Looking for God’s Will?

Posted: February 25, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Scores of people in our churches today are searching for God’s will for their life and are often looking for extraordinary signs from God to confirm what decisions they should make. I read a book a few years back called Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will (Or How to Make a Decision Without Dreams, Visions, Fleeces, Impressions, Open Doors, Random Bible Verses, Casting Lots, Liver Shivers, Writing in the Sky, Etc). That’s quite a title I know, but it was an incredible book that gave a biblical explanation for how we should and shouldn’t seek God’s direction in our lives. Reading this article today reminded me of the liberation I felt years ago when I read this book.

As I read this article by Paul Tripp about finding God’s will, this quote stuck out. “I think many Christians make the mistake of acting on what they can never be sure of rather than relying on what they can know for sure.” Without calling on readers to stop seeking God’s direction in prayer, Tripp (in this article) and DeYoung (in the book read years ago) argue for the sufficiency of God’s word and for us to walk in wisdom instead of constantly waiting for confirmation or a sign about what decision we ought to make.

Check it out here: http://www.paultripp.com/articles/posts/the-secret-will-of-god

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