Summary: THIS SERMON IS INTENDED TO HELP THE BELIEVER TO KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT, IF THEY ARE WALKING IN THE WILL OF GOD.
Lead by the Spirit
John 16:13-14 (KJV)
13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
I want to talk to you today about how to know if you are where God wants you to be in three very important areas of your life.
1)Am I increasing in my faith? We should all have a desire to increase and to benefit in the Word of God.
2) Am I where I should be at this point in my life financially; Am I on the right job or should I be in business for myself by now?
3) Am I still looking for the perfect Church (ministry)? Or am I willing to submit and to obey God in spite of an imperfect church, and be the one to make a change / have a voice for the Lord in order. Are you assembled in your church?
5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 4:23 23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
We need to determine in or hearts to search the Word of God diligently for directions for our lives. The Word of God has our life mapped out, and if we search it we will find directions.
1) Am I increasing in my faith? Am I walking In the benefits of the word of God? That is are you growing spiritually in the lord? With Christianity comes responsibilities, and with responsibilities comes a need to grow.
1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word that ye may grow thereby: So that we might grow, gain knowledge and make a difference in our areas of influences, change… Expound
a. God want us to increase in our faith.. We need to get to the point where we stop living in fear and start walking in faith.
b. God wants us to be overcomers in this life, He wants us to have victory over poverty and lack and He wants us to move on from one level to the next level from victory to victory. Not to stay in the same place in our lives...
Which means if were reading and studying the Bible and coming to church there should be a change.
Romans 10:17 (KJV. 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Because faith commeth by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. You should be ever increasing in your faith in God.
I want you think for a moment and access where you are in your Faith level, and you can’t see any difference in your faith level, or your mindset or way of thinking concerning the promises of God and blessings of God in your life in a reasonable period of time. You are not where we’re supposed to be spiritually.
Some of you know exactly where you’re faith level is suppose to be and you know that it’s not there.
God allows us to feel that way so that we would do something about it. That is His way of putting a Holy fire underneath us. That is how you know when you are suppose to move, and when your not. Its called being lead by the Spirit.
We’ve gotten to the point where we move only on prophecies. But the bible tells us that there is something called a still small voice that speaks to us, and it is this voice that leads us, direct us and guide us into all truth.
We end up in same place in our life, always fighting the same battles over and over because we refuse to obey the Word of God or the prompting of God that motivates us. Yes we will fight battles in this world, but our battles should produce victories won.
We need to win some and grow up!
Growing up in the Lord and in life is being able to walk by faith. Expound…. It takes faith to increase in anything…
James 1:5-7 (KJV)5 of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.