Assurance of Guidance

Why do we sometimes feel God doesn’t hear our prayers? How to pray in a manner that we can be assured of answers at all times?

Overview

  • What does the Bible say on Assurance of Guidance?
  • What is our role to receive God’s promises?
  • What role does God play?
  • What is a key principle and warning?
  • What resources / provisions has God made for us?
  • What is an example to follow? – David’s Life
  • What is revealed guidance and specific guidance?
  • What other verses on guidance does the Bible have?

What the bible says

Proverbs 3: 5,6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart

 and

 lean not on your understanding;

In all your ways acknowledge him,

and

he will make your paths straight.”

What is our Role?

  • Trust God with all our heart as His ways and thoughts are above ours
  •  Do not assume that we know it all
  •  Place ALL our plans before Him and pray for wisdom
  • Offer ourself as a living sacrifice to God
    • Sacrifice our fleshly desires and keep our bodies pure
    • Transform our minds by choosing positive thoughts
    • Dedicate all our tasks to his service
  • Do not conform to secular values
  • Honor God with everything we own
  • Listen to God’s voice in everything we do, everywhere we go

Ps 32:8 , Romans 12:1,2 , Jeremiah 17:7 , James 1:5

What is God’s Role?

  • Give us wisdom to make the right choices
  • Keep us on track by providing light
  • Help us in  the transformation of our bodies and mind
  • Ensure we reach our destination
  • Cover satan’s attacks
  • Give abundantly, immeasurably  and graciously to all
  • Lead us to the truth
  • Guide us and lead us in ALL aspects of life

How will God Make our Path Straight?

  • His Holy Spirit
  • His Word
  • His people

John 16:13, Psalm 119:105 , 2 Timothy 3: 16 , James 1:5 , Proverbs 11:14

Provision/Resources – Holy Spirit

Provision – Gods Word / Scripture

Provision – Scripture

Provision – God’s People

Lessons From David’s Life

Journey of his life – David was taken from:

     – RUT TO ROYALTY

     – LEADING SHEEP TO LEADING AN ARMY

     – THE PASTURE TO THE PALACE

David was strong in his beliefs, humble, and feared  God more than man.

vGod had plans for David beyond his imagination and chose David to be king instead of Saul

Everything happens for a purpose, but we need to trust in the Lord that everything is for the best.

Specific and Revealed Guidance

Everything happens for a purpose, but we need to trust in the Lord that everything is for the best.

Leave your past behind
Start
Living in the present
To
Light your future

JUST HOLD HIS HAND AND WALK……….

Discussion

  • In what areas are you seeking God’s guidance?
  • What is the difference between specific and revealed guidance?
  • Share examples in your life where you have experienced God’s specific and revealed guidance.
  • How will you counsel someone looking for God’s specific guidance in career?

References

1. Material is taken from Navigators’ LOAD (Life of a disciple) series

2. Powerpoint prepared by Swati Griffin Salins

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