Thursday, April 17, 2008

God is Not a Magic 8 Ball

Ricky Alcantar @ reviews some thoughts on decision making and discerning God's will. He covers:

Love What God Loves
Psalm 37. Verse 23 said, "The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hands."

Do my desires in this decision line up with God's desires? Do I love what God loves?

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says, "You are not your own; for you were bought with a price."

(Jer 17:9).

Search Scripture

"The thing is, in Psalm 37 David paints a radically different picture of someone seeking God: "The law of God is in his heart; his steps do not slip" (31).

1. Things Scripture specifically commands us to do.
2. Things scripture specifically commands us not to do.

Trust God

"David says in Psalm 37, "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him" (vs 7). This is not a passive waiting. It's active. Derek Kidner's excellent commentary on the Psalms points out that David actively redirects his emotions ("delight yourself in the Lord," vs 4), actively entrusts his life ("commit your way," vs 5) and reputation ("He will bring forth your righteousness," vs 6) to God".

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