How to be Led by the Spirit of God

Written by Daniel N Brown

Copyright 2005 Daniel N Brown

The Bible tells us that we need to be led byrepparttar Holy Spirit (Romans 8:12-14, Galatians 5:16-25). Therefore, it is necessary for us to discernrepparttar 146480 prompting and guidance ofrepparttar 146481 Holy Spirit if we are to live successful lives.

Getting to know God better is ultimatelyrepparttar 146482 key to hearing from, and being led by Him.

1. Spend time alone with Him in prayer and Bible reading. This should be a priority, not a chore that you grudgingly do if you happen to have some spare time.

2. During your time alone with God, don't expect to feel something. We are to live by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7), not by feelings.

3. Make sure thatrepparttar 146483 Bible version you are using is easy for you to read, otherwise you will become discouraged very quickly. Your local Christian bookstore can show you several versions ofrepparttar 146484 Bible and discuss their strengths and weaknesses.

4. Expect Him to speak to you. Sometimes you will get an immediate response, but most ofrepparttar 146485 time you will need to wait for awhile and keep watching forrepparttar 146486 answer in whatever manner God chooses to speak to you.

5. Listen to your conscience and be quick to obey if you should lose your peace about something. If you ignore your conscience, you runrepparttar 146487 risk of your conscience becoming "corrupted" (Titus 1:15) and "seared as with a hot iron" (1 Timothy 4:2), and it will be more difficult to hear from God.

Read Your Way To Public Speaking Success

Written by Mike Moore

How to Read Your Way to Speaking Success by Mike Moore

The most important thing a speaker can do to enhance a career is to become an authority in their specific subject area. You want to reach a point where people automatically think of you when they are looking for information on your topic or are looking for a speaker for their event.

To do this you must read extensively in your field. I believe that speakers are leaders and leaders are readers. If you don't read then listen to tapes or lectures. You have to learn all you can and more about your subject.

When you read extensively you give yourself a distinct advantage over those who don't. And there are huge numbers of people who don't read.

Statistics show thatrepparttar average person reads less than one book a year after graduating highschool.

* 58 percent never finishrepparttar 146285 book they begin. * 90 percent of book buyers never read beyond chapter one ofrepparttar 146286 book they begin. * 20 percent ofrepparttar 146287 population purchase 80 percent of all books purchased.

Many people who do read do so to be able to function adequately at work. Few read to excel in a specific area of knowledge and huge numbers don't read at all. Looking at these statistics you can see that if you are a voracious reader you have a winning edge over others.

When you stand in front of an audience to deliver a speech there is a lot of presumption present. The audience presumes that you know what you are talking about and have something meaningful and beneficial to give them. On your part you must presume that you are an authority onrepparttar 146288 topic and that you have expertise and knowledge far beyond that of your audience. The only way you can be confident in this presumption is by reading and studying your subject thoroughly.

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