Even the best intentions don’t always keep us out of trouble. We mean well . . . but still manage to make poor choices as we live day to day.
If you play sports, you know that it takes a lot of practice to get better. You’re out there on the court every week, maybe even every day, to improve your skills. Well, it’s the same idea with studying the Bible. We may not work up a sweat, but we’ve got to take time to practice.
Think about how many words you read every day. Most likely, you’re constantly taking in advertisements, newspaper articles and e-mails. Well, you might not realize that every time you glance over a note or a memo, you’re interpreting each word.
When you’re trying to discern right from wrong, the Bible gives clarity and conviction. But what about the pressing issues of our day that are never mentioned in the Scriptures?
How do we know God's will when tough decisions need to be made? Perhaps you’re at a crossroad of decision right now.
In the book of Judges, a man named Gideon asked God to perform two miracles as proof that God wanted him to take action. Perhaps you’re standing at the crossroads of decision right now.
One of the most important decisions we’ll ever make, is choosing our life partner. Perhaps you, or someone you love, is wrestling with an important choice right now.
The Bible is our guide in making good decisions. But so often we go to Scripture looking for what we want to hear, and miss out on what God really wants to say to us.
Decision making isn’t always easy. In fact, there are times when trying to make a tough choice can throw us into a state of confusion.
So many of our decisions are brought on by circumstances. When those situations arise, it’s easy to think the events have dictated our choices.
It’s never easy making tough decisions. Looking at how the early church made decisions, and find practical applications for us today.
Listening is a skill. And if we’re not careful, we could miss the entire point of the conversation!