This is a good word from Stephen Kneale about knowing God’s will and direction. If you can’t bring it before the church, is it really where God is leading?
“We don’t determine the Lord’s guidance in isolation. We work it out together with the church. How do we know where the Lord is leading us? Well, we bring it to the church.” Stephen Kneale
We all want to know God’s calling on our life. What is God asking of me? What would he have me do in any given situation?
Even in the work of mission, we want to know who the Lord would have us reach? Where would he have us go? We could go anywhere so why should we go to one place over another? We need the Lord to guide.
But how is he going to do that? Some guys had visions and dreams in the Early Church. But even if God gives us one of those, how do we know it’s from him? More to the point, even if we think it is, how do we know what to make of it? More than a few problems have been caused by people assuring themselves their dream is from the Lord and then insisting everyone follow.
So how do we know…
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