Approaching God for Direction
In week 2 of our discovering God’s will study, we are going to talk about approaching God for direction. As part of God’s care for us, He directs our lives. Psalm 37:23 tells us “The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” When it comes to seeking God’s direction, we often divide our lives into the bigs and the smalls = big items (career, choice of spouse, house purchase, etc) seem like we need God’s direction. But the smaller decisions (what we wear, when to schedule appointments, what to order off the menu) seem like our decisions to make. One assurance we get from Scripture is that there is no category of life that is off limits for seeking God’s direction. BUT at some point we have to wrestle with the responsibility of what it looks like to live wisely by maturing in faith and making some directional decisions. I’ve found that sometimes we are “waiting on God” to make some of our directional decisions for us, when maybe God is “waiting on us” to pick a direction wisely. We are going to process this tension along with learning how “asking for wisdom” (James 5) and walking in God’s will require some next level maturity, trust, and relationship with God.