When you hear people say things like, “The Lord told me...", do you wonder how this happens or if they really hear from God? Do they have some mystical connection with God or are they just hearing voices? I’m skeptical of anyone who says to me, “The Lord told me to tell you....” And yet, throughout the Bible we read about God speaking to people.
Years ago, when I took courses to be certified as a substance abuse counselor, I was required to take the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). Several questions dealt with hearing God speak or other voices. The clinical bias of the test was that if you heard God speak, or heard any other voices, your mental stability was in question. Since I understood this, I carefully picked my way through the test. And in case you’re wondering—yes, I passed the test and my courses.
So, how is it possible to hear God’s voice and be in your right mind?(Read more)
This is a guest post for Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale's Daily Devo blog called Spiritual Talk
Next week I'll return to the study Reflections from Ecclesiastes