We start with surrender, the place where; all open, all can be. Within the character and purposes of God. In the world. With our psychologies kicking and among the spirits who're disobedient. God wants to communicate. Do things. Tell and do is the process. As the Bible shows; God sought a man or woman. These voluntary responses are the great miracles of humanity. To hear and collaborate.
Have to ask -- why?
First: Once able to rise this early-hours early but for practical reasons cannot. (Get to bed sooner/sleep less). Here now for once. And immediately think God has something going on -- special -- in these hours. Easier to be/with. Somehow quiet and... open.
One way to know how and what God speaks is the testimony of woman and men in church history. Ones who arose early. Like Jesus. Did.
Hearing God matters because speaking something different is God's way of moving. We engage with God. Go with. In action. Takes an age/ages, to get us to the right place. Somewhere not into theological-traditions that re-frame and nullify. Makes this talk here -- redundant.
We live in God-created freedoms and God interventions. Billions and trillions. The personal life and signs. Circumstantial and a manipulation. First level. To let us know...
Back to prep. We need some transformation. Liberation from the accuser/deceiver. At least enough, not to have 'birds, rocky places and thorns' see the word 'snatched, we fall away or choked' of life.
Always God speaks with and through Bible-words. To some degree. Some element or connection, to anything, said.
So better be soaking and showering in the Bible. In a constant prayer-posture and utterance. Not saying, God, doesn't get through to someone without any or little of this. Likely though this is personal and would be occasional or for a season, on the way to requiring... we prepare.
Are prepared. Acclimitised. Able. Baptised in the Holy Spirit. In a space to. Etc.
Reasons we don't -- then or whenever -- hear, is noise. Most often the past or future. Regret or... anything? The answer is banishment and deliverance. We cannot be remembering but thank-God wise, thinking ahead -- but trusting God. Promises in general.
As for specifics and one aspect of prophecy. Outside personal words the shaping further afield stuff is tougher and rare...
Top of Crimes this morn. is this in case wandered here and wonder 'bout...
-- stopping here/return God-willing... in a couple of hours --
The problem is mood and mode. Jumping on here and reflecting on the personal. "Forgive me God..." is the difficult repetition. Living with the levels of nonsense and some -- that surrounds. The struggle to trust in this. One thing and relative sense but everywhere -- madness. Have need to 'let go' about.
Herebe my confession. But again -- trusting God in all things and how relative nothing matters but... (OK this an even less sense 'bit'.
Notes to me. Readers? Who -- haven't/and nah planning to/check/if).
... hearing God. And letting-go. Taking up the armour and praise/pray get-over.
'Mood and move' isn't such a bad throw down though. The mood must be living right. Or, should say, 'approaching right'. Everything displays heart and must be always right. How assertive with people? Discernment few have. With rejection the way of our times.
What am getting at, is the need to be right with people best-can.
Can't hear God if there's not care to give. And our mood (inner state) isn't always perceptible. Hence we need continuous help from God. Otherwise blind walking.
'Move'? Attention toward God is an exclusive pursuit. This ask is what we desire and comes with the offer. We want to hear and do something with God -- worth doing. The over and above survival alright and satisfactory. The mission.
This takes all we are. This all. Absolute 'all'.
To close this scruffy 2nd-part. The trouble is self-reliance, self-consciousness, self... period. It's an illusion bolstered along for those with relative ease of life. Everyone their own god and bowing to whatever-idol. The self-confident strut.
The transfer on another and... Here's me -- this-morn -- dealing with rudeness and hostility while trying to complete this post.
What to end-end with?:
God wants us to live by faith in prayer. This takes every second-best other. When choice allows, to go first to the only one... worthy of all attention and space.
All attention. All reflected in love out to others. And is 'love' -- no other word and intent of expression can replace this. The need not to project anything but the work of God within us. Manifest in all dealings.
Nine a.m. Need God. No substitutes.