Sunday, July 13, 2014

Prattville Dragoons Chaplain's Column for July 2014

Chaplain’s Column:  How To Learn God's Will For Your Life
            Have you ever wanted to know what God’s will is for your life? Many times we may wonder what to pray for or in our decision making, we may wonder whether a particular choice is God’s will. How about the question as to whether we are being an effective witness for Christ.
            Because our heavenly Father wants us to know these distinctions, He has provided the Holy Spirit to instruct and guide us. God’s Spirit discerns perfectly because He knows everything that the Father and Son know (John 16:13).
            Just as it takes time and perseverance to develop strong physical muscles, acquiring discernment requires persistence and patient submission to the teaching of the Spirit. But this is our Father’s desire for us. Why would we want anything less?
            Having spiritual discernment is the ability to look at things from the Lord’s viewpoint. In having this spiritual discernment we can begin to see the difference between error and truth. We can then see the difference in what is good and what God sees as best. We can also see what is God’s will in our lives and what is man’s will.
            But as we mature in the knowledge and wisdom of the Lord, we will be able to pray confidently to perceive God’s will and to share our faith. It is the responsibility of the Holy Spirit to help us. He will guide us into all truth. We should be willing to cooperate with the Spirit and learn from Him (John 14:25-27; 16:5-15), to study the Word of God (Heb. 4:12-13), and to put into practice what is revealed to us.
            In order to get down this spiritual road of discernment we must  walk closer and closer with God in our prayer life and listen to His still small voice give us direction in our lives.
Please pray for all the Dragoons and their families who are ill and in need of the Lord's healing touch and comfort.  Also we Thank God for the final court decisions in Selma.  the following:
Yours In Christ
Tom Snowden, Chaplain

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