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Guidance for life

Guidance for life



By Mike Smith

By Mike Smith



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    • Introduction: •In every age there are many who never receive proper guidance and instruction and they suffer for it. •Many in society are looking for advice and guidance for their lives. •God word is truly our guide for life. Col. 3:17 •It’s our lamp and light to show us the safe path. Ps. 119:105 •God will be our guide. Psalm 32:8; Psalm 48:14; 73:24 •Let us learn some of God’s wonderful guidance for our lives.
    • In Our Actions… •God would have us be generous. Acts 20:35 •Without the thought of praise or reward. Matthew 6:1-4 •With a willing and cheerful outlook. 2 Corinthians 9:7 •Don’t be stingy but give freely of your love, spirit, creativity, encouragement, money, and praise. Reflect the amazing love of God. 1 Timothy 4:12
    • In Our Feelings… •Express them with love and honesty. Ephesians 4:25; not like Psalm 5:9 •When we feel shame, anxiety, grief, rage, or fear express them to God, self, and a trusted friend. Proverbs 27:5; 1 Peter 3:7; Philippians 4:6 •We need to make sure that we use selfcontrol in our thoughts. Ephesians 4:26; 2 Peter 1:5-6, 10
    • In Your Relationship To God… •Be prayerful! Luke 11:2; Colossians 4:2 •Remember, dependence and helplessness in your relationship to God are prerequisites. Matthew 5:3-4; Acts 17:25 •Be dedicated! 2 Tim. 4:16-17; Gal. 5:22 •Get a spiritual checkup constantly. 2 Corinthians 13:5; 1 Corinthians 9:27 •Work to always draw near to God and away from the sinful world. James 4:8
    • In Your Heart… •Be careful to keep it right with God. Proverbs 23:7; Psalm 33:4; Acts 8:21-23 •For where your heart goes, so does your actions and ultimately your soul. 1 John 2:15-17 •Be careful to keep yourself blameless and unspotted from the world. 1 John 3:8; 2 Peter 3:10-14
    • In Your Troubles… •Be totally trustful! •For some strange reason, many times, God has chosen to make us mature through trials and hardships. James 1:2-8 •Look for God’s hand in every circumstance and trust His guidance for the highs and lows of life! 2 Corinthians 5:7 •Fully trust the Lord… Esther 4:14-16
    • In Your Successes… •Be thankful… Colossians 3:15 •For it is God who has blessed each one with their ability and skills (gifts). Romans 12:3-8 •Do not boast yourself… Proverbs 27:2 •Because of God’s goodness to us, our lips should praise the Lord. Psalm 63:3
    • In Your Relationship To Sin… •Be repentant! Luke 13:1-5 •Do not let any sin harden your heart or break your connection to God. Psalm 119:10 •Be safe, confess your sins to God each day. 1 John 1:6-10 •Claim His promises that forgive you and make you clean and pure by Christ’s blood.
    • In Your Relationship To Others… •Be helpful! Make a commitment to show love and encouragement to someone each day. Romans 14:18-22 •Challenge yourself to be kind and helpful especially to those who least expect it! Ephesians 4:32
    • In Worship… •Be still! Psalm 46:10 •Expressing your love and praise for God is not just for Sundays’. Make time to worship the Lord every day. Hebrews 13:15 •Focus on and praise God with your whole heart! Psalm 9:1; 1 Corinthians 14:15
    • In Your Mind… •Read and think about something noble and creative every day. Philippians 4:8 •Start your day with the Bible! Psalm 63:1; 119:147-148; 139:17-18 •Let the words of life fill your mind before anything else gets to them. Psalm 19:14 •Be careful of your self-talk and love yourself. James 1:22; Romans 13:9
    • Let God Guide Your Life! •By trusting Him and following His lead. Proverbs 3:5-6 •Start following Jesus Christ today Luke 9:23 •Obey and be saved! Hebrews 5:9 •Hear & believe the gospel. Rom. 1:16 •Repent of all sin. Acts 2:38 •Confess Jesus. Acts 8:37 •Be baptized. Acts 22:16 •Be always faithful. Revelation 2:10