Saturday, April 28, 2012


“I just want to know what God’s will is for my life.” “I’m waiting to hear from the Lord about what He wants me to do.” “The Lord told me….”  “I’m not sure if I’m hearing God’s voice.” 
We’ve all said it or something similar, especially when needing to make a difficult decision.   All God’s children want to know they are in God’s will.  But how do we know?  How can we be sure?  And we sometimes spend a lot of time waiting….on God to reveal his will for us in whatever issue we are dealing with at the time. 
In his book, Just Do Something, Kevin DeYoung explores a simpler and more liberating way to finding God’s will or, as it states in the subtitle, “How to make a decision without dreams, visions, fleeces, impressions, open doors, random Bible verses, casting lots, liver shivers, writing in the sky, etc.”  Sometimes we wander through our days wondering if that inkling or thought or something someone says is God giving us hints about His will.   But the author takes us through these ‘signs’ to see how they can cause us to be irresponsible tinkerers in life.  He shows how maybe we are not really on the right track to expect God to lead us this way.  God has given us his Holy Word and that is how we should make our decisions, morally and ethically.  If we know His Word, we know His will for us. “ 
He talks about making decisions about work and marriage, wisdom, ordinary guidance and supernatural surprises.  Kevin DeYoung has made searching for God’s will or maybe the fear of not finding God’s will, less frightening, less scary, less debilitating and less complicated. 

A good read, for sure.

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