A FAITH THAT MAKES TOUGH CHOICES EASIER

 

September 27, 2020

Bill Stevenson

 

A Faith That Works When Life Doesn’t - Part 2

 

 

 

HOW DOES TRUSTING GOD MAKE TOUGH CHOICES EASIER?   James 1:5-8

 

  1. WHEN I TRUST GOD, _______________________________!

 “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”  James 1:5 (NIV)

 

“Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly.”  Proverbs 3:18 (NLT)

 

“Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do!”

Proverbs 4:7 (NLT)

 

“Wisdom is sweet to your soul. If you find it, you will have a

bright future, and your hopes will not be cut short.

Proverbs 24:14 (NLT))

 

HOW DO I GET THE WISDOM I NEED?

 

A. _____________________________________ IN MY LIFE!

      “Reverence for the LORD is the foundation of true wisdom. The REWARDS OF WISDOM come to all who obey him. Praise his name forever!” Psalm 111:10 (NLT)

 

        “Showing respect to the Lord will make you wise, and being humble will bring honor to you.” Proverbs 15:33 (CEV)

 

B. _____________________________________ IN MY LIFE!

      Jesus: “Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”  John 13:17 (NLT)

           

“God’s way is perfect.  All the Lord’s promises prove true.

2 Samuel 22:31 (NLT)

 

“Whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.” James 1:25 (NIV)

                 

C.   __________________________________ INTO MY LIFE!

“Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.”  Proverbs 13:20 (NLT)

 

    

  1. WHEN I TRUST GOD, ____________________ FROM Second GUESsING!

      “Anyone with God’s wisdom will know what makes good sense, but fools can never make up their minds.”

        Proverbs 17:24 (CEV)

 

        “When you ask God for wisdom, you must believe and expect God to answer because anyone who starts doubting is like a wave in the sea that is blown and tossed around by the ever-changing winds. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double minded and unstable in all they do.”  James 1:6-8 (NIV)

    

  1.  WHEN I TRUST GOD, HE ACTS ON ___________________!

     Jesus said, “According to your faith it will be done to you!” Matthew 9:29 (NIV)

 

4.     WHEN I TRUST GOD, HE useS EVEN my ____________! And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28 (NLT)

 

 

 

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