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Sunday, June 25, 2017

God’s Will: What About Me?

June 25

(Ephesians 5:15-16 NIV) "Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, {16} making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil."

(Proverbs 11:14 NIV) "For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure."

(Proverbs 12:15 NIV) "The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice."

(Proverbs 13:10 NIV) "Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice."

(Proverbs 15:22 NIV) "Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed."

It can sometimes be difficult to discern God’s individual will for our lives. Scripture and prayer, used in combination, can help us discern God’s will, but it’s hard to find specific verses that tell us what job to take, what person to marry, or what city to live in. Circumstances, such as our family situation, education, health, spiritual gifts, and prior commitments, should also be taken into consideration when seeking God’s individual will. Circumstances can include what are often called “open doors” and “closed doors”. Just be aware that the Enemy also knows how to open and close doors. Every “open door” does not necessarily come from the Lord, nor does all difficulty constitute a “closed door” from God. Whenever we are moving in God's direction there will likely be resistance. The wise Christian will exercise patience and seek godly counsel. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

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