We are blessed to be living in the New Testament time where we are born again, we can pray to the Heavenly Father in Jesus’ name, we have the Spirit of God living inside of us, we have the Word of God to lead and guide us.
Proverbs 16:3 ,9 (NKJV) Commit your works to the Lord,
And your thoughts will be established….. A man’s heart plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps.
Commit your plan and strategy to God. Ask God whether it is His will for your life.
You can take time to pray the same prayer for a few days or even up to a month for a major decision. Pray and ask God to speak to you primarily through His Word.
John 10:27-28 (NKJV) My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Ask God for a book, chapter and verse regarding the decision/plan. These words will be very helpful for you in times of challenges after making the decision to proceed and help you to anchor your faith in His Rhema Word.
Be sensitive to the leading and witness of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 8:14-16 (NKJV) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
There will be a witness in our spirit whether it is a warning which comes in the form of uneasiness or there is no peace in the decision; or there is a peace in your heart regarding the decision over and above the word of assurance from the Scripture given by the Lord to proceed.
Seek godly counsel and share with them where you think God is leading you.
Proverbs 15:22 (NKJV) Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established.
Take a step of faith if God has spoken to go ahead with the plan. Be humble and have the courage to accept NO for an answer.
We will have to submit to God when the answer to the prayer of consecration is not what He has in mind for us. It is a form of protection. It is dying to our flesh to not do what we want or like, but what His plan is for us.
Sermon Series: Experiencing God – Is Our Faith In God Still Relevant Today (20200315)
箴言 16:3，9 你所作的，要交托耶和华，你所谋的，就必成立。。。。人心筹算自己的道路，惟耶和华指引他的脚步。
约翰福音 10:27-28 我的羊听我的声音，我也认识他们，他们也跟着我。 我又赐给他们永生，他们永不灭亡；谁也不能从我手里把他们夺去。
提摩太后书 3:16-17 圣经都是神所默示的〔或作“凡神所默示的圣经”〕，于教训、督责、使人归正、教导人学义，都是有益的，叫属神的人得以完全，预备行各样的善事。
祈求神于这个决定或计划赐给你某卷书，某章和某节经文。在你决定执行这计划以后若遇到挑战， 这些话语将对你非常有帮助，并有助于你把信心锚定在神的 Rhema “口授的” 话语上。
罗马书 8:14-16 因为凡被神的灵引导的，都是神的儿子。你们所受的不是奴仆的心，仍旧害怕；所受的乃是儿子的心，因此我们呼叫：“阿爸，父。” 圣灵与我们的心同证我们是神的儿女；
箴言 15:22 不先商议，所谋无效；谋士众多，所谋乃成。
讲章系列：经历神 – 我们对神的信心在今日是否仍然有意义