By: Rachel Fox Frazier
From the title, “Discerning the Voice of God”, you can assume what this devotional is all about! Priscilla Shirer really outdid herself on this one. Today I am going to go over this seven-week devotional in detail, just in case you are interested in purchasing and reading through the book yourself.
Shirer opens her introduction with a relatable story of clicking “Remind Me Tomorrow” when it comes to updates on her own computer, because she doesn’t necessarily see the purpose behind it right then. She then poses the question, “Why wouldn’t we want to live every day with all the capacity, power, and protection we can get?” A great question to pose to her audience, to which she goes on to give the purpose of this devotional book and the why behind this seven-week guide.
This seven-week Bible study is cut into four parts, with each part having no more than two weeks of the study. Each week of the study also has a “Digging Deeper with Dad” section. This is a quick perspective-check with words from Priscilla’s father, whom is none other than Dr. Tony Evans (casual, no big deal)! There is also a leader guide available if you’d like to make this study book into small group curriculum.
I have personally done this study twice and love it. As far as content goes, I would give it a 10 out of 10. It’s full of scripture, facts, and deep questions. Priscilla does a good job of digger deeper each week than the week before. And she did a phenomenal job building days on one another. Days 1-4 build and dig and ask — which leads up to day 5, which leaves room to listen to the Holy Spirit.
I don’t think I would recommend this to a new-believer or to a non-christian who has no idea about Jesus (thought they could read it and comprehend it). I would, however, recommend this study book to women ages 22-60+ who love Jesus and want to “dig deeper” or want to learn about applying and listening to the Holy Spirit.
This whole topic of “Discerning the Voice of God” is so difficult to even talk about/comprehend. But somehow Priscilla Shirer does an incredible job taking it step by step and week by week. She doesn’t away from the hard or confusing topics, but she takes her time, poses questions that will really make you think, and give insight that you never even thought about before!
Here’s a quick breakdown of the weeks and parts…
PART ONE: Your Initial Commitment
WEEK 1: A Proactive Stance of Obedience
PART TWO: His Listening Equipment
WEEK 2: The Holy Spirit
WEEK 3: The Holy Spirit’s Voice
PART THREE: His Personal Announcement
WEEK 4: Reflective of His Heart
WEEK 5: Revealing of His Plans
PART FOUR: Your Ongoing Alignment
WEEK 6: A Continual State of Readiness
WEEK 7: Speak, Lord
You can purchase “Discerning the Voice of God” here!
Rachel Fox Frazier has the joy of serving full-time as the Middle School Girls Associate at Sevier Heights Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. Rachel is a newlywed and adores her hilarious and Jesus-loving husband. When she’s not hanging with students – you can catch her connecting with others over an iced matcha latte, hosting a game night, or finishing a new project in her home. She enjoys writing, planning, and dreaming about ways she can help others know who Jesus has called them to be.