2020 Vision (Part 1) “Finding and Following God’s Guidelines into a New Journey” (Col. 1:9-10) Seeking God’s Guidance
Theme: Desiring God’s will over our own enough to seek it.
Introduction: We often hear people (and even we ourselves) say, “I just wish I knew God’s will in this,” or, “I just wish God would send me a sign or speak to me from heaven about that.” The good news is, God’s guidance is available and discernible. And, we can have 2020 Vision when we trust it as we head down the road of this new year. In or text Paul’s prayer of concern for the church and Christian’s at Colosse, is very fitting for today’s church and Christians. “That we the church, avoid doctrinal compromise by seeking God’s guidance and strengthening Christian practices. (Notice Paul’s prayer has three major requests to get this accomplished.)
Conclusion: If we want to know and understand God’s will for our lives it can be found with a commitment to seek it. In such a case those who do can have 20202 vision and be filled with the knowledge of His will, function in the practice of His will and find themselves fruitful and fully pleasing to the Lord as we travel down the road of this new year.
2020 Vision (Part 1) “Finding and Following God’s Guidelines into a New Journey” (Prov. 3:5-6) Trusting God’s Guidance
Theme: Acknowledging God’s ways are higher and better than our own
Introduction: We are standing today at the gate of a new year. We see the road ahead, and along this road there will be many routes we can turn down that will inevitably take us in different directions. In our text we are not only promised a safe and secure passage, but a successful arrival if we will trust in God’s guidance.
Conclusion: As we stand at the gate of this new year, looking down the road, let’s begin the new year by acknowledging: God wants to give us His guidance. He knows our need for it; He knows our failure without it. But right now He is waiting for us to pay attention to Him, trust Him with our whole heart and to reject our own abilities to guide ourselves.
He desires to give us the 2020 vision we need to travel down this new road.