Tag Archives: Will of God

Discontentment can sneak up on you

Diminished hope easily leads to a deflated spirit of resignation that gradually becomes justified pessimism or even dark cynicism. Here’s a timely call to extravagant gratitude. Continue reading

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Is God’s will specifically revealed?

No amount of prayer will give us the authority to drop the “if” from our plans. Christians should therefore not say, “we prayed fervently about this plan and we know God is going to accomplish it.” James would say, “Where is your ‘if’?” But what about circumstantial signs, opened doors, inner impressions, or feeling called by God? Continue reading

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Three steps to know God’s Will

How can believers discern God’s will on matters not specifically addressed in the Bible? These three guidelines will help Christians make wise decisions. Continue reading

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It doesn’t feel good to be a Christian

Zac Northen wrote a perceptive piece over at Relevant Magazine titled, Can Inner Peace be Misleading? His call is timely for many people: “We need to develop the wisdom for living a life that is comfortable with being uncomfortable, and … Continue reading

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12 callings for living out God’s will

I offer 12 challenges below — not as a formula for knowing God’s will — but more as a focus for being in the right place for His will to be done through you. Each point emphasizes being.   We need to … Continue reading

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Do inner promptings reveal God’s will?

Is it right to look to inner promptings as indicators of God’s leading? Does God give inner impressions to prompt us toward His will? Continue reading

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3 dimensions to God’s will

So much that happens on earth is not God’s will. But how can this be? God is sovereign over all things. How is it that His will is not being done? Continue reading

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