Presentation on theme: "Important facts about Gods guidance: 1.God has a plan and purpose for your life. "God planned for us to do good things and to live as he has always wanted."— Presentation transcript:
Important facts about Gods guidance: 1.God has a plan and purpose for your life. "God planned for us to do good things and to live as he has always wanted us to live. Thats why he sent Christ to make us what we are." (Ephesians 2:10)
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord." (Psalm 37:23)
Important facts about Gods guidance: 2. God has promised to reveal His plan to you. "You said to me, 'I will point out the road that you should follow, and I will be your teacher and watch over you.'" (Psalm 32:8) "Your advice has been my guide, and later you will welcome me in glory. (Psalm 73:24)
Aspects of Gods will: 1. His plan has been revealed in His Word, and it applies to all Christians…The written will of God. 2. Gods will involves decisions for which He has given no specific directions…The unwritten will of God.
Principles to follow: 1. Obey the written will of God first. 2. Fall In love with God. The best way to know Gods will is to say, I will to God. 3. Be willing to accept the will of God before knowing what it is.
What then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? (Romans 8:31-32)
My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:1-6)
The rewards of following Gods teachings: 1.A fulfilled life. 2.Favor with God and others. 3.Success.
Finding Gods will demands… 1. Total commitment. My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart. (Proverbs 3:1) Let love and faithfulness never leave you. (Proverbs 3:3a) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5) In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:6)
Finding Gods will demands Trust. God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him.
What you should know about Gods will: 1. For many things in life, God has no preference. 2. The will of God is like a scroll that unrolls each day. 3. Guard against the temptation to take a Bible verse out of context to find Gods will.
With magic, we manipulate the deities so they perform our wishes. With religion we subject ourselves to the will of the deities. Philip Yancey
What you should know about Gods will: 4. Dont equate Gods will with your circumstances. 5. If youve missed Gods will, dont despair.
Traps to avoid in seeking Gods will: 1. Busyness. 2. Our own mind-set. 3. Presumption. 4. Trying too hard.