Discerning the Will of God

Discerning the Will of God Author Timothy M. Gallagher
ISBN-10 0824520335
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 10
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For everyone ready to make the shift from “What do I want for my life?” to “what does God want for my life?” In 10 lectures, filmed in the beautiful St. Clement's Shrine in Boston, Father Timothy Gallagher, presents a video guide for spiritual directors based on his bestselling titleDiscerning the Will of God. Using texts from St. Ignatius's Spiritual Exercises and real-life situations, Father Gallagher offers the spiritual director instruction on how to guide persons through the process of discernment, how to help them discern the movements of their hearts, and how to walk with them toward clarity regarding God's will. The insights offered throughout the series can be adapted to a wide range of decisions that persons may face in life. This DVD is also accompanied by a study guide, making it an ideal resource for all who want to discover where God is leading them, as well as for spiritual directors, retreat directors, and counselors.



Discerning God s Will Together

Discerning God s Will Together Author Danny E. Morris
ISBN-10 9781566995061
Release 2012-08-15
Pages 145
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Bible study, research, and fieldwork merge in this book of practical principles for decision making by spiritual discernment. The step-by-step approach can be used to help any size group learn a new way to make decisions--a way that is interactive, spiritual, and rooted in faith practices and community. Small groups, committees, church boards, church leaders at all levels, and seminary professors will find this book valuable. This is a revised and updated version of the book, originally published in 1997. This new version inclused revised and updated material, as well as a new introduction by Charles Olsen.



Discerning God s Will

Discerning God s Will Author Ben Campbell Johnson
ISBN-10 0664251463
Release 1990
Pages 167
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Popular author Ben Campbell Johnson discusses how the will of God relies on the depths of the human psyche. He addresses in specific terms how one may use intuition, imagination, and memory to ascertain the leading of God's will. Johnson claims that once God's will is sensed, one must trust that God will continue to give guidance. For each chapter, a series of reflection exercises is provided along with a brief guide to the process of discernment.



Listening to God in Times of Choice

Listening to God in Times of Choice Author Gordon T. Smith
ISBN-10 0830876197
Release 2009-09-20
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All Christians yearn to live at the center of God's will. But how to discern his will is an art that eludes many of us. And the advice we get often conflicts. Some tell us to look for a divine "blueprint"-the one perfect plan for our lives that we need to find. We are encouraged to search the Scriptures and hunt for signs, trying to uncover the map of our lives that God has drawn. Others have rejected the blueprint school of guidance for the "wisdom school." With minds renewed by the teaching of Scripture, we are to develop the wisdom necessary to make wise choices. We are told not to expect that there is just one answer to God's will for every decision we face. Several may be possible. The difficulty with both approaches, writes Gordon Smith, is that they minimize the presence and voice of God in times of choice. Instead, he argues for a third way. He suggests that we develop discernment as a spiritual discipline. By stressing the personal aspects of growing in our relationship with God, we can understand his will, not just in times of crisis but throughout our daily lives. This book provides no magic formulas, no recipes for guaranteed success-just a lot of insight, gleaned from centuries of lived Christian experience, that will guide and encourage you in the art of discerning God's will.



Discerning God s Will

Discerning God s Will Author Jules J. Toner
ISBN-10 0912422823
Release 1991-01-01
Pages 344
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Discerning God s Will has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Discerning God s Will also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Discerning God s Will book for free.



Discerning God s Will

Discerning God s Will Author Richard T. Case
ISBN-10 1943425450
Release 2016-04-26
Pages 204
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The newest work from author Richard T. Case demonstrates, from God's very Scriptures, and what many think are just principles and guidelines, the truth about God's will - that it is: Personal and planned out specifically for us. Fully knowable - we can hear His voice and receive His will. Clear, precise, and specific. Simple and beautiful. Tied to the transformation of "character" - so all can know His voice from the most immature to the very wise. The best and none better - He is for us, has fantastic plans for us, and invites us to a blessed life. Not limited to opening and closing doors. Not discerned immediately - timing is everything. With a deeper reception of these scriptural truths, believers will find their lives lifted from a struggle in mediocrity to the spectacular and exceptional. The biggest "Ah ha" of Discerning God's Will will be that it is not so much about what we are supposed to do, but what He wants to do to lead us to the spectacular life. He invites us to join Him as he leads and guides us to specific places where the spectacular life plays out. May you enjoy receiving a whole new way of walking with God in life.



Yearning to Know God s Will

Yearning to Know God s Will Author Danny E. Morris
ISBN-10 9780310754916
Release 1991
Pages 156
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A desire to know the will of God is, as it should be, the top priority of any serious Christian. But how are you to find out what God's will is? Who hasn't agonized, questioned, and then doubted and questioned again? But here is Danny Morris to the rescue with an eight-week workbook on knowing God's will. Each weeks' exercise begins with an account of a personal experience of the author from which he brings forth biblical, theological, and historical principles to help you in your search. As you respond, God's will is certain to become clearer. During the first five weeks, you will learn about the nature of spiritual discernment, discernment for the individual, spiritual intuition, ways in which God communicates with believers, and discernment as a spiritual gift. In the second part, the author shifts his focus to corporate discernment; that is, discernment within and for the church, the body of Christ. At issue here is consensus: how consensus is possible, why it is difficult, and how it works in church boards and committees. Danny Morris insists that consensus is not only biblical but practical, despite skepticism on the part of those whose experience would lead them to believe that disagreement is a way of life in church. Some maintain that consensus would never work in their congregation. But the author points the way to diminish and eventually eliminate such conflict. The third part of the workbook details a workable plan for church retreat, a time away from phones and schedules, where your group will learn how to make decisions by consensus, by group discernment of the will of God for the congregation. What better way to help move forward the work of God?



Pursuing God s Will Together

Pursuing God s Will Together Author Ruth Haley Barton
ISBN-10 9780830869787
Release 2012-05-25
Pages 253
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2013 Logos Book of the Year in Spirituality/Devotional Meetings can sap our energy, rupture community and thoroughly demoralize us. They can go on forever with no resolution. Or they can rush along without consensus just to "get through the agenda." What if there was another way? Church boards and other Christian leadership teams have long relied on models adapted from the business world. Ruth Haley Barton, president of the Transforming Center, helps teams transition to a much more suitable model—the spiritual community that discerns God's will together. In these pages you will discover personal and group practices that will lead you into a new way of experiencing community and listening to God together.



Discerning Understanding God S Will for Your Life

Discerning   Understanding God   S Will for Your Life Author Osbourne Murray
ISBN-10 9781524582166
Release 2017-02-13
Pages 142
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The book is about the importance of knowing God’s will for one’s life, which is paramount in having a harmonious and fulfilling relationship with God. When there’s uncertainty concerning the will of God in any aspect of one’s existence, it results to confusion and anxiety. Too many Christians go through life and never realize God’s perfect will during their sojourn in time. In doing so, believers are robbed of the privilege of experiencing God’s best for their lives. It also deprives them of having an overcoming, fruitful, spirit-filled, joyful, and peaceful life. Not discerning God’s perfect will for your life will cause you to live far below your rights and privileges in Christ. The recognition of God’s purpose for your life will provide a sense of identity, belongingness, vocation, and guidance, which serves to connect you to a higher purpose—the Kingdom of God. The truth is that not much attention is paid to this very critical area of Christianity today. However, it is the very heart of efficient and authentic Christian living. Without a clear understanding of God’s will in one’s life, one may feel like or even become a square peg in a round hole, especially as it pertains to identifying the appropriate ministries and where to serve effectively in the body of Christ.



Defending Royal Supremacy and Discerning God s Will in Tudor England

Defending Royal Supremacy and Discerning God s Will in Tudor England Author Daniel Eppley
ISBN-10 9781351945790
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 260
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Early modern governments constantly faced the challenge of reconciling their own authority with the will of God. Most acknowledged that an individual's first loyalty must be to God's law, but were understandably reluctant to allow this as an excuse to challenge their own powers where interpretations differed. As such, contemporaries gave much thought to how this potentially destabilising situation could be reconciled, preserving secular authority without compromising conscience. In this book, the particular relationship between the Tudor supremacy over the Church and the hermeneutics of discerning God's will is highlighted and explored. This topic is addressed by considering defences of the Henrician and Elizabethan royal supremacies over the English church, with particular reference to the thoughts and writings of Christopher St. German, and Richard Hooker. Both of these men were in broad agreement that it was the responsibility of English Christians to subordinate their subjective understandings of God's will to the interpretation of God's will propounded by the church authorities. St. German originally put forward the proposition that king in parliament, as the voice of the community of Christians in England, was authorized to definitively pronounce regarding God's will; and that obedience to the crown was in all circumstances commensurate with obedience to God's will. Salvation, as envisioned by St. German and Hooker, was thus not dependent upon adherence to a single true faith. Rather it was conditional upon a sincere effort to try to discern the true faith using the means that God had made available to the individual, particularly the collective wisdom of one's church speaking through its representatives. In tackling this fascinating dichotomy at the heart of early modern government, this study emphasizes an aspect of the defence of royal supremacy that has not heretofore been sufficiently appreciated by modern scholars, and invites consideration of how this aspect of hermeneutics is relevant to wider discussions relating to the nature of secular and divine authority.



Knowing God s Will

Knowing God s Will Author M. Blaine Smith
ISBN-10 0830875980
Release 2009-09-20
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How can we discover God's will for the complicated decisions of time, money, relationships, education and career? How do we know which is best among a variety of "good" options? In this updated and substantially expanded edition, M. Blaine Smith shows how God unfolds his plan for our lives -- through the Bible, prayer, reason, abilities, circumstances, desire and the counsel of others. He packs each chapter with stories which illustrate how he and other Christians have learned to make decisions that please God.



God s Voice Within

God s Voice Within Author Mark E. Thibodeaux
ISBN-10 9780829433043
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 242
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Many of us do not trust our own thoughts, feelings, and desires when it comes to discerning God's will. Instead we look outside ourselves to determine what God wants from and for us. In "God's Voice Within," spiritual director Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ, shows us how to use Ignatian discernment to access our own spiritual intuition and understand that the most trustworthy wisdom of all comes not from outside sources, but from God working through us. "God's Voice Within" is intended for people who know that there is more to the spiritual life than they are currently experiencing and are ready to take the next step in their walk of faith by making effective discernment--specifically Ignatian discernment--a daily practice. Ultimately, "God's Voice Within" teaches us to discern what is at the root of our actions and emotions, which in turn allows us to respond to God's promptings inside us rather than unconsciously reacting to life around us.



Learning to Hear with the Heart

Learning to Hear with the Heart Author Debra K. Farrington
ISBN-10 0787967165
Release 2003-04-14
Pages 160
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As faithful Christians, it is important we hear, see, feel, and think with the heart, for it is through the heart that we attune ourselves to the Spirit and to what God wishes for each of us. Learning to Hear with the Heart—written as a companion for your discernment journey—invites you to spend thirty days listening for God's guidance not only for the big questions of your life but for everyday matters as well. Drawing on a wealth of stories, Scripture, prayer, and questions for reflection, author Debra Farrington encourages readers to be fuller and more joyful participants in discerning the shape and direction of their lives and in learning to live closer to God. Individuals and groups can use Learning to Hear with the Heart as a companion book to the author's earlier work Hearing with the Heart or as an individual, inspirational guide to the discernment process.



God s Will

God s Will Author J I. Packer
ISBN-10 9781441235923
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 272
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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.



Finding God s Will for You

Finding God s Will for You Author St Francis De Sales
ISBN-10 9780918477835
Release 1998
Pages 147
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Discover the particular plan God has for your life. Learn what God's will is and how He reveals it in even the seemingly random events of your life. You'll see why you should love and trust in God's will, and you'll learn a sure method for discovering God's will in any situation.



Sovereignty of God

Sovereignty of God Author Arthur W. Pink
ISBN-10 9781589604384
Release 2008-08
Pages 326
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Pink (d. 1953) is noted for his independent thinking. He was so well read, and had such a photographic memory, that he could give you the page and column in a host of reference works and commentaries. This book shocked the Christian world in 1919 when he published it. He fiercely defends the sovereignty of God, and all the cognate doctrines such as the Doctrines of Grace. It is THE book to give to those just after conversion, and a prime book to give to anyone who defends the free will of man. Pink was a Baptist preacher who held pulpits in England, America, and Australia. His early training was in scientology. His conversion was instant, and complete dedication to the cause of God and truth quickly became evident. This early book by Pink lays Scripture end to end to prove God's control over all persons and events. It is uncompromising, and as such it raises the hackles on the necks of many new students of this doctrine. Persons who knew Pink seldom objected to anything he taught, because he could literally quote hundreds of verses of Scripture verbatim on the subject under discussion. This book may be overwhelming, but it is certain that its many printings have been used of God to convince people of His sovereignty. The Banner of Truth has an edition of this book, but they have abridged their edition by deleting the chapter on Reprobation. If Pink were still alive, he certainly would not have allowed this misrepresentation of his doctrinal belief: that God both elects and reprobates, as Romans 9:21?23 clearly teaches. It is an important stone to guide the steps of those who are not yet convinced of God's absolute sovereignty over all persons and events.



Hearing with the Heart

Hearing with the Heart Author Debra K. Farrington
ISBN-10 0787959596
Release 2002-12-20
Pages 272
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Only through learning to hear with our hearts tuned closely to God can we discern how we should find our way through the crowded and confusing thickets of our lives. In Hearing with the Heart, popular writer and retreat leader Debra Farrington leads you through a gentle process for discovering how to invite God's presence into every aspect of your daily life. Her story-filled discussions of key practices such as prayer, meditation, reading and reflection, and attentiveness to your body, your studies, and your relationships with your friends and family, help you discover how to be open to discerning God's will. Filled with a wealth of exercises, guidelines, and tools, Hearing with the Heart gives you the practical help you need to bring you closer to God. As you put these suggestions into practice you will find yourself opening more and more to God's infinite possibilities for you.