A wonderful example of a man who lives eternally now is LOREN CUNNINGHAM, founder of YWAM (Youth With A Mission). Loren Cunningham’s dream began with a vision – waves of young people moving out across the continents announcing the good news of Jesus Christ to the whole earth.
Decades later, Loren’s vision was realised. YWAM has grown into an interdenominational movement of Christians from around the world dedicated to presenting the Gospel to their generation.
The amazing story of Youth With A Mission demonstrates that God does speak to HIS children, those who will obey Him. He does guide and provide for them in miraculous ways which not only impacts their lives but also the world to the glory of God’s Kingdom.
Loren’s book “Is That Really You God? is truly an adventure in hearing and obeying the voice of God. As Loren explains, hearing the voice of our heavenly Father is a basic right of every child of GOD. Don’t make guidance complicated, says Loren. “It’s actually hard not to hear God if you really want to please and obey Him! If you stay humble, He promises to guide you. ” Proverbs 16:9.
Loren offers three simple steps that have helped him and the leaders at YWAM to hear God’s voice:
1. Submit to His Lordship – silence your own thoughts and desires and the opinions of others. Make it clear to the Holy Spirit you need to know God’s thoughts/direction.
2. Resist the enemy – use the authority Jesus has given you to silence the voice of the enemy. James 4:7, Eph. 6:10-20.
3. Expect an answer – expect your loving heavenly Father to speak to you. He will. John 10:27, Ps. 69:13, Exod. 33:11.
Start living eternal now by listening to and obeying the voice of God. He has a plan for your life.