Seeing God's Leading for Your Life
God is the creator (Genesis 1:1-31); and,
Thereby, God created all of mankind, including you;
Whereas, you therefore fall under the "mankind
instruction manual", The Bible (the Word of God...one of God's true power sources,
Therefore be it resolved: that you must bank on its
The Bible indicates that:
- God has a unique plan for each "believer's" life (Jeremiah
29:11; Ephesians 2:10). Are you actually a believer yet?
- Only the holy, the sinless (by either
perfectly spotless living or by a savior's help) may enter into God's eternal presence
(Hebrews 12:14). As a believer [more on "belief"] you get a
- Jesus of Nazareth is that guaranteeing savior
(John 4:25-26)! Why is He unique?
- The Fall of Adam and Eve from God's
grace condemned mankind to a life (all decisions by one's own free will...Genesis 3) in
"the world". Believers become set apart from "the world" though remaining in "the world".
The God-allowed ruler of "the world" is "The Prince of the Present Age", the "Ruler of
the Air" (Satan/the devil/Beelzebub).
- Those who will say "yes" [the elect] and become a
believer...admitting their sinfulness, need for a savior, and acceptance of Jesus as
one's personal savior/messiah...so that they then "belong" to God and can then hear what
He says (John 8:47). God may even give "wake-up calls" to try to turn you toward Him so
that you may hear. The Word of God is actually made to be foolishness to those who don't
"belong", and they can not understand it...can not "hear" (I Corinthians 2:14)!!!!!! So,
say "yes" and then "belong"!
If you don't "belong", you
can't hear/see God or understand His Word or what He would have you to do.
You can't hear/see Him sort choices and options for you and guide you to the correct one for
you. You can...at MOST...only be indirectly influenced by way of godly people and by
non-divine sources. That does not mean that non-divine influence is always bad. You would be
proceeding into the complexities of life lacking ready access to God's perfect wisdom arising out of all of His
other perfect attributes... a potentially disastrous second-rate route!
If you do "belong" but lack a
growing personal relationship with God, it is like having your hearing ears stuffed with
cotton so that any "word" from God is muffled, garbled, and hindered. You may just as well be
pretty much on your own as to your life on earth, though your eternal salvation is
Until it is displaced more and more by a growing
relationship with God and the accompanying wisdom that such will "bring to
the table", the natural, of-this-world, satanic/devilish influence tends to hold sway and
strongly, predominantly influence one's life. Satan is willing to allow "a pretty good life"
for you as long as you don't move closer to God. But, by not moving closer (by being
disobedient...God wants you closer), you risk experiencing a famine of hearing from
God (Amos 8:11-12). What you "hear", therefore, is far more likely to be a word from Satan or
from your own self-centered desires!
For Those Who "Belong": Becoming Able to
Hear and See.........
As is true with human relationships, a growing
personal relationship with God happens by "experiencing" God. Within "experiencing," God
"speaks" by way of the Holy Spirit. "Experiencing" comes
- The Word: God speaks during
or through your experiences in earnestly reading The Word of God (The Bible). It helps
tremendously to have significant knowledge of what God's Word says in order that you be
able to tell the difference between hearing God vs. hearing Satan: God will
never speak anything out of line with His Word. As you prayerfully read
The Word or cycle memorized Bible verses or facts through your mind, the Holy Spirit will
impress some item of it upon you as being applicable to you. That represents the "a-ha!"
moment of "speaking"/"experiencing". If you are not spending time in the Bible, this door
of speaking is not activated.
- Prayer: God speaks during or
through your experiences in sincere and earnest prayer (two-way talking with God). If you
are not spending significant time in prayer, this door of speaking is not
- Circumstances: God speaks
during or through your experiences as you or others carefully observe and interpret your
circumstances. If you are not spending time in personal meditation and/or Christian
fellowship discussions, this door of speaking is not activated.
- the Church: God speaks during
or through your experiences in all of the fellowship, discipleship, evangelistic, and
servanthood involvements in the Church. If you are not spending
time in the church, this door of speaking is not activated.
- Manner of
Prayer: What even a believer hears from God is affected by his manner of asking God to
speak. That is, if you proudly,
egotistically, self-sufficiently, rebelliously, distractedly, or indifferently pray for
direction, your communication with God is handicapped and
attitude: What even the believer hears from his/her heavenly Father is affected by
that person's attitude with regard to his/her own self image, his/her understanding of the
attributes of God (what He is
like), and his/her attitudes about life and people.
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April 1999 [1st modification 23 August 1999]