Also called: Decision Making, God as Shepherd, Knowing God’s Will
The act of seeking God’s purposes and plans for people.

Top Bible Verses about Guidance

Exodus 13:21–22

And Yahweh was going before them by day in a column of cloud to lead them on the way and by night in a column of fire to give light to them to go by day and night. The column of cloud by day and the column of fire by night did not depart from before the people. Read Exodus 13:21–22
Psalm 23:1

Psalm 23:1–3

Yahweh is my shepherd; I will not lack for anything. In grassy pastures he makes me lie down; by quiet waters he leads me. He restores my life. He leads me in correct paths for the sake of his name. Read Psalm 23:1–3
Psalm 119:105

Psalm 119:105

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Read Psalm 119:105
Proverbs 3:5–6

Proverbs 3:5–6

Trust Yahweh with all your heart; do not lean toward your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will straighten your paths. Read Proverbs 3:5–6

Matthew 4:1

Then Jesus was led up into the wilderness by the Spirit to be tempted by the devil, Read Matthew 4:1

Acts 16:6–10

And they traveled through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been prevented by the Holy Spirit from speaking the message in Asia. And when they came to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them. So going through Mysia, they went down to Troas. And a vision appeared to Paul during the night: a certain Macedonian man was standing there and imploring him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us!” And when he had seen the vision, we wanted at … Read Acts 16:6–10

Famous Christian Quotes About Guidance, Decision Making, God as Shepherd, Knowing God’s Will

“How Ready Are We to Go Astray!”

We are like poor helpless sheep; the devil is too subtle for us. What is our strength! What is our wisdom! How ready are we to go astray! How easily are we drawn aside into innumerable snares, while in the meantime we are bold and confident, and doubt not but we are right and safe! We are foolish sheep in the midst of subtle serpents and cruel wolves, and do not know it. Oh how unfit we are to be left to ourselves! And how much do we stand in need of the wisdom, the power, the condescension, patience, forgiveness, and gentleness of our good Shepherd!

Jonathan Edwards

A Deliberate, Intelligent Purpose

This is the one purpose of God, the great worker in heaven, the source and master of all work, that the glory of His love and power and blessing may be shown. This is the one purpose of Christ, the great worker on earth in human nature, the example and leader of all our work. This is the great purpose of the Holy Spirit, the power that works in us.… As this becomes our deliberate, intelligent purpose, our work will rise to its true level, and lift us into living fellowship with God.

Andrew Murray

Our Wills Become One with God’s

It is inherent in this state

Of blessedness, to keep ourselves within

The Divine Will, by which our wills with His

Are one. So that as we, from step to step,

Are placed throughout this kingdom, pleases all,

Even as our King, who in us plants His will;

And in His will is our tranquility.

Dante Alighieri
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