Message: ” Divine Guidance and Direction” from Min Oluleke

Min Oluleke - July 16, 2023

Divine Guidance and Direction

TITLE: Divine Guidance and Direction Objectives 1) To establish the importance of divine guidance and direction 2) To teach how to walk in divine guidance and direction Scriptures Isaiah 48:17-18 (NKJV) 17 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go. 18 Oh, that you had heeded My commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, And your righteousness like the waves of the sea. A. Introduction: i) Story of David 1 Samuel 23:1-12 ii) The ability that God did not give to man. Jeremiah 10:23, - God did not give man the ability to direct his own steps. - Only Him can direct us - our cognitive abilities cannot handle that dimension of life. B. How God Guides and Directs Us 1) His word: Psalm 119:105, Psalm 138:2 2) Inward witness: Rom. 8:14-16 3) Godly people: ministers of God, godly parents (Ephesians 6:1), mentors, believers/Christians, strangers 4) Nature and things created: e.g donkey, order/beauty of nature (Rom. 1:20) 5) Ordering our steps - unknowingly. Proverbs 20:24, Psalm 37:23. Saul when searching for lost donkeys (1 Sam. 9:15-16; 1-14) 6) Circumstances (good/bad), problems/afflictions/failures/attacks/losses, pattern of events, Psalm 119:67,71 7) Sensational methods: visions (open, closed, trances), revelations, dreams, the audible voice of the Holy Spirit, encounters with angels in human form 8) Other supernatural methods: gentle voice of the Sprit, conviction, inner knowing, boldness C. How to Walk in Divine Guidance and Direction 1) Be a child of God Romans 8:14 2) Please and obey the Lord always. Be spiritual, not carnal (1 Cor. 2:14-15, Colossians 3:1-2) 3) Regular spiritual diligence/sacrifice: fasting, praying, worship/praising, giving Acts 10:30 4) Purposeful separation: Hosea 6:3, Prov. 18:1, Daniel 9:2-3, Hab. 2:1-2 5) Enquiry prayers: 1 Samuel 30:8 6) If you do not get a specific clear direction, BE PERSISTENT and TRUST God to order your steps. He will! D. CONCLUSION - God did not give man the ability to direct his own steps. - He is very happy to guide and direct us. - Do not settle for guessing your way through life. - Be diligent: actively seek divine guidance and direction.

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