Spiritual Guidance for Whose Benefit? Part 2

Julie Andrews as Maria van Trapp in The Sound of Music

Part 21 of series: How Does God Guide Us? In my last post, I suggested that God’s guidance is not only for our personal benefit, though we are surely helped when God guides us. But divine guidance is often for the sake of others, and ultimately for the sake of God and His purposes. This [Read More...]

Spiritual Guidance: For Whose Benefit? Part 1

The maze outside of the Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia

Part 20 of series: How Does God Guide Us? In my last post in this series, I told the story of a woman named Eva who tested what she believed to be the Spirit’s guidance by stepping out in faith. Through doing this, she was able to bring God’s grace to a woman who was [Read More...]

Confirming the Spirit’s Guidance, Part 2

A cliff diver in Acapulco, Mexico. Now that's what I call a leap of faith!

Part 19 of series: How Does God Guide Us? A couple of days ago, I suggested that we can confirm (or disconfirm) the Spirit’s guidance in a variety of ways, but principally through stepping out in faith. I also acknowledged that this can be scary, since it may require us to do something that is [Read More...]

Confirming the Spirit’s Guidance, Part 1

Members of Irvine Presbyterian Church caring for orphans in South Africa

Part 18 of series: How Does God Guide Us? Sometimes we won’t know for sure if we have correctly discerned the Spirit’s voice until we step out in faith. This is surely the scariest part of spiritual guidance because it requires both trust in God and a willingness to be embarrassed. But if you ask [Read More...]


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