By Pastor Ralph Graves | Cornerstone Community Church
Life is but a succession of choices. We have to choose between right and wrong and sometimes that’s not easy. But we also have to choose between good and best and that can be even harder.
In the book of Jeremiah the prophet said. “O Lord, I know the way of man is not of himself: it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps” (10:23). That’s a confession you must make. It’s an admission that you need God to guide you.
I want you to know four things about God’s guidance. Guidance as promised. The Bible says, “the Lord will guide you continually” (Isaiah 58:11). What a wonderful promise that is. And that is just one of the many promises where God has definitely, deliberately, distinctively promised to guide us. Guidance is personal.
God has his way in the great sweep of history. He moves nations on the face of the globe like checkers on a board. But God guides us as individuals, one person at a time as well.
Guidance is provisional. You don’t know God’s guidance automatically. God has attached some conditions to finding his will for your life. You must be surrendered to his will. The Bible says, “the humble he teaches the way” (Psalm 25:9). And guidance is practical.
When you present yourself to God he will renew your mind. And then you’ll be able to know his perfect will for all of life (Romans 12:1-2).
The will of God is not something you find. No, the will of God finds you. It’s not your job to discover God’s will. It’s God’s job to reveal his will to you. It is his duty to show you the plan he wants you to follow. It is your duty To place yourself in such a position that you will hear God’s will and then obey it.
Understand, it’s not that God is not speaking. It’s that so many of us are not listening. When you come to the place of presentation, wholeheartedly surrender to him, and experience transformation, then you will come to the place of revelation. You can choose, today, to let God guide you into His perfect will for your life!
Pastor Ralph Graves Jr.
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