Which Way To Take My Family
My family and I have come to the end of a road where there's 3 different turns to make in life and am waiting on God to choose the road for us. Does one ever take a road with faith instead of waiting on God to answer with full force? Need some christian advice.
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---CeCe on 5/17/05
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I have never really thought about the difference in the very finely worded print of your statement. Are you really saying that you can decide to take a step of faith without God? I have never thought about it.
Step of Faith
a) example - Christ's conduct 1 Peter 2:21
b) Abraham's faith - Romans 4:12
c) conduct identical to the patterns above.
2 Corinthians 12:18
other passages - John 5:7 and John 5:4 - the man healed at the Pool of Bethesda
---Barbara67 on 10/6/07|
i believe you have to pray over it very sincerely and ask your friends and well-wishers to do the same. ultimately the lord will speak to you about it. he will put that desire in your heart and you will begin feeling very strongly on that particular direction. if something is from the lord he will give it to you on a platter .
the lord always speaks to us but we fail to listen to him. listen and he will open avenues and will guide you accordingly
---olive on 3/11/07|
I believe that in a multitude of counselors there is safety. The Word also promises "you will hear a voice behind you saying this is the way walk in it when you turn to the left or to the right." The Lord has always given me clear signs and guidance when faced with a turn in the road. Obeying His leading is where the step of faith often comes in.
---Doreen on 5/24/05|
I have faced the same situation. Sometimes there is no right or wrong way, and you just have to choose one that you think will make you the happiest. God can use either situation to bless your life. Good luck and God bless you!
---Becky on 5/23/05|
Cece, God gave you faith to trust in Him. God also gave you legs to walk with, arms to hold things, a heart to love with and a brain to think with. In this situation, use the brain. Talk with your husband and your family. Ask your pastor and if necessary, find sound professional advice. God makes all of these resources and others available to you! God bless.
---Ron715 on 5/18/05|
In Proverbs ants work without an boss, but not without God to guide. There are certain God given patterns in gardening. Why would I plant raspberries in August when they get ripe in late spring? In August, I should be picking blueberries. No question - even in gardening God has order.
Discretion is still freedom to exercise one's own will.
1 Thessalonians 5:16&17 - I must rejoice always and pray without ceasing. Rejoicing and prayer are full employment!!
---Barbara6786 on 5/17/05|
Bruce, it is better if we are sure of the Lord's will before we chose. I suppose some people do decide and then let God bless. But having thought about it, it might be healthier for me to desire what God has prepared before hand. Somehow I am supposed to be catching up with God's plans and not making plans and hoping God will catch up and bless.
---barbara67 on 5/17/05|
First, let the family take this matter up in serious pleading prayer with the Lord and ask him to help YOU CHOOSE the best solution for the situation you face. Next, call a family council. Go over the options one more time, note the pros and cons of each, pray one more time then decide and expect the Lord to bless!
---Pierr7958 on 5/17/05|
There are choices we may make that are neither right or wrong. If we choose one of these, God is well able to bless our choice.
Consider this; When Adam was told to take care of the garden, do you think God told him what work to do today or left it up to his discretion?
---Bruce5656 on 5/17/05|
Hi! Please don't make a move until you hear from God! Ask Him and He will begin to nudge you. Make sure you and your husband are born again Christians and get quiet before the Lord! Sometimes you can put your toe in the water with faith but don't commit wholeheartedly until you are sure. Often the answer is right in Scripture. Better to take the right path than go down a bunny trail. Blessings of God on your journey!!
---Elsie on 5/17/05|
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