How Do I Know God's Will For Me?...3 Biblical Truths For Direction

How Do I Know God's Will For Me?...3 Biblical Truths For Direction

Knowing God's will. I have wrestled with that monster more times in my life than I care to admit. The fingers of doubt and uncertainty tap on my shoulder to distract me whenever God wants to take me to the next level of knowing Him. How do I differentiate between not being in His will or if this is open warfare keeping me from pursuing God's will?  Here are 3 Biblical truths to keep in mind when uncertainty brings waves of self doubt and fear.

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The Journey Of A Praying Parent...From Wandering to Worshiping

The Journey Of A Praying Parent...From Wandering to Worshiping

Sometimes I felt as though God was just a kind hearted old fellow who could grant me my wants and desires. If I had been good enough, He would answer with blessings and when I was bad, well, I got a lump of coal in my spiritual stocking. He was a God who was kind and loving and yet so distant and harsh. My prayer routine was nothing more than simply giving Him my own list of things I needed and granting Him permission to do something about it. Like a spoiled child waiting for Christmas to come, I would demand God answer my way or I would pout.  My prayers were shallow at best, but in hindsight God even worked with those small prayers. I found I could trust Him not only with my needs and leave the outcome to Him, but I could trust Him with the soul of our newborn and the babies that were yet to come. The journey of a praying parent…

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God's View From My Garden

God's View From My Garden

Yes, it was just an ordinary, simple farm garden, but it was there I learned God loves just the ordinary, authentic me. I have a heart that is just like my garden. A little bit fancy on the outside and a whole lot of weeds on the inside. It is pleasantly productive and particularly pitiful all at the same time. That is just how my life is sometimes. I live in the flesh, and it is a mess, yet God still chooses to use me and produce fruit from which others benefit. I am thankful He faithfully deals with the sinful weeds choking the life out of me by pulling them out by the root  and not just mowing them off the surface.

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