When seeking God's guidance, one big pitfall to avoid is dividing life into big things (for which we want God's attention) and small things (for which we don't ask God's guidance). Believers should try seek out what is pleasing to God instead of focusing on trying to derive His specific will and plan for their life. This article calls for a life of obedience.
Sometimes people speak about there being two types of Christians - those who show their faith by holy lives and those who do not. This is not biblical, since true faith transforms lives to be holy. There is no such thing as a carnal Christian. This thinking robs Christians of assurance and fills the church with unbelievers.
Looking at John 3 and Jesus' encounter with Nicodemus, this article shows the need to be born again in order to understand the gospel and enter the kingdom of God. To be born again is God's work through the Spirit in giving us new life. The fruit of this is faith, love, holiness and an appetite for God.