Thursday, January 24, 2008

Discovering God's Will

I've been listening to some podcasts from North Point Church in Atlanta about discovering God's will. Andy Stanley is one of my favorite teachers. A few memorable quotes:

- "God does not give us direction for consideration. He gives us direction for participation." - when we're surrendered and say "YES" even before we ask, He's going to make His will crystal clear.

- "I do not get to know God and then do His will. I get to know Him more deeply by doing His will." - Phillip Yancy - God's more concerned about us knowing Him than knowing His will. It all point back to relationship.

- "We receive enlightenment only in proportion as we give ourselves more and more completely to God by humble submission and love." - Thomas Merton - the enlightenment follows the surrender. The person who waits to see clearly before they start, never begins the journey.

Here is the link for the first in this series. It's free of course.

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