Monday, September 04, 2006
the right path?
Since I have been studying here I have encountered numerous students of theology who have a high regard for God's sovereignty. They affirm that God indeed has a plan for their lives that he formulated before the beginning of time. Because of this, they tend to wait for a clear instruction from the Lord through Scripture before they make any major life decisions. They hesitate at the crossroads for fear that they will choose the wrong path ... a path that is not part of God's plan ... thus frustrating God's eternal purposes.
Henry Blackaby of Experiencing God fame asserts that one can know God's will by remembering that
"God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church to reveal Himself, His purposes, and His ways."
What are some practical applications of this?
How do you make major decisions in your life?
What of "callings"? How do you know you are "called" to be a missionary doctor in Honduras?
How do you know God's will?