The lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for award-winning contemporary Christian band Tenth Avenue North shows readers that by seeking God first and focusing on serving Him, we can live daily in His will. "Perhaps God isn't giving me the plan because He wants to be the plan." This was the aha moment for Mike Donehey after years of wrestling with his obsession to know God's specific plans for his life. He came to the realization that waiting for absolute certainty from God before making decisions may seem uberspiritual, but it can lead to a life of intense stress, paralyzing fear, and crushing regret--just the opposite of the freedom granted to those living a Christ-filled life. "This is my story...how I gave up begging to know God's will and began to ask His life to come and change my will." With his signature humor and relentless hunger for God, Mike will show you that discovering the Father's purpose and plan for our lives is not the shell game that we all too often make it out to be. If you're unsure what to do next, take heart and accept the ultimate invitation: learn to see God as the plan, not simply the formula to the plan.
ECPA BESTSELLER • The lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for award-winning contemporary Christian band Tenth Avenue North shows readers that by seeking God first and focusing on serving Him, we can live daily in His will. "Perhaps God isn't giving me the plan because He wants to be the plan." This was the aha moment for Mike Donehey after years of wrestling with his obsession to know God's specific plans for his life. He came to the realization that waiting for absolute certainty from God before making decisions may seem uberspiritual, but it can lead to a life of intense stress, paralyzing fear, and crushing regret--just the opposite of the freedom granted to those living a Christ-filled life. "This is my story...how I gave up begging to know God's will and began to ask His life to come and change my will." With his signature humor and relentless hunger for God, Mike will show you that discovering the Father's purpose and plan for our lives is not the shell game that we all too often make it out to be. If you're unsure what to do next, take heart and accept the ultimate invitation: learn to see God as the plan, not simply the formula to the plan.
The graveyard is full of unfulfilled dreams and visions. Every successful Christian must know who they are and who they are not. Not what the color of their skin says, nor their education, the society, their bank account nor their present situation. Wrong identity brings wasted potential. Tobenna under strong anointing leads you step by step on how to maximize your God given potential. Pastor Kayode Peter Abiding Word ministries.
Have you wondered what your "real purpose" in life is? Does it seem like you are simply going through the motions of a daily routine to fulfill your responsibilities like a mouse running on its exercise wheel? Same empty thing, different day! Has your discouragement made you wonder if it is even possible to really know your life purpose and God's design and plan for your life? You are not alone! Your pain and frustration have been shared by many including me. I want to assure you that there is hope and there are answers! You may have been told that many times, but your painful experiences have convinced you to stop believing it. In my search for answers I learned that in order to be truly fulfilled in this life I need to know the One who designed me, the purpose for which He designed me, and how to find and follow His direction to fulfill that purpose. That is the only path to genuine peace and purpose!
Step Into Wonder Has your breath ever caught at the sight of a sunset? Have you ever stopped in your tracks to listen to a birdsong? When was the last time you stood in awe of the world around you? If it’s been so long you can’t remember, living life at a sprint might be leaving you nature blind. If you’re feeling stressed, disconnected from God, and disenchanted with life, this book will help you find solace for your scattered soul. Through storytelling, practical application, and reflective questions, Laurie Kehler invites you on a journey of discovery to… escape the crazy and reset your spiritual compass to explore pathways of peace seek connections with nature and others—starting in your own backyard recognize God’s work in creation and in your life as you live in expectation of his promises Are you ready to set out on a new kind of adventure? Consider this your trail guide for uncovering God’s signposts in the world and revealing his fingerprints on your life.
Christians know that we are to walk the walk that Christ walked, making everyday decisions as God would have us do. The recent popularity of the WWJD? Movement highlights this desire. Yet few Christians take the time to explore God's Will in every aspect of their lives and set goals that reflect a biblical approach to everyday life. D. James Kennedy uses biblical principles forged in his own life and in the life of the church to highlight practical ways for believers to go deeper in their spiritual walk and set long-term goals according to God's Will. Readers will learn to partner with Christ and set goals that will affect the way they interact with family, friends, church, community, colleagues, and their environment.
A roadmap for uncovering God's plan and purpose for your life.Every Christian has struggled to grasp God's plan for their life. This practical, biblically-based guide will share how you can find God's will for every area of your life.
In Real Life to the Extreme, Bruce and Stan explore questions that weigh heavily on the minds of young adults pertaining to the future: What, exactly, is God's plan for my life, and how detailed is that plan? Can I miss out on God's will if I make the wrong choice? How do I manage parental expectations -- what if I'm a disappointment to them? Should I stick close to home -- or venture farther out, either for school or work? Figuring out free will vs. God's plan can be confusing. This book will help readers keep balance.
What would happen if you admitted you weren't a good person? It's a seemingly crazy question. From priests to prisoners, nearly everyone thinks they're morally better than average. Why change our minds? Why admit the truth about ourselves? In his conversational, fun-to-read, and delightfully self-effacing style, Brant Hansen shows us why we should fight our drive to be self-righteous: it's breathtakingly freeing. What's more, just admitting that we're profoundly biased toward ourselves and want desperately to preserve our "rightness" at all costs even helps us think better, make better decisions, be better listeners, and improve our relationships with God and others. Hansen draws from biblical insight and the work of everyone from esteemed social psychologists to comedians to make his point: the sooner we get over ourselves, give up the "I'm good" internal dialogue, and admit the truth, the sooner we can live a more lighthearted, fruitful, fun-loving life. This book is about the freedom of childlike humility. After all, as Hansen writes, the humble life is truly your best one.
This interactive devotional is for the person who isn't satisfied with a dry faith. If you're dying to hear God's voice, the good news is that you can! Jesus is the door, and He has opened Himself up to you. He wants to put the "personal" back in the personal relationship that we tell others we have.
Did you know you can find glory everywhere? Finding God at the Kitchen Sink is a collection of reflections for those seeking solace in this fallen, confusing, and disorderly world. Did you know you can find glory everywhere—in God’s creation, in His Word, in relationships, and in the details of everyday life? Maggie’s gut-honest perspective will help you see that God shows up even where we least expect Him, like in the pain and ache of life. With stories that teach us to pay attention to His Presence, to the God who is always here and is always for us, Finding God at the Kitchen Sink changes the way we see everything. Those with bruised up hearts who are plodding along, simply existing, will come away with a heaping amount of hope that there is indeed purpose in the mundane and glory in the grime.
Pastor Gregg Matte writes, “God’s will is not the needle in the haystack discovered only by ‘Navy SEALs for Jesus’; it is actually the hay in the haystack to be found by every believer.” This is great news for any Christian who has ever wondered about finding and living in the will of God. Through an extensive, intimate examination of God’s encounter with Moses in the burning bush, Finding God's Will invites readers to shift their understanding of God’s will from an event to be experienced to a process to live; God’s will is what happens when we seek Him. Readers will find out how to be on the lookout for their own burning bushes; how to focus on pleasing God and how to expect God’s power as they seek His will. They may also be surprised to find that, as they seek a deeper relationship with God, His direction and guidance become clear. A life centered in God’s will is a promise offered to every believer and now everyone can learn how to receive that gift.
As a follower of Christ, I have a purpose in each day I live. What is that purpose? How do I find it? The Bible says to "call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom, and from His mouth come knowledge and understanding" (Prov. 2:3–6).God's purpose did not change as I aged. His purpose when I left home to begin nurse's training at age nineteen was the same when I moved to Alaska as a widow at age seventy-five. The words on these pages are the result of my own digging into Scripture to see what God asks of me. It is my testimony regarding His leading in the past and my personal challenge to follow His purpose for the rest of my life. As I do what I know to do, the Lord will guide the next step, and then the next, one at a time. What He asks of me is a yielded heart when He says, "Follow Me, serve Me, worship Me" to the end of my life.
Refreshing, and surprising, insights on finding God's will from the author of "A Grace Disguised". "The Will of God as a Way of Life" can help readers surrender their anxiety about the future so they can live this present moment in peace and joy. It offers them a practical guide, based on the wisdom of Scripture, that can help them prepare more effectively for the future.
From the leadership of Proverbs 31 Ministries comes this essential book for every Christian woman who wants a more balanced life. Using the principles of the Proverbs 31 woman, the authors invite the reader to learn seven vital ways she can prioritize her life: Revere Jesus Christ as Lord. Love, honor, and respect her husband. Nurture her children Create a loving environment for family and friends. Faithfully oversee time and money. Mentor others. Develop Godly friendships. Extend herself to meet community needs. Previously published by Moody Publishers as Seven Life Principles for Every Woman. Revised with added study guide.
Seeking God's guidance is a focus for many believers. We want to know what God has planned for our lives. Are we making the right decision? Are we in his will? For some people, knowing God is guiding their lives makes them relax and enjoy the ride. But others fear making the wrong choice and find themselves paralyzed as they wait for signs from above. J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom answer these fears with God's Will. With solid biblical footing, they shed light on the notion of God's guidance in response to the many misunderstandings well-meaning Christians can have. Readers seeking God's will in major life decisions, as well as anyone interested in understanding how God guides us, will welcome this practical and inspiring book.
In this era of "life makeovers," personal coaches, and success-oriented mission statements, many people are working hard to get it together. They're looking for a good life, which at its core includes wanting their time to count for something, to be meaningful and mindful. But as Christine and Tom Sine point out, "more and more people are missing the best and settling for less." Living on Purpose presents a true life-changing strategy--one rooted in God's greater purposes for our lives, not merely our own desires for success. The book has a laser-focus on God's mission and vocation for each of his children, and it shows how staying on his course will lead to the very richest and most fulfilling life. Questions for reflection and discussion make Living on Purpose ideal for group use. The Sines help readers make the connection between their everyday pursuits and goals and God's will for their lives. They show how to draft a personal or family mission statement to reinvent "timestyle" and lifestyle, using relevant examples from the Bible and other writings. Packed with inspiring stories and practical how-to, Living on Purpose leads readers to a more relaxed, festive, and meaningful life that truly counts--for today and eternity.