The Holy Spirit’s Whisper Introduction

Today, we’re continuing in our message series Need Direction? In this series, we’re learning how to receive guidance and direction from God for our lives. Let’s review some of the key means of guidance that God has provided for us.

  1. The first and most important means of guidance is God’s Word, the Bible. God’s Word provides us with the principles and examples that should inform every decision that we make in life.
  2. The second means of guidance is the Holy Spirit and prayer. Oftentimes we think of prayer as asking God for something. Yet, prayer is meant to be two-way communication. The way that God communicates with us in prayer is through the Holy Spirit. Last Sunday, we talked about the importance of prayer in guidance. Today, we’re going to talk about the Holy Spirit.
  3. The third means of guidance is godly counsel and we’ve had a message on that several weeks back. Getting good counsel from other believers is essential.
  4. Finally, the last means of guidance is simply the circumstances of the situation. This is the least authoritative form of guidance, as God often leads His children to do things that seem to defy natural logic.