After getting to something about God, people often ask “What does God want me to do?” That’s a great question and in many ways is easier to find out answers that it first seems.
Part of finding the answers has to do with the topic of what some church all “Spiritual Discernment.” Big term, but not nearly as unrelated to life as it sounds at first.
Let’s take the term “discernment” first. Though it is incredibly important, it isn’t “spiritual” in the sense that it doesn’t apply to everyday life. It is incredibly practical in that biblical discernment teaches us how to live. We have many choices, many directions we can go in and discernment helps us choose ways that are pleasing to God.
A while back, we did a series of classes on this and I brought back the notes to share them with you.
In order to make the past series of classes practical, we sent out an email asking for questions from people where they felt they needed discernment. Then we took them one-by-one and answered them and the question below is one many people often ask, it was:
There are some areas I struggle/am struggling with: discerning if I am at the right place (could apply to school, job, church) discerning God’s purpose for our life. What should I do?
As we learned in the class (and the complete notes follow), many of the specific decisions in life will take care of themselves if we are following God’s leading in our life by being in His Word and knowing the Bible so well that we make every decision in life based on it. As we saw from the characters in the Bible, God isn’t nearly as interested in where we are as WHO we are. Out of a continual walk with God and in fellowship with him day by day, in peace we can make the big and little decisions of life.
Below are the notes for the class, click on either image to download them: