Shane Idleman

Shane Idleman

3 Keys to Understanding God's Will for Your Life

When it comes to knowing God's will, His Word makes many things clear. For example, we are to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and we are to love others as we love ourselves. We are to repent of our sins and believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior. However, there are many circumstances in life in which the Bible does not give specific instruction. For instance, the Bible doesn't say who to marry or where to work. When there is no instruction regarding God's will on a specific topic, the Bible provides principles that will always lead you in the right direction. Although I can't outline God's specific will for your life, God provides guidance for the journey.

Are You Truly Desperate for God’s Presence?

As most are aware, God's presence is terrifying for those facing judgment, but His presence is very welcoming, comforting, strengthening, and encouraging in the life of a believer. Throughout Scripture, the word "fire" is used two different ways — the fires of judgment or the fires of the Spirit. What fire will you experience?

When Ministry Becomes Idolatry

Idolatry hides behind phrases such as my calling, my ministry, and my gifting. What a travesty it would be at the end of our journey to find that vainglory deceived us and coveting misled us. Idolatry is putting anything before God, and coveting is desiring what others have. Both have infiltrated the rank and file of the church.