Original Posting At http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2019/02/seeking-gods-will.html
“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.” (Philippians 2:13 NLT)
The first thing to do as you seek God’s will is to deny yourself. Examine your heart for any selfish or worldly motives — come to the point where you are certain your only desire is to know and to do God’s will…
God will never lead you to do something that contradicts His written Word. If what you sense in prayer runs contrary to Scripture, it is wrong. For instance, God will never lead you to commit adultery, to steal, or do anything that goes against His biblical precepts. Watch for God to use the written Word to confirm what you are sensing in prayer. Don’t play games with God. Don’t look for a Scripture that seems to say what you selfishly want to do and then claim it is God’s will. That is dangerous. Don’t do it.
— Henry Blackaby, Richard Blackaby and Claude King in “Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God”