divine leading and guidance

Divine Leading And Guidance. RCCG Sunday School Manual.

 

Memory Verse: ” And it came to pass after this, that David enquired of the LORD, saying Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah? And the LORD said unto Him, Go Up And David said, Whither shall I go Up? And he said, Unto Hebron“-2 Samuel 2:1. 

 

Bible Passage: Habakkuk 2:1-2.

 

Introduction

The Bible is full of records of believers who yielded to the leading and guidance of God. While it may seem difficult for some people in our contemporary world to allow God in their pursuit. Christians that meet the requirements will in the path of God.

 

OUTLINES

1. BIBLICAL INSTANCES OF DIVINE LEADING AND GUIDANCE

2. REQUIREMENTS FOR DIVINE LEADING AND GUIDANCE.

 

BIBLICAL INSTANCES OF DIVINE LEADING AND GUIDANCE

 In Genesis 12:1-4, God ordered Abram out of his country to a promised land and he obeyed. Numbers 9:17-23 narrates how the Israelites obeyed the instruction of God to travel with the cloud. God instructed Jacob to return to his fatherland (Gen.31:3) just as He told Elijah in 1 Kings 18:1 to show himself to Ahab. David inquired from God on whether to go against the Philistines or not. Mattew 2:9-12 tells that God led and guide the wise men to the place of birth of Jesus Christ. In Acts 9:10-11, the Lord gave and guided Ananias to the specific address of Saul of Tarsus. Surprisingly, the Holy Spirit can forbid you to perform a task, though, it may seem like it would please God (Acts 16:6).

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR DIVINE LEADING AND GUIDANCE

1. Delight in the Lord (Ps. 37:4-8;1 Cor. 2:9).

2. Passion for God’s will (Luke 22:42). The will of God does not leave you miserable or regretful but rather it takes you to the expected end (Jer. 29:11).

3. The willingness to be led ( Romans 8:14; Ps. 23:1-2). 

4. The attitude of meekness (Ps. 25:9); meekness equals being teachable. 

5. The attitude of enquiry ( Jer. 6:16; Matt. 7:7). 

6. The attitude of hearing and listening. – activate the listening mode. (Ps. 85:8; Hab. 2:1-2. 

7.. The attitude of patience (Matt. 28:16) . Do not force yourself to hear what God is not saying.

8. Soak in and meditate the word of God. (Ps. 119:105).

9. Pay attention to the Godly leaders over you (1Dam. 3:9)..

10. Obey Previous instructions (Mark 4:24b). If you have not hearken to previous instructions, you.may not hear the next move of God. 

 

Conclusion 

If God is the one leading you, you can never miss the mark. Ask for the grace to understand the mind of God and be guided in the right direction. If you think you have gone far in the wrong direction abd refuse to turn back, you will only end in the wrong direction. 

Questions 

1. Give four 4) biblical examples of people who followed the divine leading and guidance of God. 

2. What are the requirements for the leading and guidance of God

 

Assignment : Recall and wrote down an occasion that you refused to follow the leading of God and the consequence of such disobedience. Make a pledge to be led and guided by God always. (No mark). 

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