New Believers Bible - Flipbook - Page 115
3. Understand the Simplicity of the Gospel. The message of the gospel is
simple yet powerful (see 1 Corinthians 2:1-5, page 1027).
4. Share Your Own Story. Never underestimate the strength of your personal
testimony (see Acts 26:1-23, page 999).
Have you ever wondered about the future? Have you pondered the answers to
such important, life-changing decisions as whom you should marry or what
career path you should pursue? More than likely, most of us have asked these
questions and wondered if God has a definite plan or opinion on the matter.
With that in mind, here is some good news: God is vitally interested in your life,
and he does want to lead you in your decisions.
Jesus called his followers friends (see John 15:15, page 955). As God’s friend,
you already have an “inside track” in discovering God’s will for your life. It is
called the Bible. There you will find God’s general will for your life (such as
putting God first in all you do and following God’s guidelines for marriage), as
well as some principles to follow when seeking his specific direction for your
life. In the end, finding God’s will comes down to living out what you read in the
Bible and then living by faith. Here are five steps you can take as you seek
1. Unconditionally Surrender Your Life. Certain conditions must be met if
you want to know God’s will for your life (see Romans 12:1-2, page 1013).
2. Realize That God Has a Plan for Your Life. Your life has purpose and
meaning, and God wants to reveal it to you (see Jeremiah 29:11, page 677).
3. Act upon What God Has Already Revealed in Scripture. God has
already given us some specific guidelines to follow in his Word (see
1 Thessalonians 4:1-8, page 1087).
4. Trust God Completely. There is nothing more reassuring than entrusting
an unknown future to a known God (see Proverbs 3:5-8, page 543).
5. Listen for God’s Voice. Sometimes God speaks to us in a quiet voice (see
1 Kings 19:11-13, page 311).
When you hear the word disciple, do you immediately think of the Twelve who
followed Jesus during his ministry on earth? Many people do not realize that
Jesus still has disciples in this day and age. While every disciple is a believer, not