How does God guide us?

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How does God guide us?

  1. 1. How does God guide us? This material is used with permission on www.mygospelweb.net
  2. 2. God promises to guide us ‘ I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go’ Psalm 32:8
  3. 3. God promises to guide us ‘ He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out….His sheep follow him because they know his voice’ John 10: 3-4
  4. 4. God has a plan for our lives ‘ For I know the plans I have for you….plans to prosper you and not to harm you’ Jeremiah, 29:11
  5. 5. ‘ Woe to the obstinate children… to those who carry out plans that are not mine…who go down to Egypt without consulting me’ Isaiah 30:1-2
  6. 6. ‘ He guides the humble… ‘ Confides in those who fear him… Psalm 25
  7. 7. ‘ I am the Lord’s servant and I am willing to do whatever he wants’ Luke 1:38
  8. 8. Trust God ‘ Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act’ Psalm 37:5
  9. 9. God giudes us through Commanding Scripture God’s general will is revealed in Scripture
  10. 10. God guides us through Compelling Spirit 1. Often he speaks to us as we pray • thoughts • feelings • impressions
  11. 11. Thoughts and feelings need to be tested • Is the impression in line with the Bible? • Does it promote love? • Is it strengthening, encouraging and comforting? God guides us through Compelling Spirit
  12. 12. 2. God sometimes speaks to us by giving us a strong desire to do something ‘ God…works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose’ Philippians 2:13
  13. 13. 3. God sometimes guides in more unusual ways • audible voice • angels • visions • dreams
  14. 14. God guides us through Common sense ‘ Do not be like the horse or mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you’ Psalm 32:9
  15. 15. ‘ As she put on each article she asked the Lord whether she was to put it on and very often the Lord would tell her to put on the right shoe and leave off the other; sometimes she was to put on both stockings and no shoes; and sometimes both shoes and no stockings. It was the same with all the article of dress…’ J.I. Packer, Knowing God
  16. 16. • Marriage decisions (2 Corinthians 6:14) • Job decisions (1 Corinthians 7:17-24)
  17. 17. God guides us through Counsel of the Saints ‘ Make plans by seeking advice’ Proverbs 20:18
  18. 18. God guides us through Circumstantial signs ‘ In your heart you may plan your course, but the Lord determines your steps’ Proverbs 16:9
  19. 19. ‘ In all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose’ Roman 8:28

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