Richard BlackabyPaul interviews Dr. Richard Blackaby, co-author of the book Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God.   They discuss experiencing God and spiritual revival and leadership at home, in the church, and in the marketplace.

Richard is a pastor, international speaker, seminary chancellor, and president of Blackaby Ministries International who has written or co-authored over 30 books including the very famous book, Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God which is one of my personal big time favorites.    Dr. Blackaby’s passion is teaching and mentoring leaders and difference makers in spiritual revival and leadership at home, in the church, and in the marketplace.

Sheila’s Shofar – Today’s Call to Action – Tip of the Day –

  • Create an OYBE (Outa Your Box Experience) today by doing something a bit scary and outside your normal routine.  My outrageous inspiration for telling you about this – 25,000 ft Sky Dive without a parachute – happened this weekend just up the street from my home here in Simi Valley, CA and right in the hills where they used to film Little House on the Prairie.

5 realistic OYBE examples for you to do – pick one or create your own; Ask God for His Guidance

  1. Ask for a discount
  2. Talk to a stranger
  3. Ask for a raise
  4. Sacrificially Give
  5. Learn how to do something new

Conversation with Richard Blackaby

Key Points Discussed

  • Experiencing God vs Knowing About God
  • People’s resistance and fear of actually experiencing God
  • Receiving coaching and the training of those who seek to coach
  • God in the Marketplace; Godly discipleship of high level CEO’s
  • Help for churches in distress – Flickering Lamps ministry

Richards’s Take-Away Wisdom that leads to action:

  • Today, ask God to guide you in an action, pay attention to His contact with you, surrender to His will, and be ready for whatever happens next. (another OYBE opportunity)

Resources Mentioned

Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God, Revised and Expanded by Henry Blackaby, Richard Blackaby, and Claude King

Seven Realities For Experiencing God: How to Know and Do the Will of God by Henry Blackaby and Richard Blackaby

God in the Marketplace: 45 Questions Fortune 500 Executives Ask About Faith, Life, and Business by Richard Blackaby

Flickering Lamps: Christ & His Church by Richard Blackaby and Henry Blackaby – Help for Churches in Distress


Video – Reality 7 – Obey – Nell’s Story by Richard Blackaby

Reasons to Believe – dedicated to the harmony of Science & Faith

Richard Blackaby Recommends Books

The Andrew Murray Collection

Experiencing the Holy Spirit by Andrew Murray



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