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streetmusicOver the years, our ministry has received thousands of prayer requests. We believe in the power of the prayer of faith. However, there is one thing that has been consistent. People want to know what God wants them to do. They want to know God's will for their lives.

Recently, a man wrote and asked us to pray that God would show him what job to take. A lady also wrote and asked us to pray that God would show her if she should marry the man she was seeing or not.

Well, there is a way you can know what to do in your daily life – in your business dealings, in your family, in your ministry, and in all your everyday decisions.

There is a way to know right from wrong. The way is this: we must be led by the Spirit of God.

How can we be led by the Spirit? How can we know what God wants us to do? First of all, we must listen to God and not to man. (We’ll see how to hear from Him in a moment.) Now, don't take me wrong. It's not wrong to get good godly counsel, but ultimately you must hear from God himself and do what He wants you to do.

God will never be confused. His answers will always be clear.

Once I went to a revival where a different minister spoke each night. The ministers only attended the night they spoke. The first night, the minister's theme to his message was to "hold on." Whatever you do, "hold on."

The next night, the other minister’s theme was "let go." Whatever you're holding on to, "let it go." Some people got confused. When the meetings were over, they didn't know whether to "hold on" or "let go."

The Bible tells us, "God is not the author of confusion, but of peace." (1 Cor. 14:33) When we are led by the Spirit, we will not be confused. Instead, we will have direction and move forward in peace.

To be led by the Spirit of God, we must be born again. Romans 8:14 says, "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God."

We must also spend time with God and His Word. We cannot expect to hear from God if we never allow Him to talk. 

He can speak to us through His Word and in our hearts.

Also, something often overlooked is this: Man is a three-part being. Man is a spirit that has a soul and lives in a body.

"Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." (1 Thess. 5:23)

Here, in this scripture, we clearly see that the Bible makes a distinction between the spirit and the soul and the body. The point is this: We contact the physical realm with our body. We contact our soul realm with our intellect. And we contact the spirit realm with our spirit. We cannot be led by the Spirit of God if we never enter into the spiritual realm because the things of the Spirit cannot be understood by the natural man.

So, when you have a decision to make and you are seeking God for wisdom, remember this – you can be led by the Spirit. You can have the mind of Christ and know the will of God for your life. You don't have to be in the dark concerning your destiny. (1 Cor. 2:16)

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Author Biography

Larry Ollison
Web site: Walk On the Water Faith Church
Dr. Larry Ollison is founder and Senior Pastor of Walk on the Water Faith Church and founder of Larry Ollison Ministries. With over forty years in the ministry, he is a very popular speaker nationally and internationally and ministers the Word of Faith through radio, television, Internet, and daily e-mail devotionals. As the author of eight books (including The Power of Grace, The Practical Handbook for Christian Living, Breaking the Cycle of Offense, Life is in the Blood, and recently released The Paradise of God), he is in frequent demand for radio/TV interviews, book signings, and magazine publications.

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