Romans 12:2 "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
RENEW YOUR MINDS
SUBMIT TO GOD’S WILL
SEEK AND RECEIVE GOD’S GUIDANCE
CONFIRM WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD
DISCERN THE HOW AND THE WHEN
RESPOND IN OBEDIENCE
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
What is one reason believers may struggle in hearing God clearly?
Define the word holy? What does it mean to you personally to offer yourself to God as a living sacrifice?
Can you think of time in your life when you received clear direction from God for a specific issue? Did God respond immediately or did you have to wait? Write down the example.
When you receive guidance from God, do you confirm that what you are hearing is truly from God. Why, or why not? What are some steps you can take to confirm what God may be saying to you?
When God has given us direction, why is it difficult for us to wait until the appropriate time to act? When it is time to act, why is it sometimes difficult to follow through with God’s direction?
What is one area in your life where you need to be more obedient to God? Take some time in prayer and ask God one step you can take to grow in obedience in this area.