Target Point, Vol. 19 of 33
Today's Verse/Thought: Lining Up the Factors, 1-Is It In the Word?
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105
There are four factors that need to line up before you can be sure that it is God who is calling you into a particular direction: 1) Are you reading it in the His Word? 2) Are you hearing it by His Spirit? 3) Is it being affirmed through wise, godly counsel? 4) And, is it consistent with current circumstances?
When God calls us to a certain direction or vision He will always reveal it to us through His Word. An excellent guideline is to remain still until a clear pattern becomes evident during your regular times of reading the bible.
Remember that Psalm 119:105 contains two promises. Not only will His Word be a lamp to your feet-illuminating your daily steps, but it will also become a light to your path-a bright light focused on the place where He is taking you. You will never see God's vision for your life unless you are reading His Word.
Pray and read your bible every day. Ask God to reveal His plan to you through the written Word. Have a pen and paper handy and take note of anything you think may be jumping off the pages at you.
After some time go back over your notes or the places you may have underlined in your bible and see of there is a pattern there. I find this to be very helpful. If you may see a pattern remember that this is still just one of the four factors. Don't step out yet-read on...
Tomorrow In TargetPoint:
Lining Up The Factors, 2-What Am I Hearing?