God’s Thoughts

Do you want to know what the right thing is for you to do? Are you uncertain about the next step to take? How can you know what is right for you? Will you seek guidance from the One who will provide you with the answers?

We make a lot of decisions throughout our lives. In fact, we make several decisions each day. Some decisions are more important than others. Some decisions have a bigger impact on our lives. Those big decisions are the ones we fret over.

There are decisions that have a lifelong effect on our lives. It is those decisions for which we need to reach out to God for guidance. The means of seeking His guidance is prayer. We have heard this before. In fact, we may have prayed for guidance on multiple occasions and not received the guidance we were seeking. Why does this happen?

When we seek God’s guidance, we must be honestly seeking it. We may think we are, but still be holding on to our preferences. We may ask for God’s guidance but be unwilling to accept an answer that doesn’t fit our desires. If we are in that situation, we won’t receive the answer we need. Not because God isn’t willing to answer, but because we are unwilling to listen.

Being in tune with God’s Spirit is the secret to hearing His guidance. Our spirit knows our inner thoughts. God’s Spirit knows His thoughts. To know God’s thoughts, to hear His guidance, we must submit our spirit to God’s Spirit. This will allow us to hear Him provide us with the guidance we seek for those life-changing decisions. How will we know we are following His guidance? We will be at peace and have a calmness about us that only comes from Him.

I pray we all choose to hear God’s guidance. I pray we submit our spirit to God’s Spirit. I pray each one of us are willing to forgo our desires to follow God’s guidance for our lives. Seek God’s guidance for your life. Be willing to hear Him. Be in tune with God’s Spirit. Submit your spirit to God’s Spirit. Get to know God’s thoughts.

1 Corinthians 2:10b-11 The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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