(Lisa Bevere) “Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me” (Matt. 16:24). It can often feel like a walk in the dark when it comes to making important decisions. But that’s not what God intends for us. The reality is our Lion walks ahead of us leading the way—even if we don’t feel His presence. When we go through challenging situations that require big (or small) decisions, we need to listen for God’s guiding voice, knowing He has already made the way for us.

But how? It can be hard to discern God’s voice from the many influences that undergird our direction—voices from our family, past and fear. If we choose to hear life-draining voices rather than the empowering voice of the Holy Spirit, we will miss out on the beautiful mystery He wants us to discover. READ MORE