Discovering God’s Will for Your Life

Part 5 – Questions to Ask When Discovering God’s Will

1 John 2:17  “The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”

 

The more I get to know the sovereign will of God and the moral will of God, the better I will discern the personal will of God.

 

Questions to ask yourself when you are discovering God’s will:

1. Am I being transformed by God?

Romans 12:2  “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

 

2. What does the Bible say?

Luke 21:33  “Heaven and earth will pass away but My words will never pass away.”

 

3. What would Jesus do?

James 3:14-17  “But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such ‘wisdom’ does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”

 

4. Have I sought godly counsel?

Proverbs 11:14  “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure.”

 

5. Do I sense God’s peace?

1 Corinthians 14:33 (KJV) “For God is not the author of confusion but of peace…”

Still small voice

 

6. Is it my will or God’s will?

Matthew 26:39  “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

 

7. Am I waiting on the Lord?

Isaiah 40:31 NKJV

“But those who wait on the Lord

Shall renew their strength;

They shall mount up with wings like eagles,

They shall run and not be weary,

They shall walk and not faint.”

I want what God wants – period.

Luke 9:23  Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.


FUSION GROUP QUESTIONS:

  1. What did the Holy Spirit speak to me through this sermon?
  2. How do I need to respond in obedience?
  3. Which of the above questions do you think are most often skipped with trying to discern God’s will?
  4. What were some of my big “takeaways” from this series?
  5. How do I think differently about Discovering God’s Will then I did before this series?

 

(Some of the material was inspired from a talk by Pastor Chris Hodges.)