Eric's Checklist: Listening to God

When he was 9 years old, Eric K. heard God tell him to “adopt” a nursing home. Eric spends a couple nights a week making friends with the elderly and showing them God’s love. You can read Eric’s story in the September issue of Clubhouse magazine.

“All kids can hear God’s voice,” Eric says. “I think He has plans for everyone, adults and kids.”

Here are Eric’s tips for listening to God:

1. Pray often and ask God to talk to you.
2. Stop talking and listen. Don’t give up if you don’t hear Him right away.
3. For me, it sounded like a voice in my head.
4. Make sure what you hear agrees with God’s Word.
5. Ask yourself—is this something Jesus would do?
6. Ask a parent or pastor if what you heard makes sense.
7. Do it!

Copyright © 2013 by Focus on the Family. Photo © 2013, courtesy of Eric's family.