STILL NUMBER ONE QUESTION ASKED

June 23, 2015

praying mom

THE KNOWING THE WILL OF GOD (THIS IS STILL OUR NUMBER ONE ASKED QUESTION)

 

God has a specific or direct will for the life of each Christian. It should be our highest purpose to determine just what His will is for us and then to do it, whatever the cost.

In order to know the will of God for our lives, we must first know God Himself. We can never know who we are without first knowing whose we are. We learn to know Him as we submit more and more to His authority (Lordship), are obedient to His Word, and are led by the Holy Spirit. In direct proportion to our knowledge of Him and our submission to Him, we experience the joy of walking in His will. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5,6 KJV).

YES THERE ARE CONDITIONS IN OUR LIFE THAT CAN HINDER US FROM KNOWING THE WILL OF GOD.

  1. We must make right any conduct or relationships that may constitute a barrier against knowing God’s will. Sometimes a relationship with a sweetheart or a business partner will have to end, or some sin must be confessed.

  2. Clearing the way to God must be through confession (1 John 1:9), and with others through apologies and restitution, if necessary. “Always (have) a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men” (Acts 24:16, KJV).

  3. To do God’s will, whatever it may be or may cost. “He said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23, KJV).

  4. Seek God’s will in the light of revealed Scripture. What principles, commands or prohibitions apply? Has the Holy Spirit given any motivating verses or promises? “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105, KJV).

  5. Pray for God’s will to be revealed, and also pray that he may be spiritually perceptive enough to discern it. Isaac’s servant said, “I, being in the way, the Lord led me” (Genesis 24:27, KJV).

  6. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading, asking yourself: “Is He moving me toward, or away from, a particular course of action?” “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come” (John 16:13, NIV).

  7. “Am I at peace as I consider the factors involved? Or am I restless and impatient because of uncertainty or inner conflict?” “And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever” (Isaiah 32:17, KJV).

Scripture

“I delight to do thy will, O my god: yea, thy law is within my hear.”

            Psalm 40:8, KJV

“Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.”

            1 Samuel 15:22, KJV

“If ye love me, keep my commandments.” “If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”

            John 14:15,23 KJV

“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”

            James 1:22, KJV

“Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.”

“Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass.”

            Psalm 37:3,5, KJV

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”

            Psalm 84:11, KJV

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

Pray for Matt who has dysentery

For Marty whose favorite dog died today

Pray for Rosieta who wants to immigrate to America

Pray for Kim and her battle against cancer

Pray for David who is starting his own business tomorrow and is praying for success and the ability to give more to missions.

And pray of Martha in Argentina, we just mailed her a bible, a laptop, a phone card to call home and a commitment of $100 dollars a month for the next year as a missionary.

Martha is our first missionary sponsored by scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

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