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Lighting the Future | Part 2

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September 22, 2021 8:00 am

Lighting the Future | Part 2

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers

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September 22, 2021 8:00 am

Adrian Rogers examines Proverbs 3:5-6 to help us understand how to find God’s will for our lives.

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Global were fighting studios in Memphis Tennessee. Byron Tyler here with the CEO of lobar fighting. Born Gary today. Adrian Rogers part two in a message lighting the future and you know we live in a day of guided missiles and misguided men. That's exactly right. Nothing God wants us to live in a way he wants us to thrive, not just survive, Adrian Rogers says God will go before you, like a bulldozer. He will clear the way right and look we believe that this John 14 six I am the way the truth and the life.

No one comes to the father except through me. If God is the way Byron he will make away.

Well, God has cultivated carry wonderful plans for each of our lives and I love it. Proverbs 3, five and six is trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths. If you think for a moment that God has created us, he is saved us.

He has equipped us.

He is providentially placed us where we are not to keep us idled, but to give us purpose.

We need to learn to walk in purpose yes and Kerry think the question two is to ask ourselves if we are really serious about knowing God's will for our lives. We've got to depend fully on him and obey his trusting and obeying. There is no other way to be happy in Jesus right a great song, etc. so God will call us to himself first and then he will call us to a specific task. You know what God's will for your life. It's God and I think as we learn to rest in him. Then his will will happen automatically. I like what Adrian Rogers says the word of God will show you the will of God. And that's what lobar fighting is about getting the word of God into people's hearts so they can discover the will of God for their lives in the will of God is the highest place you can be and more. This is beautifully the week we heard from a listener through Facebook to said hearing sermons from Adrian Rogers makes me feel good inside. He gets right to the point in his sermons and his messages are so right for this time as things are so unsettled all over the world. We thank God for Adrian Rogers so she could work when it is just that, you know, again, a reminder that he was an ambassador of the word of God, and that's what lobar fund that's our call.

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Here's Adrian Rogers and Proverbs 3 verses five and six it says this trust in the Lord will all your heart, with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him In all thy ways acknowledge him and he direct God's now that's God's word. I submit use either true or false, I believe is true, elitist, or trust the Lord with all the way not under thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he really, really, really well. I promise it will direct thy paths. Now let's just write that down and look at it and the three basic things I want you to see in that text that you and I are to do. First of all, we must let God choose the way. Now we do that to ways. How do we let God choose the way weather must be a full confidence in God. Many of us don't trust the Lord enough to lead and guide us.

Sometimes my wife will save me something like this. Adrian will you do something for me was my first question what is possible.

She says I do something for me and I say what is it she said nevermind. Just trust. I go up and I say okay why because I love a girl and I know her love for me and I don't have to work and to say, close your eyes and open your mouth that you got to know a person for you close your eyes and open your mouth. Is that not right, but if you if you and you know that I love you, then you can trust them because you know and the reason many of us don't trust the Lord that intimately is that we really don't know him that intimately and don't trust your own understanding. Look at it in trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not to your own understanding and always his weight is over here is God, and over here is our understanding. Our reason and were torn between those two things we say well we take the word of God and we paraded past the judgment bar of human reason our understanding and we try to wait it out and see that is really best. Rather than this trust God is not saying that you not have understanding. He just say don't lean on your own understanding getting the word of God. Search for God's way, just as you would silver and gold. And God says that you will find that what were talking about is letting God choose your way with a personal there must be full confidence in God's in the Lord be having confidence in him must be full confidence in the Lord, but they must be faithful compliance. Now notice again. Look, if you will. In this passage of Scripture in all thy ways acknowledge him in every situation now you know surrender to plan most people what's about to give them a plan for their lives. God's plan for your life is not a roadmap. It is a relationship there must be a full confidence and a faithful compliance 20 saying, let God choose your way.

Are you really ready for God to do whatever he wants to do in your life.

I mean have you sign the contract at the bottom anywhere any time any cost.

Now if you said that I might pass to you anyway.

Can I do that, you know why you're having difficulty with that because you don't trust the Lord with all your heart, please just pray for you close your eyes open your mouth you put something in that you don't want. Just really don't trust work is always written trust and lean not standing in all ways and knowledge him and he direct thy paths.

Point number one let God choose the way. Point number two.

Let God confirm the way because you see is one thing for God to choose the way. But it's another thing for God to confirm that this is the way he's chosen that is there a lot of folks here in this building that say well yeah sure I'll do God's will know what it is. Yes, I'll say anytime, anywhere, any calls, but what is the time where is the place. What is the cost I go now. All right now the Bible says he will direct your path. If you do this you will direct your path.

Now how does God confirm the way. Once God's chosen.

The way how does God confirm the way I will mention full ways that God will confirm his will to you for your life and how godlike your future number 1 God Direct Your Way by his word by the Bible to give you some Scripture met with him about lighting your path lighting in future Psalm 119 verse 105 byword is a lamp to my feet and a light my path. The word of God.

God gave you his word that many people are wanting the will of God for their lives when they are not obeying the revealed will of God in the written Scripture and they want God to show them something else. When it is as plain as day.

What God does want in some areas and they've not done that.

For example, let me mention three times in the Bible where the Bible specifically says this is the will of God. This is a little bit.

First of all, concerning your salvation. Listen this second Peter three verse nine the Lord is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance as the will of God for you. Have you repented of your sin. Have you given your heart to Jesus Christ.

What don't quibble with me about wanting to know with Scott for your life.

Where the Bible clearly, plainly black print white papers and God is not willing that you should perish but that you should have eternal life, not willing that any shipping God wants everybody say.believe that. I hope you believe that some theologians believe God wants everybody say probably he was every mother's child safe is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

All right, that's one place adjustment to the will of God, which is not about finding God's will in the work place where he mentions the will of God. Ephesians chapter 5 verses 17 and 18 wherefore be you not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is be not drunk with wine, where the success could be filled with despair. Not only is God's will to be saved. God's will to be spirit filled. That's what he said in that passage of Scripture. Don't be unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is don't be drunk with wine, but be filled with the spirit now. Are you now sitting there listening to Adrian, are you filled with the spirit, if not you or I would've got because he says clearly and plainly that is the will not make me a rocket scientist to understand that God says it is my will that you be saved and scared. Know that if you are not saved, and spirit why your company sell. I wish I knew the will of God for my life's find that in the Scripture, let me mention the third time the Scripture when he uses the specific phrase the will of God first Thessalonians chapter 4 verse three for this is the will of God.

Even your sanctification that you should abstain from fornication. This is a little got even your sanctification that you should abstain from fornication. What is will of God save spirit filled and sanctified, and in the Scriptures. He absolutely says this is the will of God by way of you just do those three steps to find rest of the almost axiomatic that you if you just do that and it's amazing. So there's a little got even your safe patient that you should abstain from fornication what is fornication. It is sex apart from the marriage sacred bonds of marriage, sometimes in counseling if your counselor pastor you had a man come to you or sometimes a woman with this proposition. Here I am married and my wife and I not getting along. We really should never got married. We don't really love one another and our marriage is a disaster and I have discovered through love. I have discovered a God given love, there is a woman that I love a lot of my heart and she loves me and pastor I prayed about it and I really feel it's God's will that I marry this other woman because God does want me to be in bondage God wants me to be happy.

This is where happiness is pastor.

Would you give me some advice. Somehow, I will give you advice your out of the will of God. You think God is a liar you I mean you think that God is just not take his word and set his word aside and say now I know this is what I said this is not well, but since you prayed. I change my mind. So is LOL Hadrian you're so narrowminded. Some people are so broad-minded the mind is then in the middle. I'm just I'm just simply saying folks God is his will is all I got to do the will of God bring God's will is best for you. God's will is what you want for yourself.

You have enough sense to want God as a good God, the Lord thy God is a something to share the Lord will give grace and glory no good thing will he withhold from them that walk upright. I'm just talking to you about how to Let God Confirm His Way, #1 is the Scripture you find so much of the will of God in Scripture, but not everything is found in his word. I mean, some you guys and gals. They know where you go to go to college. Oh are. Who should you marry whatever you find that in the Bible go to this is that university. The second way that God guide you is through prayer and God will guide you through prayer, beyond the shadow of any doubt. Let me give you some scriptures that teach that.

For example, in the early church in acts chapter 1, they were wanting an apostle to take the place of Judas, who fell and listen to what it says here and they prayed and said, thou, Lord, which you noticed the hearts of all men show whether of these two. Thou hast chosen. They prayed and said, Lord, show my prayers a two-way street. So many of us want to say listen Lord to serve the speaking brother to speak, Lord, your servant, listen they have a quiet time in your prayer. This is a lost art of listening to God. God will speak directly to your heart. Director Scripture accept prayed in verse 29 Philip was a deacon that you holding an evangelistic crusade, and the Holy Spirit spoke to him.

Listen to this I say verse 29 then the Spirit said to fill go near, and join thyself to this chariot. Philip is out there in the wilderness now being led of the spirit here comes the Ethiopian eunuch riding by the chariot in the spirit says that's the one doing something now.

The point I'm making is this that God will impress your spirit with the Holy Spirit that's very mystic, but I can tell you time and time again when I have felt God speak to my heart and that sweet communion is almost again. Like I say, guiding you with his I win the first missionaries, which shows that acts 13 verse two and they ministered to the Lord and faster. The Holy Ghost said separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work where Drive called the Holy Spirit speaks God God through his word. God guides when we pray, and the Holy Spirit of God speaks to us 1/3 way the government Enough always. Now to confirm God's will. Bible through prayer.

Number three through the wisdom that God gives one of the great great great promises in the word of God is James chapter 1 verse five in the says this, if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God that gives liberally to all men and abrade is not and it shall be given him is not a one of us that doesn't want and need wisdom, but here is an unqualified promise. If any of you that applies to all of us lack wisdom that apostle let us ask of God, that giveth to all men, not some in how liberally, and it shall be given him by submitting that is true, that is not for now. What is wisdom. Wisdom is not reading something in the Scripture all that's valid. Wisdom is not praying and letting the Holy Spirit impress our hearts so that is valid wisdom is sanctified, common sense many of us are afraid to use on my when it comes to knowing the will of God. We think that if we use our mind that we are leaning to our own understanding. Now, know when your mind is filled with the spirit of God. Don't be afraid to trust get your heart clean get your motive clear search the Scriptures pray and then do what you think you ought to do. Donald Ray Barnhouse said 90% of the will of God is found between your ears. God gives wisdom what is wisdom. Wisdom is not emotionalism is not getting wet around the lashes and warm around the heart, liver shivers, wisdom is sanctified, since it is seeing life from God's point of view that certain things that you have to pray about. I'm not against prayer.

How many of you prayed about the necktie you would wear this morning and some of you should have but I'm afraid about that know me you got enough sense to know when I get up I shave I wash my face. I do this I do that God gives you.

I'm I mean why would God renew your mind and then not use it, I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy temple in the God which is your reasonable service now. The fourth way that God is going to guide you and that is not only through the Scripture not only through prayer and Holy Spirit impress in your heart, not only through the sanctified wisdom that God gives to you, but by Provident to find out that God will providentially guide you when you get in the stream of his mercy, put down the Scripture Revelation chapter 3 verse eight I know thy works, behold, I've sent before the open door.

I've even opened with an old man shot at time he that shot and no man open here to find out that God will open doors and God will shut doors and God will open doors and God will shut the door.

Now here's the third and final thing this is very important. Number one let God choose away never to let God confirm the weight and number three let God clear the way most of us think well I just knew the will of God made it all, and serenity will of God then would all be final. God's got to make a way for you is got to clear the way.

Now look in verse six and it says that and he will direct your paths that the word there is yeah sure is Hebrew word which literally means to clear the way. As a matter fact, the new American Standard translates it this way make your paths straight is what some of you may be looking at right now. I looked it up in another translation mate translates it this way, and he will clear the road for you. Now the word direct that he is that he will direct your path. It is a word that has the idea of clearing obstacles. Let me show you another place where it is used in the Bible. This make it crystal clear is found in Isaiah chapter 40 verses three and four and a speaks of the ministry of John the Baptist, clearing away from the side account and it says the voice of him across in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted in every mountain shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight and the rough places plain about the idea.

It's like John the Baptist was a bulldozer making a way for the Messiah. Here is a mountain he moves it out of the way, here's a bold removes the way, here's a crooked road. He straightens that road. Here is a depression.

He fills it with dirt.

Do you have a smooth highway for Messiah, prepare ye the way of the Lord now, the same phrase that is used, prepare ye the way the Lord is the same way same phrase is used for director Pat Seymore what he is saying is this lesson God would choose the way God will confirm the way and hallelujah God will clear the way. When you get in the will of God, God will go before you, God, my company does will clear the way God will open and no man was shot and God was shot and no man will open and God himself will take away the obstacles that keep you from his will for your life. Are you telling me that there is a God in the glory that has something he wants you to do, but it can't be done because God's not able to make it happen for you on God.

I promise you will clear the way.

That's what our Lord.

This is what our Lord does God gives us a burden. I God will take us up and he is the one who carries us and he's the one who clears the way when we get in the stream of his will. God has a plan for you. God wants to light your path, if at all of your ways you will acknowledging only to your own understanding.

Trust him with all of your heart. Given not just one tent given to intense given not one seventh given the whole we give it to Jesus and trust not tell you he will choose the one from the way in my God you he has a plan for you. What an encouraging message for each of us today, God has a plan for your life. Do you trust him with all your heart. If you have questions regarding your faith in Jesus Christ. We loved offering insightful resource. It's on our website to discover Jesus page. There you'll find answers, you may need about your faith, we have a response section. You can share how this message or others have made a difference in your life. Simply click discover Jesus when you go to LWF.org/radio. We can't wait to hear from you serious about knowing God's will for your life. Express your full dependence on him and receive his faith. Begin by knowing and trusting them by open will join us next time more timeless truth from Adrian Rogers right online worth

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