God is in the DETAILS

Listen to the full message 3-19-17

John 14:11-12

Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

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.

Our focus for 2017 : The Year of Breakthrough

Releasing the power of God  through your life

We’re building on-

Releasing the Miraculous in 2017

Remenber.. “It’s All Spiritual”

I said
To be blessed and Effective for God in 2017
Remember….

        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   

                      

Our goal is   to move from

“Can you hear me now?”

to

“You CAN hear me  Now”

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
Word says
John 10: 27-28

(Jesus said)  My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can take them away from me.

Jesus said “My sheep know Me”

He was saying

  • “They know Who I am”
  • “They know My ways”
  • “They know My character”

We looked at

WAYS GOD SPEAKS

We looked at

PREREQUISITES T HEARIN GOD

I said

“In order to see BREAKTHROUGH in 2017 we need to make CORRECT DECISIONS”

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

  

Last time we looked at

General tests for determining God’s will

  • Will Not Contradict His Word
  • Will Not Contradict God’s Character
  • Will Bring Rejoicing and Uplifting
  • Never Confusing
  • Never Demand Sudden Action
  • Confirmed by Leadership
  • Holy Spirit Will Confirm (inner witness)

Next

How To Know God’s Will  In The Specific Decisions In Your Life

 

Insight

The Lord is as concerned  with the process  as much as the results.

Christianity is not just a destination .. It’s the way of getting there.

Let’s look at

How to know God’s will in the specific decisions in your life “The Process”

  

  • Submit the process to the Lord

Phil 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

  • We don’t make decisions- God does
  • Anxiousness brings confusion
  • Confusion drowns out God’s voice
  • Apply the General tests throughout the process

Will Not Contradict His Word

Will Not Contradict God’s Character

Will Bring Rejoicing and Uplifting

Never Confusing

Never Demand Sudden Action

Confirmed by Leadership

Holy Spirit Will Confirm (inner witness)

  • Consider the options

What are the possibilities

Choices available

What’s being offered

What is developing

What are the details

  • Go on a “fact finding tour”

Gather information about each option

Gather information about the choices

Investigate the details

  • Keep sensitive on the tour

Ps 37:23

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,

And He delights directing  his way.

What’s the Holy Spirit revealing

As we gather information the Holy Spirit will reveal direction

Things will begin to affirm or check in our spirit

  • Present your findings to the Lord

Gather all the information and place it before the Lord

Greater clarity will come during this time

Obvious details will be revealed

If unusual – the Holy Spirit will begin to stir faith

  • Seek input from leadership (Godly counsel)

Shepherds lead

They test

Will  bring confirmation or check

Ps 1:1 Blessed is the man  who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked

1 Thess 5:12 Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you

Heb 13:17 Follow your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account.

Heb 13:7  Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith

  • Wait for God’s peace

Phil 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Col 3:15

Let the peace of Christ rule in your heart

Luke 1:79

God guides by way of peace

  • Respond to the Lord’s lead with assurance

+ & –

Rev 3:8 – God opens a door that no man can close and closes a door that no man can open

  • If it is your choice- Rejoice
  • If it turns out not to be yours… Rejoice ..
  • God has something better.
  • He will reveal

2 Tim 1:7

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity , but a spirit of power, of love and of sound mind.

Remember-

  • 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”

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