Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Most important approval, God's!

If man's approval is more important than God's approval, we are seeking the wrong approval! If we truly seek God's approval, the other will work out as well! I Thessalonians 2:4

"But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts."

Though we do seek counsel, and we need to, there are times when God has spoken to us, that should be good enough. If we are spoken to by God, and we still seek man's approval about it, then we are missing an encounter with God. Our relationship with God needs to be as such, when we hear His voice we know it's Him! And when we talk to men, just in conversation, His word to us gets confirmed in a way only God could do.

So when we are looking for approval in God's leading, more times than not, God has answered us and has given us the direction He wants us to go. We just need to step out in faith and go! God would not have spoken to you, and caused you to be confused or uncertain. That comes from Satan, not God! He is not the Author of confusion, He will not have you do anything that goes against His word. 

Sometimes it is nice to have that confirmation from others, but not always. God does not need man's approval, just our obedience and a willingness to just respond because we know for certain the voice we are hearing. We have been learning a lot about this type of faith in our Bible study, Experiencing God. I would highly recommend this study to any believer as it will challenge you to grow even more, and take you on a faith journey many have yet to experience.  

Jesus said, "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me." John 10:27