Thursday, February 12, 2009

Receiving Guidance From God, Part 1

We live in difficult days where answers to tough questions seem hard to come by. Many of us are looking for guidance in very important areas of our lives. Since God created us and has watched over our lives, it would be wise to seek His guidance. So how do you do that? Today and tomorrow, I will be answering that very question!

This blog post has been adapted from Rick Warren's message, "Learning to Hear God's Voice"
"I will climb my watchtower and wait to see what the Lord will tell me to say and what answer He will give to my complaint. The Lord gave me this answer: `Write down clearly on tablets what I reveal to you, so that it can be read at a glance.'" Habakkuk 2:1-2 (TEV)

HOW TO REQUEST GUIDANCE

1. Believe God Cares About The Details Of Your Life.
"So do not worry, saying, `What shall we eat. . . or drink. . . or wear?' . . . your heavenly Father knows that you need them." Mat. 6:31-32 (NIV)

2. Ask God Specifically for Guidance In A Particular Area.
"If you want to know what God wants you to do, ask Him, and He will gladly tell you." James 1:5 (TLB)

3. Expect God To Answer Your Prayer!
"... God is always ready to give 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..." James 1:5b-6 (TLB)