Message: How To Discern God’s Plan For Our Life?
Message Focus: What Are Two Ways of Determining God’s Direction?
Scripture: Proverbs 16:1-9; Proverbs 3:5-6
This Week’s Memory verse: Proverbs 16:3 (ESV) — 3 Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be
This Week’s Prayer Focus: “God helps us to trust our lives to you. God please give us to courage to walk in confidence that you will guide us in every step we take. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.”
I. COMMIT ALL OF OUR ACTIONS TO GOD (Proverbs 16:3a; Prov 16:1-3)
Depend on the Lord in Whatever You Do
“Commit Your Work to the Lord (Prov 16:3a – ESV)” – Crf: Psalm 22:8
v. 1 – God has all knowledge
v. 2 – Man has limited knowledge
Commit – Entrust & totally depend upon God, submit your will completely to God.
Actions – Work, Efforts, marriage, singleness, finances, your heart, mind, home & ministry
Lord – Our Redeemer, our God, our everlasting Savior Who died for our sins, and He is the only One Who loves us more than anyone else in the World
(a.) Careful planning; (b.) Weigh decisions to be made; (c.) Ask God in prayer for direction
II. OUR PLANS WILL ONLY SUCCEED WITH GOD (Proverbs 16:3b; Prov 16:4-9)
Our Thoughts, Designs, & Goals Will Be Achieved Because Of What God Does
“……and your plans will be established (Prov 16:3b – ESV)” – Crf: Psalm 37:4-5; 119:133
In God’s Plan ….. He works all things out for His God (Romans 8:28)
V. 4-5 – At the end (judgment), the saints & aints (un-repented sinners) will all glorify God
V. 6 – We are forgiven & we run from evil, we fear God, we are faithful & walk in God’s love
V. 7 – Our enemies will have peace with us, b/c we successfully please God in all things.
V.8 – God would rather for us to have little of life’s stuff and have a relationship with Him, than to have the world’s stuff and have injustice, sin and no relationship with Him.
V.9 – God’s sovereign will, over rides man’s plan, to fulfill His purpose to bless our lives.
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