonometer,Dr Tomatis discovered that even an average opera produces 140 decibel sound waves at a Meter's distance. That's slightly louder than a military jet taking off from an aircraft carrior and the sound is even louder inside one's skull. That discovery led to a diagnosis.the opera singer had been deafened by the sound of his own voice
    . Selective muteness was caused by selective deafness. If you can't hear a note you can't sing that note. In Dr Tomatis words,:The voice can only reproduce what the ear can hear'. The French Academy of Medicine dubbed it the Tomatis Effect. I'm guessing you like me have your fair share of problems and your problem solving techniques may have been as effective as mine,which is'nt very. Maybe that's because we are treating symptoms while ignoring the root cause,a spiritual Tomatis Effect. Is it possible that what we perceive to be relational,emotional and spiritual problems are actually hearing problems,ears that have been deafened to the voice of God! And its' that inability to hear His voice that causes us to lose our voice and lose our way. Let me make a bold statement at the beginning of this book. Learning how to hear the voice of God is the solution to a thousand problems. It's also the key to discovering our destiny and fulfilling our potential. His voice is love. His voice is power. His voice is healing. His voice is wisdom . His voice is joy. If your life is off key,maybe it's because you've been deafened by the negative self talk that doesn't let God get a Word in edgewise. Maybe you have listened to the voice of critisism so long you can't believe anything that speaks about yourself. Or maybe its' the Enemy's voice of condemnation that speaks lies about what you really are. If you don't silence those competing voices,they'll eventually deafen you. You won't be able to sing God's song,because you won't be able to hear His voice. Is God's voice the loudest voice in your life? That's the question. If the answer is no,that's the problem. We live in a culture where everyone wants to have his or her voice heard,but has so little to say. And that's because we do so little listening,especially to God. The best way to get people to listen to us is to listen to God. Why? Because we'll have something to say that is worth hearing. Ultimately all of us need to find our voice and by voice I mean the unique message God wants to speak through our lives but finding that voice starts with hearing His voice. Would you be willing to pray a bold prayer at the beginning of this book? It's an ancient prayer. It's a prayer that can change the trajectory of your life,just as it did for a prophet called Samuel. Before you pray it let me issue one warning. If you are not willing to listen to everything God has to say,you eventually won't hear anything He has to say. If you want to hear His comforting voice,you have to listen to His convicting voice and it's often what we want to hear least that we need to hear once. Trust me though you want to hear what he has to say. Are you ready? Here's the seven word prayer that can change your life.'Speak LORD for your servant is listening'. That prayer is easier said than done,no doubt. But if you meant what you just prayed,your life is about to change for the better' (Mark Batterson)
     
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  2. musicalpilgrim

    musicalpilgrim pilgrim on the sacred music pathway Angels Team Supporter

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    That looks such a good book :)
    I have ordered a copy from Amazon :rolleyes:
     
  3. quietbloke

    quietbloke Brother in Christ Supporter

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    You will not be disappointed!
     
  4. musicalpilgrim

    musicalpilgrim pilgrim on the sacred music pathway Angels Team Supporter

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    It has arrived! :)
     
  5. musicalpilgrim

    musicalpilgrim pilgrim on the sacred music pathway Angels Team Supporter

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    I have just started the book and really have become aware of the constant noise that invades our lives.
    How important it is to hear that still small voice of God, I'm listening.
     
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