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A New Attitude about Being Lead By God

Psalm 25:1–5 KJV 1900
Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, Let not mine enemies triumph over me. Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: Let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: For thou art the God of my salvation; On thee do I wait all the day.

Before anyone can be lead they must submit. We must have an Attitude of Submission.

James 4:7 KJV 1900
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Submission requires a humble spirit.

Matthew 23:12 KJV 1900
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
Proverbs 29:23 KJV 1900
A man’s pride shall bring him low: But honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

God is ready to guide his people who submit

Psalm 25:4–5 KJV 1900
Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: For thou art the God of my salvation; On thee do I wait all the day.
Ps 25:4–5; Jas 1:5
See also Ex 33:12–16; Job 6:24; Ps 5:8; Ps 27:11; Ps 31:3; Ps 61:1–2; Ps 86:11; Ps 143:8

Guidance is given through the truth and counsel of God

John 10:3–4 KJV 1900
To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
See also Ps 16:7–8; Ps 73:23–24; Ps 119:35; Ps 119:105; Ps 119:133; Jn 10:3–4; Jn 10:27

Guidance is given to the penitent

Proverbs 3:5–6 KJV 1900
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; And lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he shall direct thy paths.
See also 2 Ch 6:26–27; Ps 25:9; Ps 139:23–24; Is 57:15; Is 57:18–19; Je 50:4–5; Eze 20:1–3; Eze 20:30–31

Guidance is given to those willing to obey God’s will

Matthew 26:39 KJV 1900
And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
See also Nu 14:8–9; Ps 32:8–9; Is 48:17–18; Ro 12:1–2

The role of the Holy Spirit in guidance

Luke 12:11–12 KJV 1900
And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
See also Ps 143:10; Jn 16:13; Ac 10:19–20; Ac 13:2; Ac 16:6–7; Ga 5:18; 1 Jn 2:26–27

Receiving guidance from Scripture

Psalm 119:105 KJV 1900
NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And a light unto my path.
See also Ps 19:8; Is 8:19–20; Ac 17:11; 2 Pe 1:19

God guides us by His Spirit.

John 16:13 KJV 1900
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

We must have a New Attitude about the Leading of God.

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