Question and Answer Section

Why is it important for me to learn to be led by the Spirit of God and know His will?

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 this world.


Q. Why 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. 1 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 God."


Q. How 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 Hebrews 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 and evil."


Q. How 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.


Q. Why 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. 1 Corinthians 2:16, "For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ."


Q. What 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)


Q. How does my devotional life correlate with the different decisions that I make in life?

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 Psalms 1:2, "But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night."


Q. Is 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 God’s guidance before we embark on more important matters. Matthew 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."


Q. Why 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."