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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

I don’t enjoy making decisions. Sometimes I can’t even decide which brand of yogurt I want to buy for the week. Decisions like that aren’t critical, but they’re still not easy for me. Some decisions are major. Do I take this job? Do I marry this person? Do I buy this house, or that one? How do I know God’s will for me? When I have to make a major decision, I like to use

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Making Decisions in “Gray” Areas

We make “black and white” decisions daily. Some decisions are clearly spelled out for us in Scripture – instructing us what we should do (pray, walk in the Spirit, give thanks, edify and love one another) and what we should not do ( immorality, lying, stealing, adultery, idolatry, etc.). “Gray areas” are those areas about which Scripture is silent and does not give specific instructions. So, how do you decide what to do then? Use these

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The Process of Determining God’s Will

So how do you determine God’s will? Once you’ve prepared your heart and you’re walking in the power of the Holy Spirit, what is the process of discerning God’s will and making a wise decision? Here are some resources to help you walk through the process: 1. Prayer – Luke 6:12-13 – Jesus spent the entire night in prayer to choose the disciples. 2. Word of God – Psalm 119:105 – “Thy Word is a lamp to

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Prerequisites for Knowing God’s Will

Are you seeking God’s will in an area of your life? There are two prerequisites that are vital to discerning God’s will and making wise decisions: 1. A clean heart. Are you walking with God, or are you walking in sin? Are you disobeying what God has already clearly shown you to be His will through Scripture? If you’ve been disobedient to His already revealed will, then why would He want to show you more? Confess your

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Making Wise Decisions

 We have to make decisions every day, starting when the alarm clock goes off. Some decisions are minor – what am I going to have for breakfast this morning? What am I going to wear? Am I going to take the freeway or another route into work ? Those are minor decisions that aren’t going to impact my life in a major way, unless of course, there is a wreck on one of those highways! But we

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When to Say “Yes” to a New Opportunity

When you are presented with a new opportunity to serve in some capacity, do you struggle with deciding what to do? How do you know when to say “yes” and when to say “no”? Elaine Brown, in an article published in Discipleship Journal, gives seven questions to consider before saying “yes” to a new opportunity: 1. Will my spouse and children be adversely affected if I say “yes” to this? 2. Is this new opportunity

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The Second Level of Discipleship

The Second Level of Discipleship

 Yesterday we looked at the first level of discipleship – a new believer or someone who has not been grounded in her faith. The goal of this first level is to ground her and give her a foundation for her faith. The second level of discipleship is a maturing believer who wants to grow deeper in his/her walk with Christ.  They know the basics, they are grounded, and they want to grow deeper. The goal:

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