Have you ever felt like you wish God would just speak to you in an audible voice and tell you exactly what to do? There are so many situations. See if you have ever heard yourself thinking one of these:
- What does God want me to do with my life?
- Which boy or girl does God want to fall in love with?
- Should I go to CTC or stay at high school and focus on academics?
- What career path is right for me? Ministry? What kind? Writing? Novels? Journalism? Where do I look for answers in the Bible? How will God let me know?
- Could God ever call you to be in the military?How do you know if you’re ready to pursue ministry or missions?
- Where would God have me serve in the church?
- Should I invest in more properties or give my extra money away?
- Should I buy a new vehicle or keep fixing a new one?
This weekend we start a new sermon series that will last until Advent, studying Life in the United States. We will talk about what everyone is talking about. Some hot topics in the church. Some hot topics in the culture. War & Peace, gender, parenting, many different subjects. These topics are gray areas, areas where Christians disagree about what to do. Because of that my goal is not to give you the ONE CORRECT perspective. Instead, the goal will be to look into the principles God has given us that we can apply to these various topics.
We start with God’s will.
What have you heard about God’s will for your life? Does God have a plan for your life? Does he have a unique plan for your life? (As in, God’s “best.”) If so, how do you find it?
Think about this Case Study – Does God have ONE person that he wants you to marry? We call that person the soulmate. We hear it a lot in our society. You need to find your soulmate, and if you do, life with your soulmate will be one, long unending explosion of romance. Further, as the picture above suggests, soulmates will be together forever. Really? Here’s the problem. There is no doubt that the idea of a soulmate is out there in our culture. But the idea of a soulmate is not in the Bible.
So if there is no such thing as soulmates, how do we know who God wants us to marry?
As we answer that question, we’ll learn principles for discerning God’s will that we can apply to many situations. We invite you to join us at Faith Church this week to learn more. We’re excited because this weekend is Worship in the Park, 10am, at Community Park on Hobson Road. Hope to see you there!