About Pastor Rick Warren

<< Daily Hope with Rick Warren

Two Steps Toward Knowing God’s Will - Daily Hope with Rick Warren - March 23, 2020

  • 2020 Mar 23

rick warrens daily hope new banner may 2022

Two Steps Toward Knowing God’s Will
By Rick Warren 

“If you want to know what God wants you to do, ask him, and he will gladly tell you, for he is always ready to give a bountiful supply of wisdom to all who ask him” (James 1:5 TLB).

If you want to know God’s will, then you can start with these two steps:

1. Admit that you need guidance.

Psalm 25:9 says, “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way” (NIV).

If you’ve never felt God guiding you, maybe it’s because you’ve never admitted that you need his guidance. You go to work assuming that you know what to do without praying about it. You make financial decisions, vacation plans, or career decisions before stopping to pray about them. If you’re single, you might even ask someone out on a date without first asking for God’s guidance.

You think you know, but you might want to stop and admit that you need guidance, because it’s the first step in getting God’s will for your life.

2. Ask God in faith for directions.

The Bible says in James 1:5-6, “If you want to know what God wants you to do, ask him, and he will gladly tell you, for he is always ready to give a bountiful supply of wisdom to all who ask him; he will not resent it. But when you ask him, be sure that you really expect him to tell you, for a doubtful mind will be as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind” (TLB).

Notice there are two keys to knowing God’s wisdom. First, you’ve got to ask the right person: God. “You don’t ask your hairdresser, mechanic, or a radio talk show host. You need to ask the right person!

Then, you ask with the right attitude: expecting God to answer. Have you ever asked God to lead you, but you didn’t really expect him to? You must ask, expecting God to answer.

God honors faith, and he promises wisdom for the next step of your life.

PLAY today’s audio teaching from Pastor Rick >>

For more Daily Hope with Rick Warren, please visit pastorrick.com!


daily hope prayer journal rick warrenUnlock the Keys to Praying with Passion and Purpose

Make prayer time the best time of your day with the brand-new 2022 Daily Hope Prayer Journal!

This easy-to-carry hardback journal with a soft-touch cover gives you the tools you need to establish a consistent daily prayer time. It’ll help you connect with the Lord and enjoy a vibrant prayer life as you unlock the keys to praying with passion and purpose.

Inside you’ll find 235 beautifully designed pages filled with:

• Practical encouragement for your prayer life from Pastor Rick
• Sections that guide you to pray for specific people and situations
• Space for writing out what God is showing you
• Encouraging Bible verses
• Gorgeous artwork and inspiring photos

Dive into this year’s theme, “Connecting with Jesus: The Source of Living Water,” and tap into God’s power and presence as you’re reminded how much God loves you and wants to be an active part of your life.

The all new 2022 Daily Hope Prayer Journal is our thanks for your gift to reach people around the world with the hope of Jesus. So ask for it when you give today!

And thanks to generous $100,000 Matching Grant, your year-end gift to Daily Hope will be DOUBLED to help bring the Good News of God’s love to every nation on earth.

All gifts will be doubled up to the full amount of the grant. Thank you for your generous support!

*The USA IRS code permits you to deduct the amount of your financial gift to Daily Hope that exceeds the fair market value of materials you received from Daily Hope.

This devotional © 2018 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

You can listen to Rick Warren on OnePlace.com.



More Daily Hope with Rick Warren Articles

Follow Crosswalk.com