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Any unexpected event can be disruptive and confusing. For better or for worse, the way that we respond is entirely up to us. Keith Holloway takes a practical look at how Christians can take a trial as an opportunity to contemplate and actively listen to God.
Key Points from the Podcast
James shares qualities needed by followers of Christ that will give us a greater assurance that we can go through trials and come out victorious.
There is a difference between hearing and listening. Hearing is an act of the ear, but listening is an act of the soul—the mind and will.
In trials, it is important to so0end time in quietness and press into God and really hear what he is wanting to speak to you.
God speaks to us through the Bible, the Holy Spirit, Christ’s example, the word and lives of other Christians, and nature.
When you are going through trials you need to be careful with the words you speak.
God holds us responsible for governing and restraining our tempers through our surrender to the Holy Spirit.
Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast
James 1:12, 19–20; Revelation 3; Romans 1:20; 1 Kings 19:5–8; 1 Peter 4:12; Proverbs 29:20; Proverbs 10:19; Galatians 5:22–23