You can hear from God
March 2, 2010
The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way.
As a pastor, one of the questions I'm asked most often is, "How do I know that I'm hearing from God?" And that's a very important question. You and I need God's guidance; we need the peace that comes from knowing that we are hearing his thoughts on life's important choices.
Now, of course, when we talk about making choices, we're not talking about the kind of orange juice or soap to buy. We're talking about choices that relate to doing the will of God, obeying him, following him, and being used of God.
And the Lord assures us in Scripture that he is more than just interested in our choices… he's ordering our steps! You can know where to live, whom to marry, which job to accept, whether you should enter full-time ministry, and your role in the body of Christ.
If you want to hear from God, start each day by completely yielding to him. Say, "Lord, my life is yours. Live through me, guide me, speak to me, and show me the way." If you do that, you can trust that he will guide you. You don't know what each day will hold, but he does.
Put the Holy Spirit in charge. Follow the steps he lays out for you. God is in control!
IF YOU WANT TO HEAR FROM GOD, START EACH DAY
BY COMPLETELY YIELDING TO HIM.
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
Based on the principles from Paul's letter to the Philippians and Psalm 23, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out will help you find true peace and rest in a world that is anything but peaceful and restful. It's the perfect "pause" button you need!
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