I think the most common question Christians ask is “What is God’s will for my life?” But as common as this question is, most Christians don’t know how to answer it or how to help others to answer it.
Right now my wife and I are trying to ask an even more complex question: “What is God’s will for OUR life?” Adding in the desires and doubts of another person makes it even more difficult to discern.
So I’ve been thinking about what makes discernment possible and how that works in a group and have created this guide as a result.
Discerning God’s will requires two things: learning to listen and learning to ask the right questions. Both of these things are equally important, so it is essential to discerning that the group begins by learning to rest and be comfortable in silence.
The guide contains an agenda for four meetings on
- Establishing a Habit of Silence
- Turning Towards the Light (Listening to God)
- Group Discernment
- Group Decision
The guide is simple and complete. It can be used over a month’s time, in a single day, or on a retreat. It is important, whatever you choose, to give enough time to listen. The last two meetings can be used over and over again anytime decision making is needed, so download it, print it, or put it on your phone or tablet for easy access.