Most Bible studies help people this one changes them forever Forthanyears, God has used Experiencing God in His work, showing believers how to know Him intimately while encouraging them to


10 thoughts on “Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God, Workbook

  1. Pamela Tucker Pamela Tucker says:

    I had no God previously since 1976 and I was introduced to Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism that came in after Gautama Siddhartha Buddhism which came down from the Primal Buddhism which there are no ancient writings just artifacts My friend and I had trained during electronics in the making of pc boards, she was Japanese and we became friends and she introduced me to the Lotus Sutra The Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin Plus writings of Daisaku Ikeda There is no god in Nichiren Shoshu They held I had no God previously since 1976 and I was introduced to Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism that came in after Gautama Siddhartha Buddhism which came down from the Primal Buddhism which there are no ancient writings just artifacts My friend and I had trained during electronics in the making of pc boards, she was Japanese and we became friends and she introduced me to the Lotus Sutra The Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin Plus writings of Daisaku Ikeda There is no god in Nichiren Shoshu They held to a monistic view believing that there is no separation between Creator and Creature but being protected by Buddhist, Hindu, and Shinto gods regarded as spiritual forces The main chanting of mantra was enlightenment, propsperty, and healing from chanting nam myoho renge kyo expressing devotion to the law of karma Fulfilling worldly desires that brings enlightenment, which can be achieved in a life time This was founded by Soka Gakkai in 1930 by Tsunesaburo Makiguchi 1871 1944 Not the same as Ancient Buddha which they only found artifacts of a Buddha sitting yoga style.Well the Lord had other plans for me my neighbors were Christians and they had a friend that played guitar it was the guitar that attracted me to church I thought that is what they meant by church So I attended and received salvation and lost my roommate Was blessed with a good job, and gained prosperity in Spiritual things of God I had spiritual encounters a few times before the Japanese roommates, but did not know how to seek God properly.I recommend this to all new born again Christians that need to develop a strong love and relationship with God The author and I have many things in common except I do not have the Church religion background.I stepped out in faith, and I have the same fundamental experiences when face to face with God in my life with Godspiritually speaking It is a must read book and their is scriptures and it is only for those who want to become wealthy spiritually instead of worldly wise


  2. Jeremy Manuel Jeremy Manuel says:

    Experiencing God is considered a modern Christian classic Despite this, my thoughts on the book are mixed.The point of the book is to find ways to experience God In particular to see where God is working, and to be involved in His work Overall, I thought that the principles that Blackaby presents for doing this are pretty solid Nothing comes to mind that made me really wary when it came down to his basic principles of how to experience God.There were two things that I did dislike about the b Experiencing God is considered a modern Christian classic Despite this, my thoughts on the book are mixed.The point of the book is to find ways to experience God In particular to see where God is working, and to be involved in His work Overall, I thought that the principles that Blackaby presents for doing this are pretty solid Nothing comes to mind that made me really wary when it came down to his basic principles of how to experience God.There were two things that I did dislike about the book though First, it suffers from appearing to be a bit prideful I don t know Henry Blackaby so I have no idea what he is really like, but the writing style of the book just smacks of arrogance sometimes Even in trying to be humble at one point he says that God had to look high and low for someone as ordinary as me Not to mention constantly referring to some conference where he tells how somebody s life was changed by reading his book Not that it isn t good to have testimonials, but the frequency of such examples, with few examples that don t involve the book or Blackaby himself, started to rub me the wrong way.The second problem I had with the book, was that it gave a lopsided view of how God may speak to you Many of Blackaby s examples are amazing It is about how he and his wife were called to Canada to pastor a small church and all the amazing things that were done there or how people were called to serve God in amazing circumstances and amazing outcomes These examples naturally led me to ask is this how God speaks to everybody What about God speaking to people in the everyday, in our communities, in things that are not full time ministry I think there has to be balance here we need to be challenged that we are not just settling for the comfort we have where we are, but I do not believe that God calls everyone the same way We are not all meant to be Paul or Moses at least in terms of our accomplishments So while I thought it was solid on its principles, the tone of the book and the examples it gave slightly diminished its value in my eyes


  3. Steven Steven says:

    When I read this the first time I was so excited to find someone who believed exactly as I did about the way God speaks to His people Of course, Blackaby provides a tremendous amount of scriptural support for his position, so that was also very helpful His view remains unusual, though no longer unique.Where some might say, Don t just stand there, do something, Blackaby answers Don t just do something, STAND THERE Be still and wait on the Lord He will lead you provided you are doing the When I read this the first time I was so excited to find someone who believed exactly as I did about the way God speaks to His people Of course, Blackaby provides a tremendous amount of scriptural support for his position, so that was also very helpful His view remains unusual, though no longer unique.Where some might say, Don t just stand there, do something, Blackaby answers Don t just do something, STAND THERE Be still and wait on the Lord He will lead you provided you are doing the other things in the book Where others say, the Lord helps those who help themselves, Blackaby answers that God often does nothing until His people can cease striving and rest in Him.I have never read a better explanation for the way God speaks, including how to know His voice, and the various media through which he speaks whether scripture, other Christians, circumstances, or the Church This is an excellent book and I cannot recommend it too highly.I m glad they made a book version The workbook is probably better because it is so engaging But so many people will not buy or really use a workbook, so the book version will reach a lot of people


  4. Shane Gliser Shane Gliser says:

    A concerned Christian s review Nobel intentions but withtheological holes than you can shake a cross at For example the very thesis verse is taken out of context and thus flawed To hear the flaw in theology, you can listen to Stand to Reason s podcast episode from 04 21 2013 and listen to the segment from 1 03 00 to 1 18 30 This is not to say that it is without value It is good at getting people into the word and getting people used to the i A concerned Christian s review Nobel intentions but withtheological holes than you can shake a cross at For example the very thesis verse is taken out of context and thus flawed To hear the flaw in theology, you can listen to Stand to Reason s podcast episode from 04 21 2013 and listen to the segment from 1 03 00 to 1 18 30 This is not to say that it is without value It is good at getting people into the word and getting people used to the idea of seeking God on individual level In that regard, it s great However, due to the flawed theological premise, it could lead to long term disillusionment, frustration, and unfounded fear and doubt for believers who have been told through the book that if they re not hearing from God that there is something wrong with their Christian walk For a far better guide to good Christian living that can be used as a study, I would recommend Decision Making and the Will of God by Garry Friesen


  5. Maya Maya says:

    We read this book with our Bible study group and it was a good one to dive into with others to discuss Blackaby covers all the different ways we can experience God and how important it is to pay attention to each of these The overall theme of the book is to pay attention to how God could be working around you and how He wants you to be part of that Instead of asking in prayer all the things you want, ask Him what He wants for your life, what you should jump into and for guidance The book dis We read this book with our Bible study group and it was a good one to dive into with others to discuss Blackaby covers all the different ways we can experience God and how important it is to pay attention to each of these The overall theme of the book is to pay attention to how God could be working around you and how He wants you to be part of that Instead of asking in prayer all the things you want, ask Him what He wants for your life, what you should jump into and for guidance The book discusses different ways that God can speak to his people and how each of us can experience Him as couples, in our children s lives, in the church, marketplace, and His kingdom I will admit that at times I felt like there was story after story about Blackaby at a conference and how someone s life was changed by something he said But if you can get past some of that there is good ideas to grasp onto and new ways to look at convening with God Blackaby does a wonderful job at making sure the reader understands that this whole following God thing is not easy and that you will run into hardship and obstacles as you try to follow His will for your life I wish he would have gone into this a littlebut he does an overall good job of covering it Best Parts I always view my circumstances against the backdrop of the cross, where God clearly demonstrated once and for all His deep love for me When you trust that God always gives His best, you will devote your heart to whatever assignment God gives because you know in that role you can experience everything God has in His heart for you God wants a watching world to come to know who He truly is He does not call you to get involved in His activity merely so people can see what you can do He will call you to an assignment that you cannot accomplish apart from His divine intervention God s assignments have God sized dimensions If you re focused on self, you ll always seek to protect yourself and pursue what is most comfortable and what most builds you up But if you are God centered, your focus remains on Him alone Storms may rage around you, but as long as you have God in your sight, you ll stay the course


  6. Louis Lapides Louis Lapides says:

    This book is filled with both good and bad theology Unfortunately the bad theology is enough to cause the reader to be misled by the major theme of the book how to find God s will Blackaby bases his entire theological foundation on the misinterpretation and poor application of several passages in the fifth chapter of the Gospel of John This makes the entire book built on a faulty interpretation of an important passage that is about the trinitarian nature of God and not about how the Christia This book is filled with both good and bad theology Unfortunately the bad theology is enough to cause the reader to be misled by the major theme of the book how to find God s will Blackaby bases his entire theological foundation on the misinterpretation and poor application of several passages in the fifth chapter of the Gospel of John This makes the entire book built on a faulty interpretation of an important passage that is about the trinitarian nature of God and not about how the Christian finds God s will Most Christians will not agree with my take on this book because Blackaby s work is so popular and so many Christians have gone through an Experiencing God seminar How can such a popular book be so wrong My advice concerning this book is to Google critiquing Experiencing God Henry Blackaby and read what other apologists have said about the false information contained in Blackaby s book


  7. Valerie Blanchard Valerie Blanchard says:

    Yes good book loved every chapter


  8. Jackie Jackie says:

    I have tried numerous times to get through this workbook, and I have just been unable to I find myself skimming the pages just to hurry and finish the days worth of information I m unable to put my finger on WHY In most although not all instances I don t really disagree with what Blackaby is saying Yet, I just can t get anything out of the study No joy, no insight, no pull or enlightenment Unfortunately, I ve found completing itof a chore than I desire Perhaps, it s just the workb I have tried numerous times to get through this workbook, and I have just been unable to I find myself skimming the pages just to hurry and finish the days worth of information I m unable to put my finger on WHY In most although not all instances I don t really disagree with what Blackaby is saying Yet, I just can t get anything out of the study No joy, no insight, no pull or enlightenment Unfortunately, I ve found completing itof a chore than I desire Perhaps, it s just the workbook form that I dislike Maybe I ll pick it back up and love it at some time in the future


  9. Laura Laura says:

    This is a GREAT Study It is very intense and hard core It will literaly grip you and make you want to put it down because there is no way to get through it without being changed by it If you are seriously committed to hearing what God wants you to do or what He is trying to tell you, then I highly recommend it If you are struggling with your committment, i still recommend it, but you will be faced abbruptly with His Will.


  10. Laura Laura says:

    Henry Blackaby cares a lot about God s kingdom and about people He wants people to experience true life changing faith and that s a wonderful impulse But, he makes some logical flaws that could end up being detrimental to people s faith Blackaby promises that believers today can hear the voice of God the way people did throughout the Bible, ex Joseph, Moses, Daniel, Paul And God will give specific instructions to each of us Blackaby does not account for believers today having the indwellin Henry Blackaby cares a lot about God s kingdom and about people He wants people to experience true life changing faith and that s a wonderful impulse But, he makes some logical flaws that could end up being detrimental to people s faith Blackaby promises that believers today can hear the voice of God the way people did throughout the Bible, ex Joseph, Moses, Daniel, Paul And God will give specific instructions to each of us Blackaby does not account for believers today having the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, which was not the case in the Old Testament, or believers today having the entirety of God s inspired Word the Bible Hebrews 1 1 clearly teaches that God does not speak to people today the way He did in the past Also, if tuning our hearts to listen to for specific instructions from the Holy Spirit was essential to being a good Christian as Blackaby says, you d think the epistles from Romans to Jude would spend significant time telling people how to do it But, I can t find any such instructions Instead the epistles are full of exhortations to follow the commands of Christ which are clearly known to anyone who has access to the written Gospels.Blackaby says that, just like in the Old Testament, when God speaks today we will clearly know it is God This will be because we have such a deep relationship with God I fear that as people do not clearly hear God s voice to them, they will become depressed thinking it is their own fault because they are not devoted enough