0728 – Seek Wisdom in the Closet在内室寻找智慧

Matthew 6:6 (NKJV) But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.There are so many critical decisions to be made in life that sometimes we wish we had the wisdom of King Solomon! Take heart that you can tap into the wisdom of God, but it has to start in the closet—the closet in your home where you spend quiet moments in the presence of God to listen to Him, and as you do so, you will continue to listen to Him in the boardroom.

There shouldn’t be any segregation between the sacred and the secular. All of us have different callings, but God is involved in every aspect of our lives. However, in the midst of our busyness, many of us have neither listened to Him in the closet nor allowed Him to speak to us in the boardroom.

Once we have used the prayer of consecration to find out God’s will for our lives, we can walk out in faith confidently with a firm footing, because our Heavenly Father will continue to journey with us and help us to adjust our strategies along the way. The key is to continue to be led by the Holy Spirit, which will require us to be familiar with His voice.

John Powell’s book “He Touched Me” offers the following answers to some of the questions that we may have: –

How does God communicate to me? Through the Bible and the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

How does He disclose who He is after I have revealed myself to Him? Primarily through the Bible, the teaching of the Holy Spirit and constant guidance in the different aspects of our lives when we get God involved.

Do I have to wait for a long time to see what God will do? No, He will speak to you because it is a dialogue, but being silent about the matter and saying “no” to us are also answers from God.

Can God put a new idea into me? Definitely, if we are open to and willing to try the new idea.

Can God calm and touch my turbulent emotions? Yes, you will experience peace as you focus on Him, all that He is and all that He has done. Of course, we are to take time to meditate on His word in order to keep the peace in our mind.

Can God stimulate certain memories stored within the human brain when these memories are needed? Yes, He will bring people, places and connections that you have forgotten.

A good spiritual habit is to take time to be in the presence of God through contemplative prayer, and to recognise His voice in the closet before we tap into His guidance in the office or the boardroom.

Sermon Series: From the Closet to the Board Room (Part 1) – Listening to God



生命中需要作出许多重大的决定,而我们多么希望拥有所罗门王的智慧!不要灰心,因为你可以利用 神的智慧,但这必须从内室开始,你家里的内室,你在里面安静的与 神同在,聆听 神的声音,这样你就会继续在会议室聆听到祂的声音。

在神圣和世俗之间不应该有任何的隔离。我们每个人都有不同的呼召,但 神与我们生活的每个方面都有关系。然而,在我们忙得不可开交的时候,我们中的许多人既没有在内室里听祂的声音,也没有让祂在会议室对我们说话。



神如何与我沟通? 通过圣经和圣灵的激励。

在我向他展示我自己之后,祂如何显示出祂是谁呢? 主要是通过圣经,圣灵的教导和不断的带领,在我们生活的各个方面,当我们得着 神的参与时。


神能给我一个新的想法吗? 肯定的,如果我们对此持开放态度并愿意尝试新的想法。



一个良好的属灵习惯就是花时间与 神同在,藉着冥想祷告,在内室中认识祂的声音,然后在办公室或会议室寻求祂的引领。

讲章系列:从内室进到会议室(第一部分)- 聆听上帝的声音