Excellent post my friend!
My response will be even more brief.
I completely agree with you!
And for further study on this important topic I recommend:
"The Morning I Heard the Voice of God" by John Piper
"Thou Our Guide" chapter 20 in Knowing God by J.I. Packer
"Gudiance" chapter 6 in God’s Plan for You by J.I. Packer
"Finding the Will of God" by Bruce Waltke