A First Step of Divine Guidance
“…And even the very hairs on your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:30)
A question I often find myself answering is, “Pastor, how can I know the will of God?” This question is frequently asked when there is a fork in the road kind of decision that has to be made, or it is the broader question, “How can I know what God wants me to do with my life?”
I often share a few steps that are bases to touch when we know we need guidance (rather than a ‘sure fire formula’) to know the will of God. The first step is to believe that there is such a thing as the will of God for our lives, especially when we stand at a crossroad.
The Bible proclaims that, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord” (Psalm 37:23). David wrote that God had every day of his life scheduled before he even existed (Psalm 139:16 LB). According to Jesus, God knows the number of hairs on our heads and wills the death of every sparrow. Billy Sunday preached that when a sparrow drops dead from a tree God always goes to the funeral. Jesus makes the application that if God has a will for the death of a sparrow and we are much more valuable than sparrows, He certainly has a will for your life and mine (Matthew 10:29, 30). Paul exhorts you to meet certain conditions and then prove in experience that the plan of God for you is good, meets all His demands and moves you toward spiritual maturity (Romans 12: 1,2 JB Phillips).
There are many, many more Scriptures like these that are the first base we must touch when we are seeking divine guidance.