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Divine Direction, Part 1

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)

The most common question I’m asked as a Pastor is, “How can I know the will of God for my life?” There’s an obscure character in the Old Testament who offers us five practical and proven principles for understanding God’s direction in our lives. His name is Habakkuk. Continue reading “Divine Direction, Part 1” »

Hidden Pathways

Your road led through the sea, Your pathway through the mighty waters— a pathway no one knew was there! Psalm 77:19 (NLT)

Spiritual guidance is often a Divine mystery! Paul described it like trying to see through a fog or a cloud. It’s not always crystal clear. Despite how much we would like for God’s guidance to be as easy to follow as a GPS, He often takes us down hidden paths. Continue reading “Hidden Pathways” »

The Difference the Holy Spirit Makes

After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. Acts 4:31 (NIV)

If you want to see the difference the Holy Spirit makes, check out the lives of those early Christ followers. Like Peter, every one of them fled when Jesus was arrested in the garden. Peter even denied knowing Him when asked on three occasions. Only the presence of the Holy Spirit indwelling their lives could have transformed them and given them the courage to speak boldly about Christ. Continue reading “The Difference the Holy Spirit Makes” »

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Listen Up! (Part 2)

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to youJohn 14:26 (NASB)

The disciples waited in expectation for the promise of the Holy Spirit that Jesus told them would come after He ascended to the Father. Jesus told them,

But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. John 16:7 (NIV)

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