Listening to God Part 3

Who Is on Your Spiritual Advisory Board?

God will often communicate His will and wisdom to you through other followers of Christ! I can’t even begin to count the times God has used another Christian to get a message through to my heart! I hear His whispers through my pastors, a podcast, my friends, my children, a blogger, or someone in my LifeGroup. I actually view a few of them as my Spiritual Advisory Board. These are: my spouse, a mentor, a prayer partner, a friend, and my parents.

How about you? Do you seek out and listen openly to other believers you respect? Staying consistently connected with other Christians (especially those who are growing and grounded in God’s Word) is vital for your own personal faith journey.

Listening to them is not enough, though. Do you often apply or put into practice the advice or wisdom you’ve heard?

Wise up and remain involved in Christian community! Listen to your faith-family. We need them, and they need you. Today’s reading from Proverbs 18:2 tells us frankly it’s a mistake to be a “know-it-all.”

Personally, I don’t want to play the fool. I need help. I need wisdom. I need to choose to remain humble and teachable so I can hear God’s direction, correction, and affection. I need my heart to remain humble and teachable—because God will often speak to us through His other children.

Ask the Father: Who needs to be on my Spiritual Board of Advisors?

Today’s worship song recommendation: “Set a Fire” by Will Reagan and United Pursuit

It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.

Ecclesiastes 7:5 KJV

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Proverbs 13:20 KJV

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

Proverbs 12:15 KJV

A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

Proverbs 18:2 KJV