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By   •   June 7, 2007   •   Topics: ,

Q:

How can I empty my mind of all the useless thoughts I have so I can hear God speaking to me? I want to be close to God and feel His presence, but I have a hard time getting rid of all the distractions in my mind.


A:

The most important thing I can tell you is that God loves you and wants you to know Him in a personal way and listen to His Word. The psalmist said, “As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless” (Psalm 18:30). These words are just as true today as when the psalmist wrote them almost 3,000 years ago.

But how does God communicate with us? He doesn’t do it in a vacuum—by waiting for us to empty our minds, and then implanting some new thought or feeling into our minds. After all, if you did somehow empty your mind of all its stray thoughts, how would you know that your next thought was from God? The truth is, you wouldn’t. It might be just another stray thought bubbling up from your unconscious, or even something from the devil.

Instead, God has already spoken to us in words we can understand—and those words are in the Bible. Do you want to know what God is like, and if you can know Him personally? Turn to the Bible, and ask God to show you Himself through its pages.

I suggest you begin in one of the Gospels (such as John), because it tells you about Jesus, who (the Bible says) was God in human flesh—the Living Word. He came down from heaven to take away our sins, and by receiving Him into our hearts we become God’s children forever. Turn to Jesus, for only He can satisfy the hunger you have in your heart for God.

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22 Comments

  1. Grace Taddy says:

    I will be happy, if u will be sending me ur messages. God bless U.

  2. Dennis says:

    Thanks for the word, may peace be with you!

  3. ijeoma says:

    Glad to discover your email site. It will help to build our faiths in Christ. Thank you so much!

  4. mung tawng says:

    thankyou very much thanks

  5. Caswell says:

    God is good all the time & i blieve in god.

  6. shpnna says:

    GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME, AND ALL TIME GOD IS GOOD.

  7. Teddie Tembo says:

    Man of God I acknowledge God and Jesus Christ his son. Now I have a problem whenever I see my self getting closer torighteousness I get attacks especially my finances, marriage and I revert to sin. Help me man of to be stable in the spirit.

  8. rosemary says:

    I appreciate you getting me started on getting closer to God through the bible.

  9. joyce says:

    Lord, I love you and thank you for all u have done for me. Your will not mine.

  10. Linda paetzell says:

    I do believe you can get a thought enjoy or God when you quiet your mind and meditation but you have to do it everyday and be calm and stay still I know for me I think that works I do feel a, I always felt anxious before but if you stay quiet breathe and it’s pretty quiet me and listen I think the answer comes to your heart