Practice 2: 9/18-9/24

What Hearing God is Not

1. What did this week’s practice look like for you?

2. What about this week’s practice was valuable or difficult for you?


Dallas Willard said, “the desire for control is a primary reason we fail to hear God”.

1. What do you think he meant by this?

2. What are some places in your life that you might desire control over hearing God?

3. How might reading your Bible as part of an ongoing friendship with God differ from reading as a superstitious practice in trying to hear from God?

Read: Acts 17:26-28

1. What might change in your relationship with God if you truly believed that He was not far off?


Each practice week, we will be providing a practice prompt for everyone to do on their own throughout the week. We want to invite and encourage each of us to make space to read, reflect, and use each passage as a journaling/written prayer prompt before our next practice week. You could choose to go through these passages individually or in one sitting a couple times.

1. 1 Samuel 3:6-10: Willingness to hear and obey God’s voice

2. 1 Kings 19:11-13: The still, small voice and its rivals

3. Matthew 25:14-30: The parable of the talents

4. Matthew 6:9-13: The Lord’s Prayer