CG Meeting 23, June, 2011

A wonderful sermon preached last Thursday!

When I am facing difficult situation, I certainly want to know the will of God so I will know what to do. I need to know which direction I should take.

Eph 5:17

Wisdom = knowing God’s Will.

1.) General will of God: for everyone. I need to become more and more like Jesus day by day. It is clearly shown in the Bible.

2.) Specific will of God: divine guidance in specific situation. God whispers into my ears.
a. Knowledge of God’s will is possible. I shall not doubt or be double-minded. It is possible to hear from God. Col 1:9. What is that dilemma I am in? God wants to fill me with that knowledge.
b. Knowledge of God’s will is provisional or conditional. I need to really really want it. Some people may come to ask God but they have already made up their mind. I am open to God’s will. When I pray, I need to be ready if God speaks different thing.
c. Knowledge of God’s will is progressive. Ps 119:105. God shows me one step ahead, may not be three steps ahead. Most of the time, God may not show me full revelation. He wants me to fully depend on Him. Also, He understands I might be scared if He shows the full journey.
d. Knowledge of God’s will is personal. My revelation is different from others’ revelation. My path is different although the destination is the same as others. I need to seek out God’s will for me myself. I need to hear from God myself.

3.) Practical steps to hear from God:
a. Through prayer. In my quiet time, God speaks. Jer 33:3. I call to God, God will answer me. I shall not worry, I just need to walk His will. God directs me. I earnestly desire God’s word.
b. I need to have a renewed mind. Rm 12:2. I am not robot. God anoints my common sense and uses it to lead me.
c. Go through the word of God. I need to have intentional study on the word of God.
d. Through wise counsel. Listen to others. God speaks to me sometimes through others’ mouth. Acts 11:25. I need to surround myself with godly people. Pro 11:14. I open my heart to others so they can share with me.
e. Having peace in my heart. Col 3:15.There is peace from God although the path can be challenging.

 

After the meeting, we had fellowship over snacks my leader had brought from Japan Open-mouthed smile

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Posted June 28, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Cell Group, Sermon

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