Prophetic guidance, or ‘personal guidance’ as it’s also known, is a very important area, and one that touches every part of our lives.
But what does it mean? Firstly, ‘prophetic’ speaks of God’s intention, being conveyed or communicated by the Holy Spirit. And ‘guidance’ speaks of direction—the act of being guided, directed and led.
Prophetic guidance is when we hear God’s voice about a decision, action or direction that we are to take.
An example of someone who received personal prophetic guidance from God and acted on it is Abraham, who is known as our ‘father of faith’ (Rom 4:16).
Abraham set out from his home town and followed the call of God to Canaan. His obedience to prophetic guidance from God impacted the destiny of generations to come. You can read his story beginning in Genesis chapter 12.
3 Benefits of Seeking Prophetic Guidance:
1. It honors God when you seek and follow His plan for your life
Prophetic guidance acknowledges God has an overall purpose for your life. You want to honour Him in your decision making. As Paul said in Ephesians 2:
‘For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.’ (Eph 2:10, NIV)
2. You grow in intimacy with God as you seek Him
‘Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be’ (Psalm 139:16, NIV)
Our Father is a God of relationship. He wants to share with us and delights to have conversation with us about every aspect of our lives.
3. Your obedience to God will touch many lives for good
Prophetic guidance is powerful. Just Like Abraham’s response to God’s call to go to Canaan, decisions you make in the will of God have the power to positively impact not only your own life, but to have a ripple effect that can affect those around you, your family and generations to come.
Prophetic Guidance Master Class
When it comes to prophetic guidance, the more that is at risk, the more important it is to know we have heard God clearly—and not just concerning the vision or action we are to take. We must be mindful of the timing and manner in which we respond.
During August, I will be continuously adding video lectures to the Prophetic Guidance Master Class on the Enliven Prophetic School. This school is for anyone who would like to learn and grow in the gift and ministry of prophecy. View the current topics and enroll here
Happy Birthday Enliven Blog
This week, Enliven Blog turns 8 years old!
When I started writing, I never dreamed of where it might lead. Since 2009, Enliven Blog has 400 articles, had 1.4 million visitors, has thousands of email subscribers, and has touched countless lives.
I’m so grateful for the support of my husband ‘The Hunk’ Malcolm Calder, along with David and Margaret McCracken and the David McCracken Ministries family. This is their journey too.
I’m grateful to you, my reader.
And most of all I’m grateful to my God – the only explanation for these miraculous events is that He is the ultimate Author. What will the next 8 years bring?
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