Friends, I’m currently sitting in Panera casually munching on a souffle and sipping pipping hot hazelnut coffee… and thinking.

Have you ever been desperate to hear God? Have you ever wished you just knew exactly what He wants you to do? Have you ever looked back on decisions in life and wondered if you totally didn’t “hear God” on something really important?

Me. Totally me.

A few years ago my husband and I had a big choice to make. This choice would change our lives considerably. We seriously labored over the decision. We prayed and asked others to pray and then we prayed again. We read books together that we thought might help with our decision making process. In the end we ended up deciding to go ahead and change our direction in life. Long story short… I still sometimes wonder if we didn’t get it right. The change brought nothing but extreme heart ache for me and added pressure for my husband. At the end of that journey, we found ourselves in a place of rejection, despair, feeling like failures, and wondering if we had completely wasted a big part of our lives.

As it turns out, I am starting to think we may have made the right decision. The broken places in us, the disappointment, the loss of relationships and status that made us feel safe… all brought us to where we are today. Never in a millions years would we have imagined the path we are on. Now I simply pray for wisdom to handle our mission with grace and focus. Seriously guys… so crazy grateful for God’s leading, even right through the valley.

Christians don’t struggle over the desire to hear God’s voice for no reason. We want our lives to be lived with purpose and meaning. We desire to hear God’s direction when we don’t know what to do. But what about when we think we do know what to do? Are we only looking to God in the struggle?

God is always speaking. Are we always listening?

If you wrestle with these questions like I do, I’d recommend picking up a copy of Receptivity by Daniel Norris. Here’s how the back of the book describes the message:

“Discover how Receptivity helps you to… OVERCOME the hindrances to clearly hearing God’s voice, RECEIVE supernatural direction in everyday situations, EXPERIENCE five vital ways that God speaks today, UNLOCK the revelation and intimacy of the secret place of prayer.”

Sounds interesting, right? Check out this life-changing book on Amazon and at Come back and tell me what you think of it! Also, enter to win a copy here:
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5 Comments on Receptivity Book Giveaway

  1. andi
    November 25, 2015 at 2:19 pm (2 years ago)

    we should all be desiring to hear God’s voice every day đŸ˜€

  2. Tara
    November 25, 2015 at 9:31 pm (2 years ago)

    This book sounds very interesting. I actually have a copy of it on the way. Can’t wait to read it. I could definitely use the “supernatural direction in everyday situations!”

  3. Serena Hale
    November 26, 2015 at 12:22 am (2 years ago)

    I have enjoyed this post. I have been listening to podcasts on about this very topic. God always speaking. He says His sheep hear His voice. Part of the problem is that we are sometimes too in tune with the old voice/old man/devil that that voice sounds right. I think I will get this book.

  4. Katie Westenberg
    November 26, 2015 at 12:44 am (2 years ago)

    “…so crazy grateful for God’s leading, even right through the valley” I loved these words, Carissa! I’ve spent some time in the valley in the past year and I understand the hard-fought courage it takes to say those words. Wishing you the best as you continue to follow His leading and thank you for the book review. I’m always looking for another book to add to my never-ending list!

  5. Tiffanie
    November 27, 2015 at 7:37 pm (2 years ago)

    Looking forward to reading Receptivity! Daniel is an anointed man of God and I enjoy his teachings! Thanks for sharing!!


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