Thursday, January 29, 2015
ALWAYS SEARCHING FOR GOD'S WILL?...
.......hate to say this but if you are ALWAYS LOOKING FOR GOD'S WILL in your life you want find it.
That search will lead you in always trying to find it, causing you to live "like a termite in a yoyo". You get the picture?
So, you are saying, "I dare you say such a thing... you "Can't find God's Will"? You can't the way you are going about it.
You see, when you become a follower of Jesus Christ, you receive His Holy Spirit. He came to live inside you to guide you in all your ways.
Look at Romans 8:11 ESV, "If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you"...WOW this is Powerful!
Since He has residence within you don't you think you are the Will of God acting out the plan He has for you/Him to accomplish? Think on that for a moment...
When my husband and I discovered this Truth and got out of the rat race of TRYING to Find "IT", we found peace. It was wearing us out, causing major discouragement, thinking God was to blame. We came to the end of ourselves...finally!
A surrender to His Will brought a Rest in Him. At this time, we then felt the ball was in our court, so to speak. It caused us to know we could make choices and the door would be wide open or shut tight.
Sometimes I felt more comfortable with closed doors than open ones. The open ones were scary like the children crossing the Red Sea must have felt. But you know what? When they put their foot in the water...you know the rest of the story.
3 things come to mind in this process of Walking Out the Will of God:
1. Get alone with God ask Him to guide you as you "walk in the Spirit", Gal. 5:16.
2. Take a piece of paper and list your opportunities. Then for each one make 2 columns. In one write, What are the Positives in this choice? and the second column write What are the Negatives in this choice? You will begin to feel what is more appealing with the circumstances involved, ie. eternal value, cost to your family and of course pay and benefits, after all you have to survive, right?
3. Lastly, give it to God and wait. You will hear that still small voice saying, "Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it" Isaiah 30:21NIV. You will Know. He didn't leave us down here to figure it out all on our own saying, "look at them down there walking in ever increasing circles trying to find my plan"...NO a Big NO!!!
I can guarantee you this will work. I have followed my husband in full time ministry for 40+ years. I appreciate the fact that he has included me in all the decisions he had made. In fact, the above evolved out of what God planned in and trough us.
It has been plain and clear what we were to do. Sometimes it was scary and cold but it was all part of the whole picture "a step to the step", you could say.
It does not have to be hard for anyone. Enjoy life and let Him Live His Life Through you. It Fits like a Glove because it will be designed for you and His Kingdom because after all, isn't that what it is all about?...