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When God Speaks: One Man’s Experience Hearing From God

God speaks to us all the time. Yes, God speaks to you. But, it’s hard to hear Him when our lives are noisy and overly busy.

In this episode, I sat down with Eric Bates and dived into how God clearly spoke to him about some things.

Eric is insanely talented. He can sing, he’s a minister, and he’s sick when it comes to video editing and production. More importantly, he has a heart for God and the things of God. So, I invited on the show and in this episode, we discussed:

  • Why he decided to become an ordained minister
  • His approach to spiritual discipline
  • Some specific instances of God speaking to him

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Eric is a licensed and ordained minister and videographer from Port Arthur, Texas. He’s also a Navy veteran, husband to his amazing wife Maite Bates and father to his two amazing children Hailey Bates (3) and EJ (1). Aside from these core things, Eric loves to cut ALL the way up. He loves people, and is a beast on a smoker. If you ask him, he will tell you that he smokes some of THE best BBQ you’ll ever eat in your life.

God speaks

God Speaks

In this episode we covered…
  • What led Eric to become ordained as a minister
  • When did he first get to know Jesus for himself
  • Instances where God speaks to him 
  • How he developed spiritual discipline and the desire to grow spiritually
  • The advice he has for men who want to strengthen their relationship with God

Want More?

If you enjoyed this episode about when God speaks, then you may also enjoy the episode of the show about the fear of success and how it hinders purpose or this episode detailing what to expect when operating in your purpose.

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Connect with Guest

You can connect with Eric on his

Instagram: @iamericbates @ebatesfilms

TikTok: @iamericbates

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