God is in the DETAILS
Listen to the full message 3-19-17
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
(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”
To be blessed and Effective for God in 2017
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?”
“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
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
“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:
Key to knowing God’s Will is:
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)
How To Know God’s Will In The Specific Decisions In Your Life
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
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 Demand Sudden Action
Confirmed by Leadership
Holy Spirit Will Confirm (inner witness)
- Consider the options
What are the possibilities
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
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)
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
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.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your heart
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.
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”