“What is God’s will for me?”
This question is perhaps the one most often asked by believers. It is also a question that frequently confronts Christian leaders as men and women turn to them for guidance in decision making.
In everyday situations of life, believers are constantly making choices which determine whether or not they will do the perfect will of God. It is essential to know God’s voice, understand His will, and make right decisions each day. It is important because each minor decision affects the finding of God’s will for a lifetime.
Man must make choices in relationship to God’s will. This plan was instituted by God when Adam and Eve were placed in the Garden of Eden (Genesis l-3). God’s will for Adam and Eve was to name the animals, tend the Garden, have companionship with each other, and reproduce to populate the earth. Most important, they were to maintain intimate fellowship with God. Adam and Eve were also warned about what was not God’s will. They were forbidden to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Including the story of Adam and Eve, the entire Bible is a history of decisions which individuals and nations made in relation to God’s will. You can learn from both the successes and failures of these men and women.
One of the most exciting revelations in the Bible is that God has a definite plan for every individual for this life and eternity. In order to fulfill these plans you must come to know God’s voice. You must learn how He has communicated in times past and how He speaks today.
This course explains how God speaks to man and how to find God’s will for your life. Guidelines are given on knowing the voice of God and determining His will. The pattern of God’s will and Scriptural examples of how God reveals His will are discussed.
A Scriptural model for decision making is explained. Guidelines are presented on overcoming wrong decisions, what to do if you have missed the will of God, and handling questionable practices. Six stages of revelation of a plan of God are also identified.
We focuses on what Jesus taught to equip men and women to reach their world with the Gospel. One of the great truths He revealed was that God does speak to men:
I am the good shepherd and know my sheep, and am known of mine. . .
And other sheep I have which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
God has a plan for intimate relationship with mankind. Man is known by God and can know Him personally.
You can know the voice of God!
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
- Explain the relationship between knowing God’s voice and determining His will.
- Discuss the importance of knowing God’s will.
- Explain how God reveals His will.
- Understand the will of God as revealed in Scriptures.
- Determine the will of God in matters not specifically dealt with in Scriptures.
- Use Scriptural methods of decision making.
- Correct wrong decisions.
- Explain the six stages of revelation.
- Share with others the Biblical guidelines for knowing God’s voice.
Each lesson consists of:
Objectives: These are the goals you should achieve by studying the chapter. Read them before starting the lesson.
Key Verse: This verse emphasizes the main concept of the chapter. Memorize it.
Chapter Content: Study each section. Use your Bible to look up any references not printed in the manual.
Self-Test: Take this test after you finish studying the chapter. Try to answer the questions without using your Bible or this manual. When you have concluded the Self-Test, check your answers in the answer section provided at the end of the book.
For Further Study: This section will help you continue your study of the Word of God, improve your study skills, and apply what you have learned to your life and ministry.
Final Examination: If you are enrolled in this course for credit, you received a final examination along with this course. Upon conclusion of this course, you should complete this examination and return it for grading as instructed.