The “buoys” of God’s will

Day 41

I admit up front that the buoys identified at the bottom, this is taken from a sermon by Lon Solomon, Senior Pastor at Mclean Bible Church…who is an excellent teacher! I think those guides are a great way to determine if you are on the track that God wants you to be on.  We are always given advice (but we really need counsel…big difference), whether we want it or not…but the key is to determine if it is good counsel or not.

In proverbs, it is stated this way.  I changed the order somewhat of the verses…but that is because I think that it is a better way of looking at how we see things…and how God moves us in a direction.

Proverbs 16:2 – There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

Proverbs 16:9 – A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.

Proverbs 16:7 – When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

So if we are actively seeking God’s face and His direction in everything that we do…that is kind of how the process works.  But if you are still wavering back and forth and your indecision is paralyzing….try this.

When you are on the water…there are buoys to guide your course.  Or if you are in an airplane (my preferred mode of transportation)…your approach lights will line you up…and will let you know you are on the right course to get to where you want to be…or in this case…where God wants you to be.

So, from Pastor Lon Solomon…here are the buoys…or the approach lights to see if you are on course.

1. Does it line up with the written word of God? God never leads us to do anything against what it says in the Bible. Psalm 119:105 Psalm 119:130

2. What is the advice of godly people? A godly person has a strong personal relationship with God.  He knows God’s word well, and he loves you enough to be truthful with you. Proverbs 20:18 and 11:14

3. Look at the circumstances that God sends into our life. Things happen for a reason. It may seem that something just happens by chance, but God is in control. Proverbs 16:33 and 16:9

4. Use your sanctified common sense. If we “soak” our minds in God’s word daily we will be able to discern the will of God from the wordly point of view. Romans 12:2,  Psalm 103:7

5. We have guidance directly of the Holy Spirit. Some people describe this as having a sense of peace. Isaiah 30:21

So be really encouraged…it isn’t that hard to check your course and stay on it!  AND…like proverbs says…if a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies be at peace with him….now that just “sounds” good!  And it is!!!

If all of things line up…you go!  And God will make sure that it works for His glory!

Grace and Peace, Dan

About Dan

My name is Dan. I grew up on the lovely Eastern Shore of Maryland...go Colonels! God really got a hold of me a few years back and asked me when I was going to "get in the game" and start living my life for Him. I have been burdened with the fact that many...many men in our world are wasting their lives while God wants them in the game. This is one of the ways that I am giving them that challenge...our nation, and our world depends on it. So thanks for your support...and your prayers. Dan
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One Response to The “buoys” of God’s will

  1. Paul Sarigianis says:

    Dan – great message – thank you for reminding us that we don’t have to go through life wondering if there is any divine, providential meaning to our day-to-day lives. I went to high school with Pastor Solomon’s son and was introduced to an amazing man of strength and faith as a young man. And I’m thankful God has blessed his ministry in this area – we need it. Take care.
    Paul

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