Tuesday, May 14, 2019

7 Voices of Guidance

The purpose and foundation for all individual guidance is revealed in the following statement by Jesus…
For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. John 6:38 (NKJV)

Here are 7 key questions to help you know and do God’s will for your life…

1.      What is Jesus saying? My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27 (NKJV)

The most important answer to God’s guidance for your life is to know Jesus and listen to what He is saying. You do not want to follow the voice of a stranger. He is Your Shepherd and you are His sheep…He leads and you follow.

Remember, He will always lead you on the path of what is right and good.

2.      What is your heart saying? Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)

Through prayer, align your heart with God’s heart. Let your highest purpose be to please Him and have His approval upon all you do. Believe with all your heart that there is no better plan for your life than His plan.

Remember, God makes no mistakes and He will never fail.

3.      What is God’s peace saying? And let the peace of God rule in your hearts Colossians 3:15. I will hear what God the LORD will speak, For He will speak peace To His people. and to His saints. Psalm 85:8 (NKJV)

God is the author of peace and not confusion, fear, or worry. God will lead you peacefully, there is no need to rush into anything or panic. If you don’t have His peace about something it is best to wait.

Remember, God is never late and His timing is always perfect.

 4.       What is Scripture saying?
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom. Colossians 3:16 (NKJV)

The Scriptures speak truth, not fantasy. They give light to your path, not shadows. If God has spoken against something, don’t be for it; if He has spoken for something, don’t be against it.

Remember, God’s word will make straight paths for your feet and not have you running around in circles.

5.      What is the Holy Spirit saying?
Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is…be filled with the Spirit. Ephesians 5:17-18 (NKJV)

The Holy Spirit has been sent to be your Helper and to guide you into all truth. His will is always in agreement with God’s will, the voice of Jesus, and with Scripture. He will not only lead you, but He will also equip you.

Remember, the presence of the Holy Spirit means you will never walk alone.

6.      What are circumstances saying? Abraham’s servant said, "Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken His mercy and His truth toward my master. As for me, being on the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren."
Genesis 24:27 (NKJV)

Everything that happens around us or to us is not always in agreement with God’s will. Circumstances are what God uses to confirm His will, not dictate His will. Just because something looks appealing, it does not mean it is something you should do.

Remember, God can use circumstances to block or release you.

7.      What is godly counsel saying?Plans are established by (godly) counsel; By wise counsel wage war. Proverbs 20:18 (NKJV)

We can’t please everyone, or have everyone’s approval. It is not wise to go around asking for people’s opinion about what you are to do, but it is wise to consult with godly people who know you, care about, pray for you, and want God’s best for your life.

Remember, the most important response to God is your faith and obedience to what He directs you to do.

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