God has prepared works for us, but does that mean He has our whole lives mapped out? Where do free will and wisdom come in? And if God has a plan for us, how will He let us know what it is?
Day One: Spiritual Calling
People want to know how they can find what their spiritual calling is, i.e. what God is calling them to do with their lives. They want to know the one, grand purpose God has for them, the one dominant spiritual gift that will reach hundreds or thousands or millions...
For more, see: "Ten Questions to Help You Identify Your Calling/Vocation"
Day Two: Solid Decision-Making Skills
Solid decision-making begins by discerning the will of God. God delights in revealing His will to those who are eager to follow His precepts. Our attitude towards decision-making should be that of Jesus Himself who affirmed, "Not My will, but Yours be done"...
For more, see: "What does the Bible say about decision-making?"
Day Three: God's Plan
Most Christians truly desire to understand God's plan for their lives. Yet there are many questions: how do I discover God's plan? How can I be sure? Fortunately, the Bible provides many important principles regarding the will of God...
For more, see: "God as coach"
Day Four: God's Timing
The first thing we need to understand about God's timing is that it is perfect, just as all of God's ways are perfect (Psalm 18:30; Galatians 4:4). God's timing is never early, and it's never been late. In fact, from before our birth until the moment we take our last earthly breath, our sovereign God is accomplishing His divine purposes in our lifetimes...
For more, see: "Waiting on the Spiderweb"
Day Five: Waiting on God
Waiting on God is not only difficult; sometimes it seems impossible. We want things to happen in our own timing, according to our plans. But God doesn't operate on our schedules, and expecting that He will is when disappointments come...
For more, see: "Chapter 1 of a Book I really Hope He's Going to Finish"
Day Six: What God Wants
The people in the prophet Micah's day complained that God was never satisfied. They snidely asked, "Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of olive oil?" (Micah 6:7). It was their way of asking, "What does God want from us, anyway?"...
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