What is the Will of God? Principle 8: Submission

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After we follow all the principles we are to submit ourselves to God’s Providence. Even though God grants us great liberty in making any decision we want (as long as it conforms to His Word), we need to recognise that sometimes our decisions are not actually God’s will. What must we do then? We are not to fight or resist it, but rather we are to submit ourselves to God’s will. This is illustrated by what we read in . Continue reading What is the Will of God? Principle 8: Submission

13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

What is the Will of God? Principle 7: Satisfaction

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After you have carefully followed the previous six principles (Salvation, Scripture, ServiceSupplication, Seeking Wise Counsel, Sound Judgment), what is next? I believe that if the six principles previously mentioned are followed, then we can ask ourselves the question, “what is my desire?” If that desire is in line with God’s Word I believe we can act on it and be truly satisfied that we are doing the will of God. Continue reading What is the Will of God? Principle 7: Satisfaction

Decisions, Guidance and the Will of God

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Decisions, guidance and the will of God. Wow, that is a loaded topic! Yet it is something that we as God’s people know to be very important. When it comes to a discussion on the topic of decisions, guidance and the will of God there is sadly much confusion. Continue reading Decisions, Guidance and the Will of God

Plans, Decisions and the Will of God

 

Make-Decisions-According-to-God's-Will-for-Your-LifeLife involves many decisions. Some of these decisions are simple (“what will I eat?”) whereas others are significant (“where will I live?”). We are all faced with decisions every day. Sadly, the process of decision making has been complicated by many with some very bizarre and subjective approaches. What does the Bible say about plans, decision making and the will of God? The answer  is – a lot! In this post I would like to look at this matter from the lens of James. is an important passage that deals with the matter of decision-making and the will of God. James describes two kinds of decision makers – the foolish planner and the wise planner. It says, Continue reading Plans, Decisions and the Will of God

13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

Guarding our Hearts

“Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do.”

The heart is the emotional core that beats within us. It is like a spring of water within, revealing the image of who we are to others. No wonder it will be the primary attack of Satan. He loves using our emotions against us. We must protect our heart above all else, otherwise we will find ourselves spiralling down a path of lies and emotional turmoil!

The Bible – Not Our Emotions

I have always worn my heart on my sleeve. I am not afraid to show my emotional side. It’s a part of my personality, for which I am very grateful to God. However as a result I have realised that I must pay particular attention to guarding my heart. If we allow ourselves to get caught up in our emotions, we very quickly start to walk a path polarised by feelings and not primarily on truth. This is extremely dangerous! We must never use our emotions as our primary guide, otherwise we will be led astray, and the pain associated with that can be excruciating! Whilst emotions help us to discern what is going on within our hearts and contribute to many blessing in our lives, our primary guide in our lives is God’s truth in the Bible. We are not Christians based on what we feel, but Continue reading Guarding our Hearts

23 Keep your heart with all vigilance,
for from it flow the springs of life.