Knowing How God Leads Us: Part 1

by Chris Morgan

In life, we all face times when we need God’s guidance or direction in our lives. None of us want to make the wrong choice or decisions in life. The good news is we don’t have to! God wants us to know His will for our lives and He does not leave us without a clear understanding of how. In part 1 of this blog, I want to begin to share how we can all know the ways God tells us He leads His people. Chances are you’ve either thought or asked the question, “How do I know I’m hearing from God?” Well, that is the same question we all have until we learn how. As God’s children, we need to understand the significance of both God’s Word and His Holy Spirit, and how the two work together for us to hear from God. So, in Part 1 we will look at how God uses His Word to lead and speak to us.   First, we must understand the Bible is God talking to us. That means we can know the will of God for our lives and the direction we should go by knowing the Word of God. This is why the Bible is so important to us in hearing from God. Another way to say it is, the Word of God should be God’s voice to us. God’s word should be the first place we look in order to hear from God. When we need direction in our lives, the first thing we should ask ourselves is, what does the Bible say, what does the Word of God say? Then never go against its counsel. So, there you have it, one way God leads us is by His Word. The following scriptures reveal how God designed to lead us in life by His Word.

  • Psalm 119:130 “The entrance of thy…”
  • Words give light; it gives understanding unto the simple.”
  • Psalm 119:133 (NKJV) “Direct my steps by your Word…”

When it comes to knowing how God leads us, we learn here that God instructs us first through His Word. That means if we follow His Word, we are following His will for our lives. Click here for more information on this topic.

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