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Let's consider today how we can learn to follow God's direction for our lives. How does God leads us? How can we know the direction that he has for us?
Discerning God's will begins with the vital relationship between us and God. The more I'm treating my daily life as a constant dialogue between God and me, the more I will be able to follow His will.
Prayer - God - Power - Fundamentals - Knowledge
There's a simple prayer I learned and I pray it often: "God grant me knowledge of your will for me, and the power to carry it out." Two fundamentals, knowledge and power. Knowledge, to know it, and power to do it.
It would be nice if God would just come out and say what's next. But it doesn't work like that. One of the hardest things is waiting, not knowing what's next. And I insist to God, that he tell me what's coming. But he won't say. I try to figure it out, I spend hours in prayer, reading scripture, pondering the events in my life trying to line then up in some coherent fashion, but everything is silent.
Dreams - Visions - Insights - Signs - Child
And once I'm done strenuously wrestling, begging for dreams and visions, and insights and signs, emotionally exhausted, disturbed, I finally surrender, and come like a little child, lost, upset, confused, and simply nestle into the arms of the Father and say: "I don't know what's happening Father, but I trust you completely, and rest in you, in the not knowing."
I'll often go out at night and walk around the city. And I'll see the lights. They shine in the darkness. I'll walk out in the sticks, see the street lamps, leading me down the road. It's like the Holy Spirit, symbolically leading me through life. God is speaking always; we just have to attune ourselves to watch for...
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