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Prerequisites to Action- “Before you step out… check this out”

Psalm 90: 14  & 17

Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all of our days.

May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us – yes, establish the work of our hands

John 10: 14; 27
Ps 23:1

(Jesus says) “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me– just as the Father knows me and I know the Father–and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep. They too will listen to my voice, My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Ps 37:23-24

The Lord directs the steps of those who seek Him.

He is involved in every detail of their lives.

Though at times they may miss His direction and stumble, they will never fall,

for the Lord holds them by His hand.

Our focus for 2017 :

Releasing the power of God  through your life

We’re building on

Releasing the Miraculous in 2017

Turn to someone and say “It’s all about the Spiritual”

TODAY (rebellion, riots, division  our nation)

I said
To be blessed and Effective for God

        God Honors/Blesses

                  His Will

That’s why we pray

“Thy kingdom come Thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven (where His will is)

God can only Bless what  He can Bless

We continue our series

    How to Hear God   &    Knowing God’s Will   


Hearing and Knowing God’s Will  is  Essential Each Day ( not just on Sunday)

  The enemy is at work to confound the process

That’s why DISCERNMENT AND HEARING GOD is  very important for the days ahead

We looked at-

Ways God Speaks

We looked at

Prerequisites to Hearing God

I said

In order to see BREAKTHROUGH in 2017 we need to


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

We must understand

The Key to  making correct decisions is knowing:

God’s Will

Key to knowing God’s Will  is:

 “Hearing God”

We began

How to know God’s Will in your life


we looked at

General Tests For Determining God’s Will

Last time

How To Know God’s Will In the “Specific Decisions” In Your Life



The Lord is as concerned with the process Christianity is not just a destination ..

It’s the way of getting there.

We looked at

How to know God’s will in the specific decisions in your life

“The Process”


Knowing God’s will in the specifics
“The Process”

  • Submit the process to the Lord
  • Apply the General tests throughout the process
  • Consider the options
  • Go on a “Fact finding tour”
  • Keep sensitive on the Tour
  • Present your findings to the Lord
  • Seek input from leadership
  • Wait for God’s peace
  • Respond to the Lord’s lead with assurance


Prerequisites to Action

Once you have determined God’s will

There are things  we should know BEFORE we start taking any actions

Practical questions we should ask before we step out.

These are the most prominent places where most Christians go astray

Prerequisites to Action

4-Questions to Ask


  • What ?- Movement

“Lord what would you have me do  ?”

“What is your will  ?”

Go through previous instructions on “Knowing God’s Will”

  • When?- Timing

“Lord when do you want me to do this ?”

Might be important  ? !!!

So many people miss it at this point.

Once they determine what God’s will is- they think they should start moving out.


  • When ? –Timing

It’s important to seek God’s timing after we know His will. (Ex. Abraham, Is.,Disciples)

We don’t want to get there before God gets there.

Often He may have us WAIT

Reasons why God has us WAIT

Waiting reveals…

Do we really want God’s will or just  a solution?

Waiting builds relationship

Remember the process is as important to God as the solution.

Will we be patient?

Often other details have to come together first.

God is arranging the circumstances and people to come into order


Understanding  God is preparing us so He can answer our prayers.

Moses, Joseph

God is equipping us for the next step.

It’s often grander than we think.

Will we rest in God or will we worry ?


God’s timing is perfect ?!!


  • Way ? –Method

Will we try to make something happen on our own ?

So often we try force things into place .

“we have to do something, we can’t just sit here”

Presumption is not faith- Peter on the water

Ps 37: 23 The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.

God’s ways are perfect.

He will reveal them

“when in doubt… don’t step out !”


  • Why ? – Motive

Sometimes His will or His way is not what we expect

Asking “why” is not doubting God.

It’s okay to ask..

“why is this important?”

“Can you share with me insights so that I may have greater understanding”

“are you trying to show me something in the process?”

These are very important questions that we often overlook.

God is not like our parents… “Why? Because I said so”

He often reveals His motivation to us.

Prerequisites to

What ?- Movement

When ? –Timing

Way ? – Method

Why ? – Motive

4 Simple questions easy to remember

They will make the whole process of Knowing God’s Will much easier

James 1:5  (NLV)

5 If you do not have wisdom, ask God for it. He is always ready to give it to you and will never say you are wrong for asking.


God wants to speak to us more than we want to hear

God wants to lead  us more than we want know.

When it comes to direction –

Our job is not to choose but to hear.

“Christians don’t need to make mistakes”