5 Keys to Receiving Godly Counsel

5 Keys to Receiving Godly Counsel

Our first question is this- Does the Bible tell us to get  Godly counsel? What do you think?  There are over 20 exhortations to seek godly counsel
in the Book of Proverbs alone.

Deuteronomy 32:30 SAYS “IF ONE CAN PUT 1,000  TO FLIGHT, TWO  CAN PUT 10,000 TO FLIGHT”

By working together, giving and receiving godly  counsel, we can help each other get to solutions much  faster and more efficiently than we ever could on our
own.

Our ability to receive godly counsel will be increased  if we apply the following basics:

1. HAVE A PRAYERFUL ATTITUDE
As we began our preparation to give Godly counsel  with prayer we can go no better place in preparing  to receive it. Pray to have ears to hear as you present
your question, decision, or situation to the group.

2. CHECK YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR

3. BE OBJECTIVE- STATE YOUR  QUESTION / ISSUE WITHOUT  EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENT

4. DON’T BE DEFENSIVE
Being defensive tends to do two negative things. First  it shuts our ears to the possibility that God may be  speaking to us through what is being said because we are not really listening because we are preparing to  refute what we are hearing. Listening takes effort and  we can’t really listen as well when we are preparing to defend our position at the same time. Second,  our defensiveness discourages some others from  speaking. They don’t want to argue but would be  willing to offer a thought or opinion. Just take in what  is said, take notes if they help, and let God sort it out.

5. DON’T BE TOO “PROPHETIC” IN  THINKING YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT  GOD WANTS YOU TO DO
Be very careful when you say “God told me to……”  When we say that, we really preclude counsel  regarding that topic. If God tells us something we  may share it with others but not for the purpose of  counsel. Nothing can stand against or change the  counsel of God. What is normally much more helpful  and accurate is to say, “I think, feel, or believe that  God is telling me or leading me to do …….” If you  are absolutely sure God has spoken to you, you don’t  need to ask for further counsel but may perhaps need  advice concerning how to proceed.

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Ray Hilbert

Ray is the Co-Founder of Truth At Work. Prior to this role, he served as CEO until January 2016. In his role of Co-Founder, Ray is responsible for building high level strategic relationships on behalf of Truth At Work, facilitates several Round Table Groups, helps establish new markets, develops new curriculum, as well as serving as host of Truth At Work’s “Bottom Line Faith” podcast series. Additionally, Ray is in the process of writing two new books that will be released in the coming months.

Ray is also a highly sought after speaker at churches and retreats across America, where for years he has challenged followers of Christ to integrate their faith in and through the marketplace on a daily basis.He is also part of the speaking faculty for Orlando, Florida based “Man In the Mirror” ministry where he conducts seminars and retreats across the country.

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Ray is the Co-Founder of Truth At Work. Prior to this role, he served as CEO until January 2016. In his role of Co-Founder, Ray is responsible for building high level strategic relationships on behalf of Truth At Work, facilitates several Round Table Groups, helps establish new markets, develops new curriculum, as well as serving as host of Truth At Work’s “Bottom Line Faith” podcast series. Additionally, Ray is in the process of writing two new books that will be released in the coming months. Ray is also a highly sought after speaker at churches and retreats across America, where for years he has challenged followers of Christ to integrate their faith in and through the marketplace on a daily basis. He is also part of the speaking faculty for Orlando, Florida based “Man In the Mirror” ministry where he conducts seminars and retreats across the country.

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