May 3, 2022 READING A PROVERB A DAY (PROVERBS 3)  Adrian Rogers LIGHTING THE FUTURE Proverbs 3

Proverbs 3New Living Translation

Trusting in the Lord

My child,[a] never forget the things I have taught you.
    Store my commands in your heart.
If you do this, you will live many years,
    and your life will be satisfying.
Never let loyalty and kindness leave you!
    Tie them around your neck as a reminder.
    Write them deep within your heart.
Then you will find favor with both God and people,
    and you will earn a good reputation.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
    do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
    and he will show you which path to take.

Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.
    Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
Then you will have healing for your body
    and strength for your bones.

Honor the Lord with your wealth
    and with the best part of everything you produce.
10 Then he will fill your barns with grain,
    and your vats will overflow with good wine.

11 My child, don’t reject the Lord’s discipline,
    and don’t be upset when he corrects you.
12 For the Lord corrects those he loves,
    just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.[b]

13 Joyful is the person who finds wisdom,
    the one who gains understanding.
14 For wisdom is more profitable than silver,
    and her wages are better than gold.
15 Wisdom is more precious than rubies;
    nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 She offers you long life in her right hand,
    and riches and honor in her left.
17 She will guide you down delightful paths;
    all her ways are satisfying.
18 Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her;
    happy are those who hold her tightly.

19 By wisdom the Lord founded the earth;
    by understanding he created the heavens.
20 By his knowledge the deep fountains of the earth burst forth,
    and the dew settles beneath the night sky.

21 My child, don’t lose sight of common sense and discernment.
    Hang on to them,
22 for they will refresh your soul.
    They are like jewels on a necklace.
23 They keep you safe on your way,
    and your feet will not stumble.
24 You can go to bed without fear;
    you will lie down and sleep soundly.
25 You need not be afraid of sudden disaster
    or the destruction that comes upon the wicked,
26 for the Lord is your security.
    He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.

27 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it
    when it’s in your power to help them.
28 If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say,
    “Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you.”

29 Don’t plot harm against your neighbor,
    for those who live nearby trust you.
30 Don’t pick a fight without reason,
    when no one has done you harm.

31 Don’t envy violent people
    or copy their ways.
32 Such wicked people are detestable to the Lord,
    but he offers his friendship to the godly.

33 The Lord curses the house of the wicked,
    but he blesses the home of the upright.

34 The Lord mocks the mockers
    but is gracious to the humble.[c]

35 The wise inherit honor,
    but fools are put to shame!

Would you like to illumine the path you are on with the word of God hears Adrian Rogers with people as counselors and Bible teachers a Bible question what is number one question how can I know the will of God for my life and that is a great question. That is a wonderful question and it applies to all of us. Welcome to find featuring the profound truth of the gospel through the practical messages of Adrian Rogers man is a clever creature but he has lost his way in the dark. We live in a day of guided missiles and misguided men. 

Which is a shame because God is cultivated wonderful plans for each of our lives. 

If you have your Bible turnout of Proverbs chapter 3 will begin in verse five is Adrian Rogers begins part one of lighting the future figured out what question is asked more than any other question. 

When people ask counselors and Bible teachers a Bible question, what is the number one question one question is how can I know the will of God for my life. That question more than any other question is asked how I know the will of God for my life and that is a great question. That is a wonderful question and it applies they bring. 

It applies to you. It applies to all of us now man is a clever creature but he has lost his way in the darkness, the atom has been split in man is now able to destroy himself and the environment with him. We had the exploration of space. We put those first major satellites and now we have the space stations orbiting the earth and we sent probes to Venus and Mars and Jupiter and beyond all that, I mean that’s just in our lifetime we now in our lifetime, that of instant communication by radio and television and we can watch news as it happens across the ocean just in our lifetime and amazing thing and now we have the Internet than the. The information superhighway and some of our kids are becoming roadkill all that information superhighway, but we have instant communication, I was speaking in Maven stadium in the promise keepers rally in Knoxville. I was on the platform came from the platform went right up to the speakers place where the speakers were sitting by the time I got back to my place. I had received an email from Australia person who just heard me speak and was responding to my speaking while I was speaking there on the platform. This man was listing and responded by email. That’s the information age in which we live and in our lifetime we seen a cashless society that is coming and it is coming own very strong is just around the corner of the automobile began in 1903, but we have and how automobiles they can travel 600 miles an hour. We have airplanes that travel 2000 miles an hour spaceships 24,000 miles an hour and we get there quicker but we still don’t know where were going. We have all this that is happening in our lifetime and the Bible says in the last days knowledge shall increase and that has happened, but we live in a day of guided missiles and misguided men. We have lost our way in the darkness and that is a pity that is a shame for God has promised to guide us how to use them versus and I want you to listen to these before we get into our text that I want to read in a moment. This is just to set the stage for the text, Proverbs 3 verses five and six we read that in the moment but listen to the Scriptures that tell us that God wants to guide us in Isaiah chapter 58 in verse 11 and the Lord shall guide the continuing is not a great promise. 

How would you like to say, day by day, moment by moment Almighty God is guiding me that is what he says the Lord shall guide the continually either. 

That is true, it is not limited in others. Psalm 32 and verse eight I will instruct the and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go, I will guide the with my dear, what guiding with the ideas that’s the most intimate guidance and irritability, wife in a restaurant, start a conversation. She looked at you and you shut your mouth to don’t go in before I can guide my kids are my when they were little baby sitting on the front row not be preaching why nobody also note that I look at him, so you will get it when you get home and it is right on that is guidance with the eye that is that is the most intimate kind of knowledge that God wants to guide us that way that he can guide us with his eyes. 

I Ephesians chapter 2 and verse 10 of the Bible says therefore we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which he had before ordained that we should walk in that is that God created us for plan the good works that he has before ordained that is, he laid out a plan for us. He wants to guide us and we are so blessed. There is a father of Bubba’s controlling all things. 

There is a Savior before so we can walk in his footsteps and there is a Holy Spirit within us, impressing our hearts so that we can find a way in a dark dark day. 

I was a something else that God has a special plan just for you that God doesn’t be with us in mass. He deals with us as individuals. God makes no duplicates. Everything that God makes is an original, just like every snowflake has its own specific pattern. God made you as an individual and God has a plan just for you and the Bible says in Psalm 37 verse 23 the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord is not incredible. 

This is of a good man are ordered by the Lord every step you take is to be in his plan and in his purpose and use it will that’s true for those like you pastor Rogers that God is called into the service. No, listen to me. It is true for you. 

The same plan that is true for the preachers true for the plumber the same plan that is true for missionaries proof the secretary. God has a plan for every individual life that God called me to preach but you see a plumber as being a plumber in the name of Jesus is more pleasing to God than a preacher who not been called yet understand this is not that some things are higher than others belies place the will of God will of God with us in business. Whether you are a homemaker you know whatever you all the will of God is the highest place now to preach when you been called to do something else would be to take second mass, but on the other hand, if you have been called breach and I have you to have to step down to be the president of United States because that is God’s plan for you. God has a plan for your life believe that statement may now want to leave its mad. 

Don’t let this just blow past God loves you. God has a plan for you. God says I will guide you continually. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord about God is with us as individuals. Dr. Steven over at said that God’s great plan is for us to find the follow and the finish the will of God for our lives is what it is. So let’s talk a little bit about how to light the future. Now go to the text that you turn to their in Proverbs chapter 3 verses five and six it says this trust in the Lord with all your heart, with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. 

In all thy ways acknowledge him, Melissa and all thy ways acknowledge him and he direct God’s now that’s God’s word. I submit use either true or false, I believe is true. You may distribute trust in the Lord with all thine heart, lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he really, really, really well. 

I promise it will direct by past. Now let’s just break that down and look at it in the three basic things I want you to see that text that you and I are to do. First of all, we must let God choose the way. Now we do that to ways. How do we let God choose the way weather must be a full confidence in God. Many of us don’t trust the Lord enough to lead and guide us. Notice in verse five trust in the Lord with all thine heart that I’m not asking you to trust in a proposition. Trust the person trust in the Lord with all my heart. You cannot trust somebody you do not know and you cannot know someone that you will spend time with you see when you trust somebody is because you spent time with them and if they trustworthy you come to love them, and if you come to love them and you can trust. Trust in the Lord that you know him intimately enough to trust in him denies my wife will save me something like this. Adrian will you do something for me was my first question what is now access a legitimate question was about. She’s a labor leader something for me and I say what is it she said nevermind. Just trust I go but I say okay why because I love a girl and I know her love for me and I don’t have to work and hear anybody say, close your eyes and open your mouth well now you got to know a person for you close your eyes and open your mouth. Is that not right, but if you if you them and you know they love you, then you can trust them because you know them and the reason many of us don’t trust the Lord that intimately is that we really don’t know him that intimately there is no story of a man who walking by seaside cliff fell over the cliff grabbed the scraggly limb and hanging there with hundreds of feet beneath him and waves crashing on the rocks and he is screaming for help and in the darkness. He hears a voice say you need help. Yes I need help in the voices trust me said I trust you voices let go of the limb. He says, is there anybody else out there why play there. I mean you going to trust no human cannot trust in the Lord with all of your heart and in order to trust him with all your heart, you have got to know him intimately and don’t trust your own understanding. 

Look at it in trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not under your own understanding and always his weight is over here is God, and over here is our understanding. Our reason and were torn between those two things we say well we take the word of God and we paraded past the judgment bar of human reason our understanding and we try to wait out and see that is really best brother in this trust. Frankly, that’s three people five people don’t. They don’t trust me look Malachi 310 bring all the time to storehouse of brewing either with a flood post volatile for you the windows of heaven for you, bless, especially not be room enough to receive it? If you believe that you guys would go she would she would if you believe that you can let your insane God says you bring that to mean although it is inevitably a blessing when the room received the resume and would do that is as it went away the minute that I get to God about it out of is my own understanding over here is the Lord what most of us do this kind of lean to our own understanding. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not on the line own under standing that you can’t trust God that way until you know him. That way we want to trust our own understanding of the Bible says there is a way that seems right unto a man within thereof are the ways of been our minds sometimes don’t lead us directly and again Jeremiah chapter 10 verse 23 and 24 I know that the way of man is not in himself is not in man that will direct his steps. Most of us. 

We want lean. 

However, to our own. Under standing. That is not that we are not to have understanding the understanding is to come from the Lord, not your own understanding. Go back Proverbs chapter 2 we not just about flying blind. God gives you understanding look at you with verses one through six. My son, if thou wilt receive my words and high my commandments with the so that thou inclined I hear on the wisdom and apply thine heart to understanding EA without Christ after knowledge and lift us up by voice for understanding, if thou see kissed her as silver, and searches for her as for your treasures then you shall thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God, for the Lord giveth wisdom out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. God is not saying that you not have understanding. He just say don’t lean on your own understanding getting the word of God. Search for God’s way, just as you would silver and gold. And God says that you will find that what were talking about is letting God choose your way with a personal there must be full confidence in God, trust in the Lord be having confidence in him, not not not only must they be full confidence in the Lord, but they must be faithful compliance faithful compliance man. Notice again. Look, if you will. In this passage of Scripture in all thy ways acknowledge him in all thy ways acknowledge him in every situation, mouth, you know, surrender to plan. Most people want somebody give them a plan for their lives. God’s plan for your life is not a roadmap. It is a relationship. I’m glad that God that just write out a plan to seal it, and handed to us as a this is what you go to do next 50 years. Next 20 years. How boring. 

Or maybe how frightening will know we are to trust in the Lord with all of our hardly not into our own understanding. 

And then in all of our ways acknowledge him every time you come into the situation. Just acknowledge God in that situation say Lord what you want me to do here Lord what you want me to do here. Now most of us want to acknowledge God in certain areas of our lives. But what is this verse say in all thy ways acknowledge him? Do you want God to have control of all the allies did what some people think they have really arrived when they say this I give attempt of my money to God I give the seventh of my time to God I am a viable Christian yes three 110 is God’s and 1/7 of my time is God’s. I found in the house of God is every Lord’s day, every seventh day are given to God in every 10th part of my income. 

I’ve given to God. You think that’s good Bible Christianity own day. 

It is not listen to me one 10th of your income that belong to God. 10 tenths Colombia 1/7 of your time doesn’t belong to God. It all belongs to God. Don’t get the idea that life is like a pie you can take out seven pieces and take 1/7 and given to God when you eat the rest the idea that you take 1/10 to give to God and the rest is yours know the 1/7 in the 1/10 is only an indication that it all belongs to him, saying, God doesn’t want to buy groceries. I must say, God, God knows that you have a car payments. 

God knows all of these things, God knows that you should lay by for retirement. God knows all of that but frantic when it comes to finding God’s will for your life, you must take every red cent that you have and every moment that you have and in all thy ways acknowledge him in all thy ways acknowledge him, don’t segment your life that no say this won’t work if you try there must be a full confidence and a faithful compliance 20 saying, let God choose your way. Are you really ready for God to do whatever he wants to do in your life. I mean have you sign the contract at the bottom. Stephen oh Fred I mentioned in a little while back for the greatest preachers in the world and recognize that was a young man started out, his father was a faithful missionary Stephen Holford as a young man having been a proclivity toward engineering. 

He loved automobiles, you would know this about Steve over Billy love motorcycles and to drive one race them and take them apart and put them back together. He had planned this in his life. Steve over said I am going to be an engineer. 

I make a lot of money and then I’m going to use my money to support missions and the things of God that would been fine with us what God called them to do, but God and not called them to do that down in his heart he knew he was running from God. He got deathly ill. His father missionary in Africa not really even knowing that Stephen Holford was deathly ill and according to Dr. Holford two weeks from death received a letter from his father and his father had written to him these words to his but one life will soon be passed only what’s done for Christ will last God and use that to pierce the heart of young Stephen Holford and he bowed his head, then at hostility prayer. Prayer three short phrases in that prayer. Listen to it anywhere, anytime any cost. Now was just receiving over, close, that is for you or me for all of us to say have you said that I could ask if you will anyway. Can I do that, you know why you’re having difficulty with that because you don’t trust the Lord with all your heart, please us for a few close your eyes open your mouth you put something in there. 

You don’t want. 

Huge Israeli don’t trust in some way this is going to work his way through trust. Hardly not into thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he will direct thy path. Point number one let God choose the way. Point number two. Let God confirm the way because you see is one thing for God to choose the way. But it’s another thing for God to confirm that this is the way he’s chosen that is there a lot of folks here in this building that say well yeah sure I’ll do God’s will, but I don’t know what it is. Yes say anytime, anywhere, any calls, but what is the time where is the place. What is the cost I know now all right now the Bible says he will direct your path. 

If you do this he will direct your paths. Now how does God confirm the way. 

Once God’s chosen. 

The way how does God confirm the way God direct your way by his word by the Bible to give you some Scripture met with him about lighting your path lighting in future Psalm 119 verse 105 byword is a lamp to my feet and a light to my pad word of God. 

God gave you his word coming up tomorrow will you part two of this important message. In the meantime, here, love, word finding, we love hearing how this ministry and the messages of Pastor Rogers have inspired you in your faith journey. If you can go on

Global were fighting studios in Memphis Tennessee. Byron Tyler here with the CEO of lobar fighting. Born Gary today. Adrian Rogers part two in a message lighting the future and you know we live in a day of guided missiles and misguided men. That’s exactly right. Nothing God wants us to live in a way he wants us to thrive, not just survive, Adrian Rogers says God will go before you, like a bulldozer. He will clear the way right and look we believe that this John 14 six I am the way the truth and the life. 

No one comes to the father except through me. If God is the way Byron he will make away. 

Well, God has cultivated carry wonderful plans for each of our lives and I love it. Proverbs 3, five and six is trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths. If you think for a moment that God has created us, he is saved us. 

He has equipped us. 

He is providentially placed us where we are not to keep us idled, but to give us purpose. 

We need to learn to walk in purpose yes and Kerry think the question two is to ask ourselves if we are really serious about knowing God’s will for our lives. We’ve got to depend fully on him and obey his trusting and obeying. There is no other way to be happy in Jesus right a great song, etc. so God will call us to himself first and then he will call us to a specific task. You know what God’s will for your life. It’s God and I think as we learn to rest in him. Then his will will happen automatically. I like what Adrian Rogers says the word of God will show you the will of God. And that’s what lobar fighting is about getting the word of God into people’s hearts so they can discover the will of God for their lives in the will of God is the highest place you can be and more. This is beautifully the week we heard from a listener through Facebook to said hearing sermons from Adrian Rogers makes me feel good inside. He gets right to the point in his sermons and his messages are so right for this time as things are so unsettled all over the world. We thank God for Adrian Rogers so she could work when it is just that, you know, again, a reminder that he was an ambassador of the word of God, and that’s what lobar fund that’s our call. 

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Here’s Adrian Rogers and Proverbs 3 verses five and six it says this trust in the Lord will all your heart, with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him� In all thy ways acknowledge him and he direct God’s now that’s God’s word. I submit use either true or false, I believe is true, elitist, or trust the Lord with all the way not under thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he really, really, really well. I promise it will direct thy paths. Now let’s just write that down and look at it and the three basic things I want you to see in that text that you and I are to do. First of all, we must let God choose the way. Now we do that to ways. How do we let God choose the way weather must be a full confidence in God. Many of us don’t trust the Lord enough to lead and guide us. 

Sometimes my wife will save me something like this. Adrian will you do something for me was my first question what is possible. 

She says I do something for me and I say what is it she said nevermind. Just trust. I go up and I say okay why because I love a girl and I know her love for me and I don’t have to work and to say, close your eyes and open your mouth that you got to know a person for you close your eyes and open your mouth. Is that not right, but if you if you and you know that I love you, then you can trust them because you know and the reason many of us don’t trust the Lord that intimately is that we really don’t know him that intimately and don’t trust your own understanding. Look at it in trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not to your own understanding and always his weight is over here is God, and over here is our understanding. Our reason and were torn between those two things we say well we take the word of God and we paraded past the judgment bar of human reason our understanding and we try to wait it out and see that is really best. Rather than this trust God is not saying that you not have understanding. He just say don’t lean on your own understanding getting the word of God. Search for God’s way, just as you would silver and gold. And God says that you will find that what were talking about is letting God choose your way with a personal there must be full confidence in God’s in the Lord be having confidence in him must be full confidence in the Lord, but they must be faithful compliance. Now notice again. Look, if you will. In this passage of Scripture in all thy ways acknowledge him in every situation now you know surrender to plan most people what’s about to give them a plan for their lives. God’s plan for your life is not a roadmap. It is a relationship there must be a full confidence and a faithful compliance 20 saying, let God choose your way. 

Are you really ready for God to do whatever he wants to do in your life. 

I mean have you sign the contract at the bottom anywhere any time any cost. 

Now if you said that I might pass to you anyway. 

Can I do that, you know why you’re having difficulty with that because you don’t trust the Lord with all your heart, please just pray for you close your eyes open your mouth you put something in that you don’t want. Just really don’t trust work is always written trust and lean not standing in all ways and knowledge him and he direct thy paths. 

Point number one let God choose the way. Point number two. 

Let God confirm the way because you see is one thing for God to choose the way. But it’s another thing for God to confirm that this is the way he’s chosen that is there a lot of folks here in this building that say well yeah sure I’ll do God’s will know what it is. Yes, I’ll say anytime, anywhere, any calls, but what is the time where is the place. What is the cost I go now. All right now the Bible says he will direct your path. If you do this you will direct your path. 

Now how does God confirm the way. Once God’s chosen. 

The way how does God confirm the way I will mention full ways that God will confirm his will to you for your life and how godlike your future number 1 God Direct Your Way by his word by the Bible to give you some Scripture met with him about lighting your path lighting in future Psalm 119 verse 105 byword is a lamp to my feet and a light my path. The word of God. 

God gave you his word that many people are wanting the will of God for their lives when they are not obeying the revealed will of God in the written Scripture and they want God to show them something else. When it is as plain as day. 

What God does want in some areas and they’ve not done that. 

For example, let me mention three times in the Bible where the Bible specifically says this is the will of God. This is a little bit. 

First of all, concerning your salvation. Listen this second Peter three verse nine the Lord is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance as the will of God for you. Have you repented of your sin. Have you given your heart to Jesus Christ. 

What don’t quibble with me about wanting to know with Scott for your life. 

Where the Bible clearly, plainly black print white papers and God is not willing that you should perish but that you should have eternal life, not willing that any shipping God wants everybody say.believe that. I hope you believe that some theologians believe God wants everybody say probably he was every mother’s child safe is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 

All right, that’s one place adjustment to the will of God, which is not about finding God’s will in the work place where he mentions the will of God. Ephesians chapter 5 verses 17 and 18 wherefore be you not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is be not drunk with wine, where the success could be filled with despair. Not only is God’s will to be saved. God’s will to be spirit filled. That’s what he said in that passage of Scripture. Don’t be unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is don’t be drunk with wine, but be filled with the spirit now. Are you now sitting there listening to Adrian, are you filled with the spirit, if not you or I would’ve got because he says clearly and plainly that is the will not make me a rocket scientist to understand that God says it is my will that you be saved and scared. Know that if you are not saved, and spirit why your company sell. I wish I knew the will of God for my life’s find that in the Scripture, let me mention the third time the Scripture when he uses the specific phrase the will of God first Thessalonians chapter 4 verse three for this is the will of God. 

Even your sanctification that you should abstain from fornication. This is a little got even your sanctification that you should abstain from fornication. What is will of God save spirit filled and sanctified, and in the Scriptures. He absolutely says this is the will of God by way of you just do those three steps to find rest of the almost axiomatic that you if you just do that and it’s amazing. So there’s a little got even your safe patient that you should abstain from fornication what is fornication. It is sex apart from the marriage sacred bonds of marriage, sometimes in counseling if your counselor pastor you had a man come to you or sometimes a woman with this proposition. Here I am married and my wife and I not getting along. We really should never got married. We don’t really love one another and our marriage is a disaster and I have discovered through love. I have discovered a God given love, there is a woman that I love a lot of my heart and she loves me and pastor I prayed about it and I really feel it’s God’s will that I marry this other woman because God does want me to be in bondage� God wants me to be happy. 

This is where happiness is pastor. 

Would you give me some advice. Somehow, I will give you advice your out of the will of God. You think God is a liar you I mean you think that God is just not take his word and set his word aside and say now I know this is what I said this is not well, but since you prayed. I change my mind. So is LOL Hadrian you’re so narrowminded. Some people are so broad-minded the mind is then in the middle. I’m just I’m just simply saying folks God is his will is all I got to do the will of God bring God’s will is best for you. God’s will is what you want for yourself. 

You have enough sense to want God as a good God, the Lord thy God is a something to share the Lord will give grace and glory no good thing will he withhold from them that walk upright. I’m just talking to you about how to Let God Confirm His Way, #1 is the Scripture you find so much of the will of God in Scripture, but not everything is found in his word. I mean, some you guys and gals. They know where you go to go to college. Oh are. Who should you marry whatever you find that in the Bible go to this is that university. The second way that God guide you is through prayer and God will guide you through prayer, beyond the shadow of any doubt. Let me give you some scriptures that teach that. 

For example, in the early church in acts chapter 1, they were wanting an apostle to take the place of Judas, who fell and listen to what it says here and they prayed and said, thou, Lord, which you noticed the hearts of all men show whether of these two. Thou hast chosen. They prayed and said, Lord, show my prayers a two-way street. So many of us want to say listen Lord to serve the speaking brother to speak, Lord, your servant, listen they have a quiet time in your prayer. This is a lost art of listening to God. God will speak directly to your heart. Director Scripture accept prayed in verse 29 Philip was a deacon that you holding an evangelistic crusade, and the Holy Spirit spoke to him. 

Listen to this I say verse 29 then the Spirit said to fill go near, and join thyself to this chariot. Philip is out there in the wilderness now being led of the spirit here comes the Ethiopian eunuch riding by the chariot in the spirit says that’s the one doing something now. 

The point I’m making is this that God will impress your spirit with the Holy Spirit that’s very mystic, but I can tell you time and time again when I have felt God speak to my heart and that sweet communion is almost again. Like I say, guiding you with his I win the first missionaries, which shows that acts 13 verse two and they ministered to the Lord and faster. The Holy Ghost said separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work where Drive called the Holy Spirit speaks God God through his word. God guides when we pray, and the Holy Spirit of God speaks to us 1/3 way the government� Enough always. Now to confirm God’s will. Bible through prayer. 

Number three through the wisdom that God gives one of the great great great promises in the word of God is James chapter 1 verse five in the says this, if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God that gives liberally to all men and abrade is not and it shall be given him is not a one of us that doesn’t want and need wisdom, but here is an unqualified promise. If any of you that applies to all of us lack wisdom that apostle let us ask of God, that giveth to all men, not some in how liberally, and it shall be given him by submitting that is true, that is not for now. What is wisdom. Wisdom is not reading something in the Scripture all that’s valid. Wisdom is not praying and letting the Holy Spirit impress our hearts so that is valid wisdom is sanctified, common sense many of us are afraid to use on my when it comes to knowing the will of God. We think that if we use our mind that we are leaning to our own understanding. Now, know when your mind is filled with the spirit of God. Don’t be afraid to trust get your heart clean get your motive clear search the Scriptures pray and then do what you think you ought to do. Donald Ray Barnhouse said 90% of the will of God is found between your ears. God gives wisdom what is wisdom. Wisdom is not emotionalism is not getting wet around the lashes and warm around the heart, liver shivers, wisdom is sanctified, since it is seeing life from God’s point of view that certain things that you have to pray about. I’m not against prayer. 

How many of you prayed about the necktie you would wear this morning and some of you should have but I’m afraid about that know me you got enough sense to know when I get up I shave I wash my face. I do this I do that God gives you. 

I’m I mean why would God renew your mind and then not use it, I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy temple in the God which is your reasonable service now. The fourth way that God is going to guide you and that is not only through the Scripture not only through prayer and Holy Spirit impress in your heart, not only through the sanctified wisdom that God gives to you, but by Provident to find out that God will providentially guide you when you get in the stream of his mercy, put down the Scripture Revelation chapter 3 verse eight I know thy works, behold, I’ve sent before the open door. 

I’ve even opened with an old man shot at time he that shot and no man open here to find out that God will open doors and God will shut doors and God will open doors and God will shut the door. 

Now here’s the third and final thing this is very important. Number one let God choose away never to let God confirm the weight and number three let God clear the way most of us think well I just knew the will of God made it all, and serenity will of God then would all be final. God’s got to make a way for you is got to clear the way. 

Now look in verse six and it says that and he will direct your paths that the word there is yeah sure is Hebrew word which literally means to clear the way. As a matter fact, the new American Standard translates it this way make your paths straight is what some of you may be looking at right now. I looked it up in another translation mate translates it this way, and he will clear the road for you. Now the word direct that he is that he will direct your path. It is a word that has the idea of clearing obstacles. Let me show you another place where it is used in the Bible. This make it crystal clear is found in Isaiah chapter 40 verses three and four and a speaks of the ministry of John the Baptist, clearing away from the side account and it says the voice of him across in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted in every mountain shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight and the rough places plain about the idea. 

It’s like John the Baptist was a bulldozer making a way for the Messiah. Here is a mountain he moves it out of the way, here’s a bold removes the way, here’s a crooked road. He straightens that road. Here is a depression. 

He fills it with dirt. 

Do you have a smooth highway for Messiah, prepare ye the way of the Lord now, the same phrase that is used, prepare ye the way the Lord is the same way same phrase is used for director Pat Seymore what he is saying is this lesson God would choose the way God will confirm the way and hallelujah God will clear the way. When you get in the will of God, God will go before you, God, my company does will clear the way God will open and no man was shot and God was shot and no man will open and God himself will take away the obstacles that keep you from his will for your life. Are you telling me that there is a God in the glory that has something he wants you to do, but it can’t be done because God’s not able to make it happen for you on God. 

I promise you will clear the way. 

That’s what our Lord. 

This is what our Lord does God gives us a burden. I God will take us up and he is the one who carries us and he’s the one who clears the way when we get in the stream of his will. God has a plan for you. God wants to light your path, if at all of your ways you will acknowledging only to your own understanding. 

Trust him with all of your heart. Given not just one tent given to intense given not one seventh given the whole we give it to Jesus and trust not tell you he will choose the one from the way in my God you he has a plan for you. What an encouraging message for each of us today, God has a plan for your life. Do you trust him with all your heart. If you have questions regarding your faith in Jesus Christ. We loved offering insightful resource. It’s on our website to discover Jesus page. There you’ll find answers, you may need about your faith, we have a response section. You can share how this message or others have made a difference in your life. Simply click discover Jesus when you go to LWF.org/radio. We can’t wait to hear from you serious about knowing God’s will for your life. Express your full dependence on him and receive his faith. Begin by knowing and trusting them by open will join us next time more timeless truth from Adrian Rogers right online worth

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