In our 5th week of our Bible Study, Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer, we discussed how God’s voice reveals God’s plan. We learned that God’s voice is purposeful, invitational, timely, challenging, and interconnected.
The following is my summary of our study in week 5.
Day 1: God’s Voice is Purposeful in Revealing God’s Plan
God had a plan for our lives before we were born. His plan is always best. We have to decide whether to seek out God’s plan or proceed to follow our own agendas. While seeking out God’s plan, we must know that God’s voice, His Word, will never ever contradict His character.
Day 2: God’s Voice is Invitational in Revealing God’s Plan
God wants us to join Him as His plans are revealed to us.
When you see evidence that God is moving, take it as your cue to jump on board and join Him. The Holy Spirit reveals God’s plan to us as He orchestrates the circumstances of our lives. When our spiritual eyes are open to see His divine activity on earth, He has allowed us to see them as a way to personally invite us to participate with Him. – Priscilla Shirer
Day 3: God’s Voice is Timely in Revealing God’s Plan
As I progressed through this part of the study, I remembered the story of David. I was reminded as we went through Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed (by Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, and Kay Arthur) that it was 22 years between the time David was appointed to be king over Israel and the time he actually became king.
God’s timing is perfect. His voice is timely. God reveals His purposes and His plans in His perfect time.
His timing is not just about me or you. God’s perfect timing involves His purpose and plan for everyone involved. His timing is perfect for the development and progression of our own ministries and also those connected to us.
Day 4: God’s Voice is Challenging in Revealing God’s Plan
God’s plan is not always easy. He wants us to see what He can do when we admit we can’t do it on our own. Sometimes God calls us to do things we don’t think we can do. I’m reminded of the phrase, “God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called.” I don’t know who originally said it, but it is true. God does not call us based on our own earthly abilities. He calls us. Then, He equips us to do what He has called us to do.
His Word causes me to step away from the comfort zone of my natural abilities and into the realm of His supernatural possibilities. – Priscilla Shirer
Day 5: God’s Voice is Interconnected in Revealing God’s Plan
Christian brothers and sisters need one another. We need to encourage one another and build one another up.
God can and will speak to me and direct me to His will using members of the church. – Priscilla Shirer
Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing. – 1 Thessalonians 5:11
This has been a short summary of our Bible study for week 5 of Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer. I encourage you to get your own personal copy and go through the Bible study on your own or in a small group.
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