8 Dallas Willard’s Quotes From “Hearing God”

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1. The union Christ had with the Father was the greatest that we can conceive of in this life—if indeed we can conceive of it. Yet we have no indication that even Jesus was constantly awash with revelations as to what he should do. His union with the Father was so great that he was at all times obedient. This obedience was something that rested in his mature will and understanding of his life before God, not on always being told “Now do this” and “Now do that” with regard to every details of his life or work.
― Dallas Willard, Hearing God

2. And grace is not opposed to effort; it is opposed to earning.
― Dallas Willard, Hearing God

3. God’s presence is everywhere around us. God is able to penetrate intertwine himself within the fibers of the human self in such a way that those who are enveloped in His loving companionship will never be alone.
― Dallas Willard, Hearing God

4. Consider a daily newspaper or television newscast and eliminate from it every report that presupposes a breaking of one of the Ten Commandments. Very little will be left.
― Dallas Willard, Hearing God

5. Our failure to hear His voice when we want to is due to the fact that we do not in general want to hear it, that we want it only when we think we need it.
― Dallas Willard, Hearing God

6. Few people arise in the morning as hungry for God as they are for cornflakes or toast and eggs.
― Dallas Willard, Hearing God

7. Hearing God cannot be a reliable and intelligible fact of life except when we see his speaking as one aspect of his presence with us, of his life in us. Only our communion with God provides the appropriate context for communications between us and him.
― Dallas Willard, Hearing God

8.Nowhere is it more important to be in a conversational relationship with God than in our prayer life.
― Dallas Willard, Hearing God