Knowing God’s Will: Part Eight

Knowing God’s Will: Part Eight

If God has an individual direction for His children, then they ought to be able to discern what that direction is. Many Christians believe that the way to find God’s will is to pay attention to a kind of subjective inner sense, a feeling of peace that will...
Knowing God’s Will: Part Seven

Knowing God’s Will: Part Seven

In previous essays I have outlined several considerations that all believers should weigh when seeking to discern God’s leading in their lives. Obviously, they should avoid wrong ways of knowing God’s will, such as inner voices, dreams,...
Knowing God’s Will: Part Six

Knowing God’s Will: Part Six

God knows exactly those choices that will bring the greatest good into your life. Perhaps those are not the choices that will result in the greatest apparent good, especially in the short term—I’ll have more to say about that in a future essay. But God knows who...
Knowing God’s Will: Part Five

Knowing God’s Will: Part Five

A few months ago I received a phone call from a colleague, a former student who went on to serve in pastoral ministry for a decade. He told me that he was trying to decide whether to remain with his current pastorate or whether to go back to school. He thought that he...
Knowing God’s Will: Part Four

Knowing God’s Will: Part Four

Throughout this discussion I have assumed that God has an individual will for each Christian and that His will can be discerned. To this point, I have described criteria for determining God’s will that are straightforward and objective. God’s leading never contradicts...