PART 5. HELP – FOLLOWING GOD’S GUIDANCE
“I will ask the Father to send you the Holy Spirit who will help you and always be with you.” John 14:16 (CEV)
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)
Where can I find help for daily living?
Guidance comes from _____________.
“I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8 (NLT)
Guidance comes from God’s _______________.
“Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105 (NLT)
“All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. It is God’s way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NLT)
Guidance comes from God’s ___________________.
“When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth.” John 16:13 (NLT)
Guidance comes from godly _____________________.
“For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure.” Proverbs 11:14 (NIV)
“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” Proverbs 15:22 (NIV)
What do I need to know when trying to follow God’s guidance?
God cares about the _____________________ of my life.
Don’t worry and ask yourselves, “Will we have anything to eat? Will we have anything to drink? Will we have any clothes to wear?” Only people who don’t know God are always worrying about such things. Your Father in heaven knows that you need all of these. Matthew 6:31-32 (CEV)
God wants me to be ____________________.
“If you want to know what God wants you to do, ask Him, and He will gladly tell you.” James 1:5a (LB)
God wants to _____________________.
“(God) is always ready to give a bountiful supply of wisdom to all who ask Him; He will not resent it. But when you ask Him, be sure that you really expect Him to tell you….” James 1:5b-6 (LB)
What do I need to do to follow God’s guidance?
I will climb my watchtower and wait to see what the Lord will tell me to say and what answer He will give to my complaint. The Lord gave me this answer: “Write down clearly on tablets what I reveal to you, so that it can be read at a glance.” Habakkuk 2:1-2 (TEV)
I will climb my watchtower….
“Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” Luke 5:16 (NIV)
“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
“I wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him.” Psalm 62:5 (NLT)
I will…wait to see…
Jesus said, “Watch and pray…” Matthew 26:41 (NIV)
“I pray…that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you….” Ephesians 1:18 (NIV)
Write down clearly…
The word “write” is used nearly __________ times in the Bible.
“Oh Lord, now I’ve heard Your report, and I worship You in awe…” Habakkuk 3:2 (LB)
“How can a (person) keep his way pure? By living according to Your word. I seek You with all my heart; do not let me stray from Your commands. I have hidden Your word in my heart that I might not sin against You.” Psalm 119:9-11 (NIV)