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When you pray do you actually hear God using words?

Answer by Robert Brow   (www.brow.on.ca)   June 27, 2000

Just today a friend named Terry Brunke gave me this dream :

I asked "What surprises you most about mankind?" God answered: "That they get bored of being children, are in a rush to grow up, and then long to be children again. That they lose their health to make money and then lose their money to restore their health.

Then I asked "As a parent, what are some of life's lessons you want your children to learn?" God replied "To learn that they cannot make anyone love them. What they can do is to let themselves be loved. To learn that what is most valuable is not what they have in their lives, but who they have in their lives. To learn that a rich person is not the one who has the most, but is one
who needs the least. To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds in persons we love, and that it takes many years to heal them. To learn that there are persons that love them dearly, but simply do not know how to express or show their feelings. To learn that money can buy everything but happiness. To learn that two people can look at the same thing and see it totally different. To learn that a true friend in someone who knows everything about them . . .and likes them anyway. To learn that people will forget what you said, and people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

So in answer to your question, do you actually hear God talking? I have heard him say all of these ten things again and again. The problem is to remember what he said.

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