“If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear. Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you – and even more. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.”
As part of our training and equipping of our Nepali pastors and laity with emphasis on our Wesleyan disciplines of Social and Personal Holiness, the Methodist Missions Society arranged for Ms Brenda Goh to conduct a two-and-a-half-day seminar on “Hearing the Voice of God”. Thirty participants were given insight and understanding on receiving revelation through hearing. Hearing God’s voice gives us direct Kingdom access and through our constant doing of God’s will, His Kingdom rule is promoted. The understanding of His voice gives substance to our relationship with Him and we live and serve out of an inward reality that proceeds from Him.
The participants were spiritually enriched by the experience and it is our prayer that they will continue to know and experience our loving God through knowing His voice and exercising this discipline in their daily lives and ministries.
“I learned one important thing, that it is important to hear the voice of God. Through this training, I discovered that God has given me a gift of healing and praying for the needy. In our church, many people come with physical and spiritual sicknesses and needs. God wants to set them free. I do not have words to express my gratitude to God for entrusting His most valuable gifts to me, a weak person but one who loves Him! Thank God for His gifts.”
Ms Sarita Pandey, Wesley Bardan MC
“I have been in ministry since 2004. At times, I felt confused in my prayer life. It was a challenge to hear His voice. While I was translating Brenda’s notes, I thought that prayer seemed like meditation. However, during our practical sessions, I discovered that it is about knowing God our Father, to be able to recognise and hear His voice. Many of us saw visions, heard God’s voice and found verses that related to our lives. Praise the Lord for this new insight. It’s amazing that by faith, I am able to hear His voice and have rediscovered the meaning of prayer. I am sharing this wonderful experience in my church and pray that they too will learn to hear our Father’s voice.”
The Rev Singa Tamang, Pastor, Abhisek Methodist Fellowship
“My wife and I have been living our lives without truly hearing His voice, having one-way conversations in prayer. Hearing the voice of our Master is essential for all wholove Him. We need to discern His voice against the noise of the world we live in. Tohear His voice, we must adopt the posture of Solitude, Silence and Stillness. From the practical sessions, we were able to see visions, hear His words and connect with others to see the big picture that God has given to us. We now pray with confidence, knowing that we can hear His voice. Our prayer is for us to be obedient to His call, trusting in Him for His faithfulness!”
KP and Pradipa Adhikari, Wesley Bardan MC
* for the participants to continue to practice the discipline of hearing the voice of God and to be obedient to His calling.
* for the participants to share their experience, that many more will have the joy of hearing His voice.
Photos courtesy of the Methodist Missions Society
Noel Tam –is a home-based missionary with Methodist Missions Society and the Country Coordinating Officer for Nepal and Timor-Leste. He worships at Pentecost Methodist Church.