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Guidance #6—Generous Guidance

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask of God, who gives to everyone generously and without reproach; and it will be given to you. But you should ask in faith without doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. James 1:5–6 Even … Continue reading

Guidance #5—Sovereign Guidance

A person’s plans are heartfelt, but the Eternal directs his steps. … Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but the counsel of the Eternal is what will stand. Proverbs 16:9; 19:21 God encourages us to plan and prepare as a way to prosper. But how many times have we rejoiced that events did … Continue reading

Guidance #4—Guidance to Joy

You will make known to me the path of life. Satisfying joys are in your presence and the pleasures at your right hand are unending. Psalm 16:11 Because God is eternal the sources of joy he offers can be stable, secure and satisfying. Therefore we can be as confident as David that he will guide … Continue reading

Guidance #3— Guided Defense

They will lay their hands on you and will persecute you … This will lead to an opportunity for your testimony. So make up your minds not to prepare beforehand to defend yourselves; for I will give you utterance and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute. Luke 21:12–15 … Continue reading

Guidance #2—Guiding Presence

God said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.” Then Moses said to him, “If your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here.” Exodus 33:14–15 We need more than just the knowledge of our destination. Israel needed more than a road map to Canaan. … Continue reading

Guidance #1—Accessible Guidance

What to do next and where to go next, are often questions not easily answered. How best to reach a destination we already have in mind can also be perplexing. In these cases we need guidance, particularly if the deed or the destination affects or expresses our relationship with God. God’s words light the path … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes #8—Sovereign Praise

Nebuchadnezzar blessed the Most High: “He does according to his will in the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of earth; and no one can ward off his hand or say to him, ‘What have you done?’ … All that he does is right, his ways are just, and he is able to humble … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes #7—Determined Faith

Jesus was handed over by the determinate plan and forethought of God … and put to death. But God raised him up again … since it was impossible for him to be held in death’s grip. Acts 2:22–24 In the midst of busyness and betrayal, in the heart of chaos and corruption, during the darkest … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes #6—Godly DNA

Just as the body is a unit with many members … so too is Christ … God has placed each of us in the fellowship just as he desired … God has engineered the body so that by giving greater honor to the lesser member there will be no division in the body, but that … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes #5—Good Days

Consider the activity of God: For who can straighten what he has bent? In good times be good, but in bad times consider this: God has made one as well as the other, so that no one can discover what the future holds. Ecclesiastes 7:13–14 We know a ‘good’ pen when we write with one. … Continue reading