DOES GOD GUIDE US!!??
promises to guide us; His
will is found easiest in His word please read it daily. it gives us
clear guidelines as to how He wants us to live.
calls His own sheep by name His sheep follow Him because they
know his voice." John 10:3,4 "I have
good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you
hope and a good future." Jeremiah 29:11
faced with major decisions we need to find out what God's
particular will is. Allow Holy Spirit to help you, that is
speaks to us when we pray. If it is a major situation,
seek out mature Christians for help, avoiding simply
circumstances and feelings, instead walk in faith.
Learn His voice. Trust God, but test your feelings.
Your feelings can lead you astray. Learn to trust and
depend on Him and He will take care of you.
by seeking God's will, asking Him to intervene on your
behalf, and through prayer and scripture reading, God will guide
you continually, it is His job, and He is in
God's guidance will not take you into areas that contradict the
scriptures, and do not take an isolated statement and use it as
a direction, but look at the whole context, the chapters before
and after, therein you'll find the truth. Satan also knows
how to quote scripture and He will try to get you confused by
twisting God's word into something it is not. Therefore learn the
Character of God.
you believe you know what He wants you to do, do not be turned
to know more? Read on
How Does God Guide Us?
Robbie L. Rogers
the Almighty Creator of all that is knew you before you were formed in
your motherís womb. He knew you!!! Grasp that picture. You
can count on it. I do!
was 21 at the time God spoke to him.
I am old you say, how can that scripture be for me? We are all
youths in the sight of God. And, like Jeremiah we have a lot to
learn. and, if we give our life to Him; He adopts us, makes us fellow
heirs to the very throne He sits upon. Co-inheritors with
Christ. Can you grasp from that how much interest He has in your life?
Can you see how much He wants to guide His adopted sons and
PROMISES TO GUIDE US
Where are we now, where we are going to go next? Where are we supposed
to be going? What are we supposed to do when
we get there? We must make decisions in life; about relationships,
marriage, children, use of time, jobs, homes, money, holidays, possessions, our giving, they all are
very big things in our life.. It is important that we come to the right
DOES GOD GUIDE US!!??
lets look at Psalm 32:8,9. God promises to
Guide us, one way or another. I dont know about you but I
dont want to have to wear a bit and bridle, though I some times I
act like a bucking bronco.
10:3-5. Do you get the picture? He cares about you!. He wants
to guide us!. He
longs for us to discover His will. Ephesians 2:10
Has a plan for our life
to Jeremiah 29:11. God is talking about bringing His people out of
captivity. I want to give you a key to reading the Bible, dont
just read it see how it applies to you, put yourself in the
picture you are seeing. Like the Israelites in Egypt, what holds YOU
in captivity? Your comfort places?
to Isaiah 30:1-3 We need to consult with God.
GOD WANTS US TO CONSULT HIM
Jesus promises us He will call us by name and lead us out. John
10:14,15 says "I am the good shepherd; and I know My own,
and My own know Me, even as the Father knows me, I know the Father
and I lay down My life for My Sheep."
Sometimes we make plans that seem Godís will, plunging headlong without
asking God. It seemed right at the time, now were not
sure what He will say.
not let your disobedience separate you from YOUR God.
it says in Psalm 25:14, God confides in those who fear Him. We need
that attitude of humility and fear. Yet, Not the fear you run
from, the fear you run to.
are able to be with Almighty God, the power that stands between the
very molecules of the air we breathe and the ones that hold this podium
and that of our own body together. Thats the power we can now
Yet to me its not the fear of such awesome power, but, the fear
of losing His presence in my life, that covering amidst the
storms of life, those blessings that bring peace that passes
little tattered New Testament has been with me in many serious and
joyful times, hunting, in my garden, in foreign
nations, on the ocean, in aircraft of many sizes.
It has been sopping wet from the rain and the sweat of hard labor.
Through it all it gave me what I sought, Gods living word.
do we know the will of God and how does He guide us?
As I have been attempting to show you
general will is revealed in scripture
Bible discloses the truth. Some try to bend it. But, Jesus
Christ is the living Word, and He is a strong and unbendable truth.
will not lead us to anything contrary to scripture.
Do not ask what He already answered. From the scriptures we know full
well certain things are against Gods will.
THE KEY WORD IS TO TRUST
IN ALL THINGS! Get GOD
you trust God, He may leave you to your own devices!!!
will not allow you to walk away from areas you need to deal with until you
not depend on letting the Bible fall open, reading eagerly to find what
God is saying to you, hoping to find answers.
While it often works, let His guidance come from a regular and
methodical Bible study and prayer life. God will lead you to
scriptures that leap from the pages, the first true steps in gaining
wisdom and understanding.. and to that of hearing Gods voice.
most often think of Moses when we think of God guiding someone in the
scriptures. Can you imagine what it was like to be Moses? Several
times he asked God to put him out of his misery. Who could blame him?
Imagine that many people complaining. He spent forty years
with the pestering bunch, wandering around in the desert, eating nothing
but bread off the ground and an occasional bird. What a
change for the Jewish diet. And on top of that, every day a
million people would come up to him and ask "Are we there
we have even more than the Israelites had. When Jesus left He sent a
compelling Holy Spirit to help guide us. In John 10 and Acts 16, Jesus
tells us His sheep know His voice and He will lead them. Thats us
most often guides us when we pray
Ask God to speak to you. It is mysterious indeed, to hear God speak.
Some claim He will not, others claim He speaks in loud audible
voices. Mostly God's voice is perceived.
He answers you, share it. Never hide your blessings.. After a while you
too will know His voice. If you profess to be His, He will
guide you. Still, even if you dont yet know His voice, the
Holy Spirit does and He is your helper.
I am perplexed, I hear nothing, or, His voice in me is easily
drowned out by my own reasoning. Thatís the way God made us, allowing our will to overrule His. Sometimes the
answer comes through a good thought, a strong impression or feelings; but they all need tested.
1 John 4:1, Does the answer bear fruit, is it found in love?
Does it bring strength to your soul and to those around you. Does it
encourage and comfort you? Does it edify you and your church? Does
it bring the peace of God that surpasses all else?
often gives us a strong desire to do something, working on your will to
act according to His purposes. This can be an imagined fear for
you know that fear is the antitheses of faith, it keeps you from
turning your life completely over to Christ. "Next thing ya
know Ill be a missionary in darkest Africa," they
say. They think of a worst idea and assume God will send them there.
Its not likely to happen, though if it has been in your heart
sent me to Africa on a 30-day mission trip. I never dreamed I would go
on such a trip. But God in His infinite patience has taught me many
things, and I along with my wife and six others answered Godís calling
with, "Yes Lord, we will go."
tell you this, as we surrender our will to Him His work in us often
changes our desire to areas it should be. The entire Africa mission team
can attest to that fact. Fear should be spelled False
Appearing Real for a Christian. Dont misinterpret
butterflies in your tummy as a lack of Gods peace (or, fear).
Sometimes Holy Spirit gives us a Holy excitement when we are about to
testify or do works He called us to do. Test it out with
scripture, you will find peace in your heart.
When you seek guidance,
listen for Godís side.
Prayer is a
two way conversation
you have a problem that you need to talk to your doctor about. You
say, "Doctor I have a number of problems concerning me I have a
fungus growing under my toenails, my eyes itch, winters coming so I
need a flu shot, I have very bad headaches, and a tennis elbow." Then you abruptly rise saying, "Sorry I must
be off. thanks for listening."
doctor might yell something but it probably would not be the answer you
seek. So hows God going to guide us if we fail to put our self in
position to hear Him?
He uses Prophecy. Sometimes dreams and visions, or angels.
a small boy Samuel (1 Sam 3:4-14) heard God speak in his physical ears.
He responded in the most important words a Christian can utter.
"Speak Lord, your servant awaits."
guided Abraham (Gen 18), Joseph (Matth 2:19),.. and Peter (Acts 12:7)
by way of angels. He spoke through prophets and visions. I
myself have seen several visions.
be like some people so adamant about following God that they very
rarely make decisions. Godís promises for guidance were not given to
stop us from thinking; nor reading His word concerning
countless daily issues. We should relinquish our human attitudes, not
guidance is personal. When we open up to His Spirit He communicates in
our understanding. If you are confused:
with the saints!
someone who knows the Bible better than you, someone impartial who has
your best interest at heart.
the decision is ultimately between you and God
3:17 says: "The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits,
unwavering without hypocrisy, and the seed who fruit is
righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace."
often uses circumstances; but be here careful, not putting too
much weight in them. Misguided prayers are fraught with that of asking
God to open and close doors. While this sometimes works, and maybe
more often than not; it in itself is dangerous and can lead you
straight to sin.
not accept an open door as being His direction because its open;
sometimes we need to persevere in spite of the circumstances,
developing the strength to force a door open in faith. Sometimes doors
opening too easily are temptations rather than opportunities.
wary, the adversary prowls about like a lion seeking those to destroy.
knows your whole person, Satan doesnt but he sure knows your
flesh (Sinful nature), and both can open doors and both can shut them.
big key: Genuinely knowing Gods character through a personal
relationship with Him is how we truly know what God wants in our life.
Whatís it like being out of Godís will? Many have learned the pain of
being out of Gods will so well they cease to recognize it,
establishing fear as the dominant force in their life.
28:65-67 "You shall find no ease and there shall be no rest for
the sole of your foot; the lord will give you a trembling heart, failing
eyes, fainting of mind and languishing of spirit. Your life shall hang in
doubt before you day and night, you shall worry and have no assurance of
your life. In the morning you shall say, would it be evening! In the
evening you shall say, would it be morning! Because of the anxiety and
dread of your mind, heart, and sights which you see with your eyes."
job is to do four things.
submit to Him and refuse to follow human desires.
allow God to intervene.
say, is it me? Am I overriding Holy Spirit again? Is it
merely my flesh?
say, What Would Jesus do? Many times that takes care of the
mysteriously works in many ways, hence we must learn the voice
not the way it comes.
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