Decision Making God's Way
Fri, 22 Jan 2010 - 1:34 PM CST
By Gary Meadors. Baker Books, 2003. 240 pages.
With tips like “know your Bible” and “seek counsel,” Gary Meador lays out a process for doing God’s will. While some of his advice, including the aforementioned, will seem elementary, the book as a whole is helpful for people who feel they are always trying to “find” God’s will, rather than simply living it.
A big focus of Meadors’ and one that permeates much of his book is found in his second chapter, “The Need for a Transformed Mind.” He explains that humans derive meaning from the world around them on the basis of how they think about life or view circumstances in their lives. Recognizing this can help guide a person through the landmines of life as they realize their hearts are inherently wicked. In another thought-provoking chapter, Meadors continues this thought, asserting that many Christians assume that if God knows the future, he will surely guide them through that maze. This sentiment, Meadors argues, is propelled by their self-centered desire to control their world. In keeping with his warnings of people’s innately evil natures, he advises readers to continually examine their hearts, daily discovering what strategies they are subtly concocting to manipulate God.
Gary Meadors’ Decision Making God’s Way can provide relief for the Christian who feels they are continually struggling through life, floundering from one hard decision to the next.
Recommended for pastors, adult teachers, or lay persons.