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We touched on this important skill a few weeks ago, but Skill 13 – Godsight (Heartsight and iSight), is one of the nineteen skills that, literally, changes everything.

Godsight refers to seeing people and events from God’s perspective which leads to peace, hope, and direction. For many, this skill feels daunting. Some may feel intimidated because our parents or communities did not adequately (if at all!) demonstrate the ongoing, interactive relationship with Immanuel. For many, we may have encountered people who thought they had the skill, but when they shared what they felt God was saying, seeing and doing, it did not pass the Peace Test (1).  In other words, the experience did not leave us feeling the love – and the peace.

In Hebrew thought, to “hear God’s voice” means to obey. Obedience is the result of wanting to please someone else but obedience also reflects the commitment to live a life that blesses and honors God. When sheep hear the Shepherd’s voice, they follow that familiar, comforting voice. Interacting with the Living God means we speak but, as in all good conversations, we also listen and seek to understand the mind of the Speaker.

Skill 13 is housed in Skill 4 – Create Appreciation. This means we begin and bask our times with God feeling thankful for the gifts in our life. This step is counterintuitive, as, oftentimes, we approach God more like a 911 call – “I have a problem, please send help!”

God welcomes our desire to connect, no matter our emotional state. However, try to spend some time feeling thankful then turn your sights to God and ask what thoughts, pictures and verses from Scripture He may want to share with you today. Anytime you feel distracted or disconnected, don’t panic. Simply return to thankfulness and consider His gifts and times of interaction in your life. Follow the peace that comes from the Prince of Peace.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7, NIV

(1) Read More in Passing the Peace

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