How Does God Give Direction in the Details of Life?

When we come to the New Testament searching for how God would have us make decisions, what categories do we find?  Rather than directions on how to discern the individual will of God we are given principles of decision making.  Rather than pointing us to hunches, inner voices and promptings, we are pointed to scriptural guidelines that enable us to make wise choices to the glory of God.  The New Testament paints a picture of a believer who knows and obeys Scripture, indwelt and empowered by the Holy Spirit, and who has been given a mind whereby he is able to think, reason, discern and choose.  He is an individual who is quite capable (due to regeneration, the Scriptures and the renewing of his mind) of making wise decisions which please God.  It is for these reasons that God does not call for Christians to make subjective choices based upon what they “feel” God might be telling them.  Rather we are to be students of the Word, knowing how God wants us to reason and choose based upon principles He has given us.  Continue Reading “How Does God Give Direction in the Details of Life?”