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Stars, Maps & Compasses

Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe | July 27, 1975

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God promises to make our paths straight, not necessarily easy, when we trust in Him. But even when we trust Christ as our Savior, we will still need guidance in knowing and practicing the His will. In order for God to guide us, Pastor Wiersbe explains, there are three conditions we must meet first.

Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.

The older we get the more important, complex, and difficult our decisions become.

We will always need guidance in practicing the will of God.

The beginning of the will of God is trusting Christ as your Savior.

God promises to make our paths straight, not easy, when we trust in Him.

Three spiritual conditions we must meet for God to guide us:

  • We must have a believing heart.
    • Everybody is living by some kind of faith.
    • The difference between the Christian and unsaved person is what we put our faith in.
    • A believing heart must come from the Word of God.
    • If Jesus can do for us the hardest thing possible—save our souls from hell—He can also do the easier things.
    • Is there an area of our heart that we have not turned over to God?
    • God wants all of our heart.
  • We must have an enlightened mind.
    • God wants our minds to be renewed and transformed to focus on Him.
    • We need an enlightened mind to help us understand the Word of God.
  • We must have an obedient will.
    • God doesn’t guide disobedient people.
    • When we are God’s friend, He guides us.
    • When we confess our sin, God forgives us and puts us back on a path of obedience.
    • God wants us to obey Him in all of our ways.

These conditions for God’s guidance are all internal conditions.

When God has all that we are, He will give us all that He is.

If we cannot find God’s guiding, the fault is ours not His.

Ask God to use the Word of God to strengthen your faith, teach you His truth, and encourage obedience.

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