is it important for me to learn to be led by the Spirit of God and know His
A. Jesus said, "My sheep
hear my voice." It is so important, especially in this day in
which we live, to hear and know the will of God as there are so many voices
calling out to us, go here, buy that, join us. If we do not
seek God's leading, we will find ourselves swept away and manipulated by the
cunning craftiness of evil men whereby they lay and wait to deceive (Ephesians
4:14). In turn, our identities will be lost as we will conform to
does it seem so hard to learn the will of God?
A. Because we have been made to
think that God is far away and that his ways are past finding out. This has
caused doubt and unbelief in the heart of man concerning God and His
relationship with man. Therefore, it is important to cleanse these doubts by
accepting the fact that God desires to reveal His will to us.
Corinthians 2:9-10, "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear
heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath
prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his
Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of
can we learn to be led by the Spirit of God?
A. First of all, we must learn to
trust God. There must be a willingness to commend the direction of our lives
into His hands, believing that He will do that which is best for us.
Secondly, be willing to put into practice the principles outlined in the
word of God for being led by God. In other words, experiential knowledge is
the only way to perfect a true walk in the spirit. Romans 5:4,
"And patience, experience; and experience, hope," and
5:14, "But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even
those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good
do we learn to be obedient to God when he is directing us?
A. Again, one of the main
ingredients is experience, but if you wish to avoid many of the negative
experiences that can occur through going our own way, you might want to
consider this Psalm, "Thy word have I hid in my heart that I
might not sin against Thee," Psalm 119:11. Learn
to hide that part of God's word in you that applies to daily living first.
This is why Jesus said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his
righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you" Matthew
6:33. Learn to put first things first and you will be successful.
is it so hard to hear the voice of God?
A. Because many times we are tuned
out of the frequency of God's spirit, much the same as a radio could be
tuned out of a particular frequency giving way to static and interference.
It is important to learn to be tuned in or tuned up in our inward man
through prayer and devotional time.
Corinthians 2:16, "For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may
instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ."
are the basic things I should remember when learning to hear from God?
A. Learn to be patient, keeping in
mind that you are like someone who is trying to learn a new language and at
first will not understand. But even as one who is learning an earthly
language becomes fluent with practice and study, so also will you and your
communication with God and your experience with Him as His child. You may
want to consider a baby who is just a few months old and is learning to
communicate. (James 1:4)
does my devotional life correlate with the different decisions that I make
A. The answer is obvious. It has a
direct correlation upon the clarity of your reception of insight and wisdom
concerning the matters of life. The more complex the situation is, the more
clarity and wisdom one will need. Therefore, daily devotional time through
study and prayer will increase one's wisdom and awareness. Joshua 1:8,
"This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt
meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to
all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous,
and then thou shalt have good success," and
1:2, "But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he
meditate day and night."
there a possibility that I may be misled by Satan?
A. Sometimes it is not possible to sight
the bullseye of a target until one has missed the target. If you
shoot to the right, the next time you know that you must move to the left.
This is why it is important to try to sharpen your senses for spiritual
guidance on smaller decisions of life such as small purchases, the giving of
gifts. This will allow us an opportunity to renew our mind to Gods
guidance before we embark on more important matters.
25:21, "His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful
servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler
over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord."
should we be willing to let God take control of our lives?
A. Because God sees the beginning
and end to all things. This is why in various wars in modern history, aerial
reconnaissance flights were being made to gather information so as to see
where the enemy was at and where he was going. It is always better to have
an aerial view to see the beginning and the end and God, spiritually, has
this power and can help us to see days and years ahead of time. If you
happened to be at a railroad crossing while a train was passing by, your
description of its direction at close range would be "it's going to the
right," or "it's going to the left," but from an
aerial point of view, you could see where the train began and where it is
going to end up by the direction of the tracks. If you are at ground level,
you can tune into someone who is in an airplane or helicopter and know where
it is going.
God has this aerial view of all
things and if you tune into Him, you will see through His eyes. Revelation
1:8, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending,
saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty."