Finding God’s Will

July 29, 2014

God’s guidance is more like the marriage guidance, child guidance, or career guidance that is received from counselors than it is like being “talked down” by the airport controller as one flies blind through the clouds. Seeking God’s guidance is not like practicing divination or consulting oracles, astrologers, and clairvoyants for information about the future, but rather is comparable with everyday thinking through of alternative options in given situations to determine the best course open to us. The inward experience of being divinely guided is not ordinarily one of seeing signs or hearing voices, but rather one of being enabled to work out the best thing to do.

— J. I. Packer

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2 Responses to “Finding God’s Will”

  1. phfs9 Says:

    Wow, did this get posted at the right time after the question I just asked you about the gymnasium work! “……….but rather is comparable with everyday thinking through of alternative options in given situations to determine the best course open to us. The inward experience of being divinely guided is not ordinarily one of seeing signs or hearing voices, but rather one of being enabled to work out the best thing to do.” It never hurts to have a Christian mentor that you trust and respect to talk things through with when you get side tracked.

  2. KALKI Says:

    after coming into contact with religious people I always feel that I must wash my hands.


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