God said he would… “… I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go…” Psalm 32 verse 8 King David How does God guide us?
God has a good plan for us… “… Don’t conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of you mind. Then you will be able to test and approve God’s will-His good , pleasing and perfect will …” Romans 12 verse 2 St Paul How does God guide us?
<ul><li>So the secret is... </li></ul><ul><li>Ask him with attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Be humble. </li></ul><ul><li>Submit and Admit. </li></ul>How does God guide us?
He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. Psalm 25:9
God shows us how to live through the Bible. 1. Commanding scripture “ All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error,correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living.” 2 Timothy 3:16 St Paul
God speaks straight to us! 2. Compelling Spirit As we pray, God speaks - Strong impressions - Feelings on what to do - A thought - Prophecy - Dreams - Visions - Angels - An audible voice
God gave us a brain to use 3. Common Sense We don’t leave our brains at the church door when we come in. God gave us a brain so we can think and solve some problems ourselves.
Other people 4. Counsel of Saints “ Make plans by seeking advice...” Proverbs 20:18
The way events happen 5. Circumstantial signs Sometimes God closes a door on us. We’d like to do something, but God says “no” by just not letting it work out. “ They tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to.” Acts 16 verse 7
The way events happen 5. Circumstantial signs God also opens doors of opportunity and says “Yes”. “ I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost, because a great door for effective work has opened to me…” I Corinthians 16 verses 8-9 St Paul
Wrapping it up...! Don’t rush things! Talk issues through with someone We all make mistakes... We need to keep coming back to the Lord for forgiveness and fresh direction!
Abraham, after waiting patiently, received what was promised Hebrews 6:15