Effective Training! Part 4. Stay in touch with the Holy Spirit. (Ten Exercises)

Thank you for your diligence and the desire to learn. Your lifestyle from all training will be your 
proof of completion. There is no need for a certificate but rather proven character that 
people can see and honoring the heavenly Father.

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What is God Saying to you?

The purpose for this activity is to develop your creativity and stay in touch with the Holy Spirit.


(1) Write what you perceive God is saying to you involving the following verses from God’s word.  

(2) Pray first before you begin each section. You can use the following verse to help in your prayer.

Psalm 119:18 (NKJV)

Open my eyes, that I may see Wondrous things from Your law.

(3) Keep the things the Holy Spirit reveals in a booklet, iPhone or other devices for later meditation and application.  There are ten areas for things to be reveled.

(4) Our foundation verses are the following. I could have provided more but for me personally I simply believe that God speaks to His Children.

1 Corinthians 2:9-10
"But, as it is written,
"What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him," 10 God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God." RSV

1 Samuel 3:10 (AMP)
10  And the Lord came and stood and called as at other times, Samuel! Samuel! Then Samuel answered, Speak, Lord, for Your servant is listening.

John 10:27 (NKJV)
27  My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

(Section #1) What is God Saying to you?

Isaiah 58:11
"And the Lord shall guide you continually and satisfy you in drought and in dry places and make strong your bones. And you shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of water whose waters fail not." AMP

Psalms 65:11
"Your paths drip with abundance." NKJV

(Related character quality)

Attentiveness vs. Unconcern
"Showing the worth of a person by giving undivided attention to his words and emotions." *(IBLP)

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(Section #2) What is God Saying to you?

Psalms 139:13-18
"You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit them together in my mother's womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! It is amazing to think about. Your workmanship is marvelous-and how well I know it. You were there while I was being formed in utter seclusion! You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Every day was recorded in your book!

How precious it is, Lord, to realize that you are thinking about me constantly! I can't even count how many times a day your thoughts turn toward me. And when I waken in the morning, you are still thinking of me!" TLB

(Related character quality)

Thoroughness vs. Incompleteness
"Knowing what factors will diminish the effectiveness of my work or words if neglected." *(IBLP)

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(Section #3) What is God Saying to you?

Psalms 1:3
"And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity]." AMP

(Related character quality)

Endurance vs. Giving up
"The inward strength to withstand stress to accomplish God's best." *(IBLP)

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(Section #4) What is God Saying to you?

Psalms 14:2
"The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God." NKJV

Matthew 6:33
"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." NKJV

(Related character qualities)

Initiative vs. Unresponsiveness
"Recognizing and doing what needs to be done before I am asked to do it." *(IBLP)

Orderliness vs. Disorganization
"Preparing myself and my surroundings so I will achieve the greatest efficiency." *(IBLP)

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(Section #5) What is God Saying to you?

Isaiah 40:31
"But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired." AMP

(Related character quality)

Patience vs. Restlessness
"Accepting a difficult situation allowed by God without giving Him a deadline to remove it." *(IBLP)

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(Section #6) What is God Saying to you?

Luke 8:26-36
"Then they sailed to the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee. And when He stepped out on the land, there met Him a certain man from the city who had demons for a long time. And he wore no clothes, nor did he live in a house but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before Him, and with a loud voice said, "What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment me!" For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had often seized him, and he was kept under guard, bound with chains and shackles; and he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the wilderness.
Jesus asked him, saying, "What is your name?"

And he said, "Legion," because many demons had entered him. And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss.

Now a herd of many swine was feeding there on the mountain. So they begged Him that He would permit them to enter them. And He permitted them. Then the demons went out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the lake and drowned.

When those who fed them saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city and in the country. Then they went out to see what had happened, and came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.

They also who had seen it told them by what means he who had been demon-possessed was healed." NKJV

(Related character qualities)

Compassion vs. Indifference
"Investing whatever is necessary to heal the hurts of others." *(IBLP)

Cautiousness vs. Rashness
"Knowing how important right timing is in accomplishing right actions." *(IBLP)

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(Section #7) What is God Saying to you?

2 Peter 1:3-11
"His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, that through these you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of passion, and become partakers of the divine nature. For this very reason make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these things are yours and abound, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these things is blind and shortsighted and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. Therefore, brethren, be the more zealous to confirm your call and election, for if you do this you will never fall; so there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." RSV

(Related character quality)

Determination vs. Faintheartedness
"Purposing to accomplish God's goals in God's time - regardless of the opposition." *(IBLP)

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(Section #8) What is God Saying to you?

Mark 4:13-20

"And He said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables? The sower sows the word. And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown.

When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts.

These likewise are the ones sown on stony ground who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with gladness; and they have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word's sake, immediately they stumble.

Now these are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the word,  and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred." NKJV

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(Section #9) What is God Saying to you?

Mark 1:16-20
"And as He walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then Jesus said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men." They immediately left their nets and followed Him.

When He had gone a little farther from there, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the boat mending their nets. And immediately He called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went after Him." NKJV

(Related character qualities)

Availability vs. self-centeredness
"Making my own schedule and priorities secondary to the wishes of those I am serving." *(IBLP)

Persuasiveness Vs. Contentiousness
"Guiding vital truths around another's mental roadblocks." *(IBLP)

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(Section #10) What is God Saying to you?

Luke 4:16-21
"So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."

Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. 21 And He began to say to them, "Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing." NKJV

John 17:18
"As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world." NKJV

(Related character qualities)

Faith vs. Presumption
"Visualizing what God intends to do in a given situation and acting in harmony with it." *(IBLP)

Tolerance vs. Prejudice

Acceptance of others as unique expressions of specific character qualities in varying degrees of maturity. *(IBLP)

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*Used with permission from the Institute in Basic Life Principles.

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