Description : The book is about the importance of knowing Gods will for ones life, which is paramount in having a harmonious and fulfilling relationship with God. When theres uncertainty concerning the will of God in any aspect of ones existence, it results to confusion and anxiety. Too many Christians go through life and never realize Gods perfect will during their sojourn in time. In doing so, believers are robbed of the privilege of experiencing Gods best for their lives. It also deprives them of having an overcoming, fruitful, spirit-filled, joyful, and peaceful life. Not discerning Gods perfect will for your life will cause you to live far below your rights and privileges in Christ. The recognition of Gods purpose for your life will provide a sense of identity, belongingness, vocation, and guidance, which serves to connect you to a higher purposethe Kingdom of God. The truth is that not much attention is paid to this very critical area of Christianity today. However, it is the very heart of efficient and authentic Christian living. Without a clear understanding of Gods will in ones life, one may feel like or even become a square peg in a round hole, especially as it pertains to identifying the appropriate ministries and where to serve effectively in the body of Christ.
Description : A desire to know the will of God is, as it should be, the top priority of any serious Christian. But how are you to find out what God's will is? Who hasn't agonized, questioned, and then doubted and questioned again? But here is Danny Morris to the rescue with an eight-week workbook on knowing God's will. Each weeks' exercise begins with an account of a personal experience of the author from which he brings forth biblical, theological, and historical principles to help you in your search. As you respond, God's will is certain to become clearer. During the first five weeks, you will learn about the nature of spiritual discernment, discernment for the individual, spiritual intuition, ways in which God communicates with believers, and discernment as a spiritual gift. In the second part, the author shifts his focus to corporate discernment; that is, discernment within and for the church, the body of Christ. At issue here is consensus: how consensus is possible, why it is difficult, and how it works in church boards and committees. Danny Morris insists that consensus is not only biblical but practical, despite skepticism on the part of those whose experience would lead them to believe that disagreement is a way of life in church. Some maintain that consensus would never work in their congregation. But the author points the way to diminish and eventually eliminate such conflict. The third part of the workbook details a workable plan for church retreat, a time away from phones and schedules, where your group will learn how to make decisions by consensus, by group discernment of the will of God for the congregation. What better way to help move forward the work of God?
Description : At some point in their walk with the Lord, many believers ask, how can I know the will of God for my life, and how can I hear from Him? This book promises to answer those questions and help the reader understand that he or she can and should hear from God. The author provides tools for developing spiritual discernment and understanding God’s perspective. The vital role of the Holy Spirit in revealing and releasing God’s will is explained clearly. Readers will examine the fundamentals of faith, priorities in life, and the pitfalls and fallacies that come against one’s spiritual walk. Finally, readers will be able to examine their own destiny and unfold the purpose God has in store for them. Whether readers are beginning their spiritual journey or wanting to grow a deeper, more profound walk with God, the insights in this book will help them grasp the reality of God and encounter the One who loves them more than can possibly be imagined.
Description : All Christians yearn to live at the center of God's will. But how to discern his will is an art that eludes many of us. And the advice we get often conflicts. Some tell us to look for a divine "blueprint"-the one perfect plan for our lives that we need to find. We are encouraged to search the Scriptures and hunt for signs, trying to uncover the map of our lives that God has drawn. Others have rejected the blueprint school of guidance for the "wisdom school." With minds renewed by the teaching of Scripture, we are to develop the wisdom necessary to make wise choices. We are told not to expect that there is just one answer to God's will for every decision we face. Several may be possible. The difficulty with both approaches, writes Gordon Smith, is that they minimize the presence and voice of God in times of choice. Instead, he argues for a third way. He suggests that we develop discernment as a spiritual discipline. By stressing the personal aspects of growing in our relationship with God, we can understand his will, not just in times of crisis but throughout our daily lives. This book provides no magic formulas, no recipes for guaranteed success-just a lot of insight, gleaned from centuries of lived Christian experience, that will guide and encourage you in the art of discerning God's will.
Description : Every Christian who desires to become Spiritual must learn how to be led by the Holy Spirit. We must learn to surrender our plans to God to live for His will. But in order to live for His will first we must understand how to interpret His voice. When we can understand how God speaks to us we can discern not only His will but the appropriate path to take in this life. In this book you will discover some of the various ways God speaks to us that you can discern His will for you. Knowing His will and living according to it is a must for anyone who calls themselves a Christian. For Christian literally means, “follower of Christ.” This book was specifically written for those who may be faced with a decision either now, or at any point of life and want to know God’s will for them.
Description : Have you ever been discouraged by perpetual problems of job insecurity, health issues, and financial troubles? Do you try to seek God's will for your plans but are not able to discern His guidance? Is your faith plagued by doubts over prayers not answered and uncertainty about His will? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Understanding Prayer, Faith, and God's Will is just the book you need. In this powerful self-help book, Roman Ri takes on the root questions that many people, both Christians and nonbelievers, have about prayer, faith, and God's will. Looking at our human journey, the author considers both our collective experience and real-life situations. He discusses prayer and God's will with both depth and simplicity. When you struggle with faith and prayer, it can be difficult to determine God's will for your life. But Roman explains that Bible verses about prayer are words of encouragement, not words of guarantee. Many have walked the same path you may now find yourself on, with unanswered questions about prayer, so take heart and know that your inner doubts will be resolved. Understanding Prayer, Faith, and God's Will presents biblical truths that have not been realized before. It expounds God's will from the Scripture as well as our experience. What you learn will provide clarity in the way you see—and seek—His will. Your faith will be fortified by knowledge and understanding. With renewed confidence and resolve, you will walk with God and serve Him, fully Understanding Prayer, Faith, and God's Will.
Description : Popular author Ben Campbell Johnson discusses how the will of God relies on the depths of the human psyche. He addresses in specific terms how one may use intuition, imagination, and memory to ascertain the leading of God's will. Johnson claims that once God's will is sensed, one must trust that God will continue to give guidance. For each chapter, a series of reflection exercises is provided along with a brief guide to the process of discernment.
Description : Do you have a clear objective for your life? Or are you drifting through life, being carried here and there by the winds of habit and fashion, tossed by waves of circumstances over which you have no control? Herein lies one of the greatest benefits and blessings of the Christian life: to know God’s will. Derek Prince presents the keys to discovering God’s plans for your life, and he discusses how you can... Receive supernatural restoration Reap God’s promised rewards Live free from deception Become a channel of life to those around you Find deep peace and personal satisfaction Will you decide today to do God’s will? Without meeting this challenge, you could miss all that God has for you. Discover how you can have a new sense of purpose and experience God’s Will for Your Life.
Description : Finally, A Down-to-Earth Process for Removing Barriers and Obstacles to Discovering Your Inner Leader Trish Zenczak is one of America's truest survivors! As a survivor of childhood physical and sexual abuse she has overcome the need for angry rages, spiteful behavior, feelings of abandonment, and resenting those who left or victimized her. Remarkably, she found a way out of her promiscuous, partying lifestyle filled with destructive relationships by making wise and healthy choices to "clean up" in order to live a more positive and influential life of helping others. She attributes her success to her strong faith in God and to the discovery of her inner leader-an inner leader we all can access to help us triumph over anything. Her story is an inspiration to anyone --from those who have lived the life of abuse and abandonment to those who deal with typical life obstacles such as forgiveness, anger, or relationship issues. Along her journey many have asked her, "How did you beat the odds? How did you keep yourself from going down the wrong path? " Through this 30-day journey Trish shares wisdom and insight for dealing with life's obstacles and pain while giving us practical and real-life skills for climbing out of the pits and ruts of life. She also encourages us to allow God to work through us to discover our own quiet leader so we may share our story with others. Take the challenge as you ponder thought-provoking readings and questions that will require you to consider reasons, actions and excuses that hinder you from moving forward in life and having a more developed Christ-like mindset. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Trish Zenczak offers the timeless wisdom of the Scripture rightfully applied to the painful experiences of her life. Caution: This is not a book for people looking for another self-help expos from someone who's never been there...this is real truth colliding with real life, in a way that is powerful, filled with purpose, and genuine healing. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to let the Lord shape the past into an amazing future." -- Dr. E. Dale Locke, Lead Pastor, Community of Hope Church
Description : Church boards and other Christian leadership teams have long relied on models adapted from the business world. Ruth Haley Barton, president of the Transforming Center, helps teams transition to a much more fitting model—the spiritual community that practices discernment together.