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Is God talking to me or am I talking to myself? Video

January 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Fr. Bartunek, Prayer, Videos

Is God Talking to Me?

Fr. John and Dan talk about how we can discern if we are actually hearing from God or just listening to our own thoughts.

Father John Bartunek and Dan Burke discuss how we understand if we are really engaging with God, or if it is just our own imagination … or, perhaps, something worse? God is always drawing close to us.  Any time we raise our hearts and mind to prayer, He is listening and responds, even if we do not sense it or understand His response.  Father John lists and elaborated on the three ways God usually speaks to us in our time of prayer: consolation, felt presence, or insight; through the Holy Spirit's gifts; through very specific good inspirations. Dan emphasizes how God is the author of good, and how important it is to respond to God, how we train ourselves for more.

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8

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Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of SpiritualDirection.com, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, the High Calling Seminary Preparation Program, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. In 2018, he launched the annual Avila Summit held at Hanceville, Alabama. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband, father of four, and grandfather of one, the President and Chief Operating Officer of EWTN News, Inc., a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer, speaker and pilgrimage director who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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