Thoughts on God’s Guidance

Thoughts on God’s Guidance

Thoughts on God's Guidance

Are you looking for God’s guidance? Me too. Discerning God’s directions is complicated. Waiting on God’s timing is hard. But we are not alone, the Holy Spirit is ready to help us and guide us. We will make it. It’s always to early to quit.

I’ve collected wonderful things for you on God’s guidance. May these quotes, verses and blog posts help you on your faith journey!

Five quotes on God’s guidance. Which one is your favorite?

Does it make sense to pray for guidance about the future if we are not obeying in the thing that lies before us today? How many momentous events in Scripture depended on one person’s seemingly small act of obedience! Rest assured: Do what God tells you to do now, and, depend upon it, you will be shown what to do next.~ Elisabeth Elliot

If we had strength and faith enough to trust ourselves entirely to God, and follow Him simply wherever He should lead us, we should have no need of any great effort of mind to reach perfection. But as we are so weak in faith, as to require to know all the way without trusting in God, our road is lengthened and our spiritual affairs get behind. Abandon yourself as absolutely as possible to God, and continue to do so to your latest breath, and He will never desert you.~ Francois Fenelon

Your call will become clear as your mind is transformed by the reading of Scripture and the internal work of God’s Spirit. The Lord never hides His will from us. In time, as you obey the call first to follow, your destiny will unfold before you. The difficulty will lie in keeping other concerns from diverting your attention.~ Charles Swindoll

If your every human plan and calculation has miscarried, if, one by one, human props have been knocked out, and doors have shut in your face, take heart. God is trying to get a message through to you, and the message is: “Stop depending on inadequate human resources. Let me handle the matter.”~ Catherine Marshall

Hearing God is not all that difficult. If we know the Lord, we have already heard His voice – after all it was the inner leading that brought us to Him in the first place. But we can hear His voice and still miss His best if we don’t keep on listening. After the what of guidance comes the when and how.~ Loren Cunningham

Five Bible verses on God’s guidance. Which one is your favorite?

The Lord has looked down from heaven upon the children of men
To see if there are any who understand (act wisely),
Who [truly] seek after God, [longing for His wisdom and guidance].
(Psalm 13:2, AMP,*)

He leads the humble in what is right,
    and teaches the humble his way.
(Psalm 25:9, NRSV)

Commit your works to theLord [submit and trust them to Him],
And your plans will succeed [if you respond to His will and guidance].
(Proverbs 16:2, AMP,*)

But I say, walk habitually in the [Holy] Spirit [seek Him and be responsive to His guidance], and then you will certainly not carry out the desire of the sinful nature [which responds impulsively without regard for God and His precepts]. (Gal. 5:16, AMP,*)

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. “Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind].” (Ecclesiastes 1:2, AMP,*)

Five blog posts on God’s guidance. Which one is your favorite?

Life is full of times when we don’t know what to do. It’d be helpful to have a plan for those moments, don’t you think? Let’s see if we can figure out how to proceed when you’re clueless. [What to do when you don’t know what to do.]

We are to seek first God and not his guidance. When we seek God, our focus in on him. When we seek his guidance, our focus too often is on ourselves. See the difference? [How to seek guidance.]

Don’t you ever wish you’d receive every morning a fax from heaven telling you what you need to accomplish that particular day? That thought is a bit tempting when life is chaotic. But if we think of it a bit further we realize that would be terribly boring. Even if we feel that life is out of control, we can rest assured on these facts…[Discerning Divine Direction]

Sometimes our path of life seems so desert-like. Stone after stone after stone. We might feel that God has abandoned us in the middle of nowhere. We would like that our pathway of life would be something else than it is. Or at least we would like to see where we are going. [Spiritual Stone Pathway]

Impatience seems to be the beginning of anxiety, right? Waiting for God’s guidance and timing is not easy, especially when we have all kinds of wild thoughts racing through our mind. What are the next steps God wants me to take? Should I wait or proceed? How can I be sure I am not missing God’s guidance? [Waiting for God’s guidance and timing]

Let us pray:

Gracious God,
Thank you for having all the answers.
Thank you for having a plan for me.
I surrender my will, my plan and my way to you.
I want to be one with you.
Be my way, Lord.
Thy will be done in and through my life.
In Jesus’ name,

Q4U: Which ones of these five quotes/verses/blog posts on God’s guidance were your favorites?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you follow Christ wherever he leads you!

* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].

Image courtesy of Nancy Andrea D, design by Mari-Anna Stålnacke. Linking up today with Dance with Jesus, Faith-filled Fridays, Five Minute Friday.

10 thoughts on “Thoughts on God’s Guidance

  1. The quotes are all wonderful, but I confess to a total bias for Elisabeth Elliot’s form of wisdom — she cuts right to the chase. In fact, I think I’ve heard her go on to say something along the lines of “don’t bother to pray for guidance if you’re not willing to do the thing that God is giving you to do today.”

    We need this kind of tough love from more authors and speakers!

  2. LOVE THIS: Do what God tells you to do now, and, depend upon it, you will be shown what to do next.~ Elisabeth Elliot
    So nice to meet you, Mari-Anna.
    Shauna Blaak (your neighbour in FMF#21)

  3. This followed my work this morning so well. Thank you for this.
    I must ponder more before I pick a favorite or two. 🙂
    Your neighbor on FMF #20

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