HOW CAN I KNOW GOD’S WILL?

Pastor Bill Stevenson

June 6, 2021

Ephesians 5:15-17 (NIV)

“Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise,

making the most of every opportunity because the days are evil.

Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”

 

  1.  WHAT IS GOD’S WILL?

 

  • IT’S NOT A ____________________

 

  • IT’S NOT A ____________________

 

  • GOD’S WILL IS A _____________________________

 

“…God (has) invited you into this wonderful friendship with His Son, Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 1:9 (LB)

 

  1. HOW TO KNOW GOD’S WILL

 

  1. ________________ THAT I NEED GUIDANCE.

“He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way” Psalms 25:9 (NIV)

 

  1. ________________ IN FAITH FOR DIRECTION.

“If you want to know what God really wants you to do, ask Him, and He will gladly tell you, for He is always ready to give a bountiful supply of wisdom to all who ask Him; but…be sure that you really expect Him to tell you…If you don’t ask in faith, don’t expect the Lord to give you any solid answer.” James 1:5-6 (LB)

 

 

  1. ____________________ FOR GOD’S RESPONSE.

God does speak – sometimes one way and sometimes another – even though people may not understand it.”  Job 33:14 (NCV)

 

GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH

  • THE BIBLE
  • TEACHERS
  • IMPRESSIONS              
  • CIRCUMSTANCES

 

  1. _______________ GOD WHEN I DON’T UNDERSTAND.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”  Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

 

  • Don’t be FATALISTIC, FRUSTRATED OR ___________________.
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  1. ACT ON WHAT I __________________________ TO DO.

“Anyone who knows the right thing to do, but does not do it, is sinning.”  James 4:17 (NCV)

 

Don’t boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.”  Proverbs 27:1 (NIV)

 

“When you make a promise to God, don’t delay in following through, for God takes no pleasure in fools.” 

Ecclesiastes 5:4 (NLT)

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