Knowing God's Will

 

In 10 Steps

 


Psalms 32:8-9

God doesn't want to lead you with a bridle
like a horse or a mule that has to be reigned in. 
He wants to lead you intelligently by the Holy Spirit according to the Word.

1. Be in harmony with God's Word and Law
Psalms 40:81  I delight to do thy will, thy law
is within my heart.
Isaiah 8:20  Would God lead you into breaking His law? No
Psalm 119:105  His Word is to be a Lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path.


2. Be willing to do God's will
John 6:38  Jesus is your example. He came to
do His Father's will.
John 7:17  If you are willing God will show you.
James 4:13-15  You shouldn't be planning
your own life.  You should be trying to do God's will.
Jeremiah 29:11  God's will is much more beneficial than your own.
Proverbs 16:25  Your ways lead to sorrow, death,
and destruction.


3. Fervent faithful prayer for guidance
James 1:5-6  Ask in faith, nothing wavering.
James 5:16  Effectual, fervent prayer of the
righteous avails much.
I John 5:14  You can have confidence that if you
ask according to God's will,
He will hear you.


4. Do what lies nearest you first!
John 16:12  God has many things to tell us,
but we can't bear them now.  Do what you can do
and what you know to be correct, right now.
Then He will show you what to do next.
Proverbs 3:6  In all your ways acknowledge Him
and He will direct your path.
Luke 16:10  Be faithful in the least first and
God will give you more.
Jeremiah 12:5  If you don't obey God in the small things how will you obey during the big test?
 

 

5. Which option will bring the most
Glory to God?

I Corinthians 10:31-32  Do ALL to the glory of God! Give none offence to either Jew or Gentile or to the Church.
I Peter 4:11  That God in ALL things might be glorified!
Revelation 14:7  Part of the last warning messages
to the world contain these instructions
"give glory to Him".

 This indicates that most of the world will not
be giving glory to God at the end of time.

The decisions you make in your
daily life indicate whose side
you are on.

Romans 14:13  Don't cause anyone to stumble.
Mark 9:42  Don't hurt ever, the least
of God's children.


6. Seek Christian Counsel
Be careful who you counsel with. Paul wrote at the end of time there would be many who had a
Form of Godliness (2Timothy 3:5,7,8)
and many false teachers. A good Christian
counselor should point you to a
"Thus saith the Lord".
Proverbs 11:14  There is safety in a multitude of counselors.
Psalms 1: 1-2  Don't follow the counsel of the ungodly.
Jeremiah 17:5-10  Cursed is the man that puts his trust in man.


7. Listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit
Isaiah 30:20-21
  Though you go through adversity and affliction, God will talk to you. You will hear a voice behind you as you turn to the right or left. 
God will show you, "This is the way, walk ye in it."

That still small voice that makes you feel so uncomfortable is the Holy Spirit speaking to you.

I Kings 19:11-12 God doesn't speak to you in a earthquake or fire, but in a still small voice.


8. Humbly wait on the Lord
Revelation 14:12
Those that overcome the beast
and his mark have an identifying characteristic of patience. They keep God's commandments (not man's) and they humbly wait for Jesus.
Psalms 37:4-7 Rest in the Lord and wait patiently
for Him.
Isaiah 49:15-16 He cannot forget you, your problems, or struggles! Trust Him! He thinks about you constantly!!!
Psalms 25:9 He guides the meek.
 

9. Make and implement a decision
Joshua 1:5-6
  After you have gone though all
these steps move forward in the Lord. 
Have courage the Lord is with you!
Joshua 14:9-12  You have wholly followed the Lord.  He has kept you alive to do His will.  Now go after it!  Be like Joshua and say "Give me this mountain!"

10. God's Providence!
2 Corinthians 2:12
  Watch for the opened or
closed doors.
Don't worry about what is on the other side of the door. Move forward with your eyes on Jesus.
Watching for His leading. Make sure that you
are not violating His Word as you move forward.
Isaiah 45:1-3  God will open doors and break in pieces the gates to accomplish His will
for your life. You can count on it!
Even the mighty city and nation of Babylon was
no match for our Lord. All throughout the Bible
you can see incident after incident of God's will
being accomplished.

 As you move forward watch Him remove the obstacles and remember that He often
requires you to move first.
 Why?
This tests and shows you the state of your Faith.
It causes you to exercise your faith. Is it important
to have little tests now prior to the big crisis? ABSOLUTELY!!!
Revelation 14:12  The people at the end of time
who overcome the beast are described as having
the faith of Jesus. What kind of faith did Jesus
have in His heavenly father? The Greatest!
Revelation 3:8  I know thy works: behold,
I have set before thee an open door,
and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little
strength, and hast kept my word,
and hast not denied my name.

God Guides You in Doing His Will*1

--Has not God said He would give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him? and is not this spirit a real, true actual guide?

    Some men seem afraid to take God at His word as though it would be presumption in them. They
pray for the Lord to teach us and yet are afraid to credit the pledged word of God and believe we
have been taught of Him.

    So long as we come to our heavenly Father
humbly and with a spirit to be taught, willing and anxious to learn, why should we doubt God's fulfillment of His own promise? You must not for a moment doubt Him and dishonor Him thereby.

    When you have sought to know His will, your
part in the operation with God is to believe that you will be led and guided and blessed in the doing
of His will.

    We may mistrust ourselves lest we misinterpret
His teachings, but make even this a subject
of prayer, and trust Him, still trust Him to the uttermost, that His Holy Spirit will lead you
to interpret aright His plans and the working of His providence.

 

God wants to fill you with peace.

"Seek ye first the kingdom of God,
and His righteousness; and all these
things shall be added unto you."
Matthew 6.-33

Is there a decision you need to make?

A decision you need to make
For Jesus?

Make it just now.
Please.
Make it right now.

You will never be sorry you did

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The study on knowing God's will, was put together based on a document/study by Annie Kjaer,
 the daughter of Kim and Judy Kjaer.