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God The Holy Spirit (3 of 3)
Pastor Kerry Shook
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• John 16:13-15 (NLT)
The Holy Spirit …
1. Look for the Spirit's Guidance
• Matt. 7:7 (NIV)
2. Listen for the Spirit's Prompting
• Revelation 3:7b (NCV)
• Watch for open doors
• Wait for open doors
• Walk through open doors
Would you give a warm welcome to our international television audience and let them know that you are glad that they are here. Have you ever come to the place in life where you are standing in front of two doors that look a lot the same? I mean you are faced with a big decision. Maybe at first it seems like a small decision at the time, but when you look back on it you see that it has huge ramifications for your life. Or maybe it's one of those biggies where you know this is a major, life-altering decision that's staring you in the face. Sometimes I'm standing in front of two doors and I don't know which one to walk through. As a believer I know that God gives me His word, the Bible, to help me make decisions, but what about those decisions that aren't clear cut in God's word? Decisions like whether or not to take the new job or whether or not to change careers or maybe it's just a tough decision at work, those tough decisions you make on a daily basis. It's difficult to decide sometimes what to do. We are faced with two doors so many times. Maybe it's a financial decision trying to decide whether or not to buy that house or that car. Maybe it's an educational decision. Where should I go to college? Maybe it's a relationship decision. Whether or not to date that person or to marry that person. Here's the thing. When I'm standing in front of two doors that look a lot the same I just wish I could see what's on the other side of the door. I just wish I could see what's right on the other side of the door maybe five months down the road or five years down the road or 20 years down the road, but you can't and here's the kicker. Many of the decisions that I'm faced with in life aren't decisions between good and bad. They are decisions between good and best. Sometimes you walk through a door and it's an okay decision, the consequences for your life aren't devastating, but you wonder this may just be a good decision, but was this the best decision? Sometimes the good is the enemy of God's best. So, how do I find God's best for my life? Walk through the right doors in life. How do I walk through the right doors in life that lead to God's best? What if you had a personal advisor to help you with all your decisions? What if that personal advisor was able to see what's behind every door that you face because that personal advisor was in the past, present and future all at the same time.