Tag Archive | god’s will

Mark 8:34 ” Then He called the crowd to Him along with His disciples and said: ‘If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.’ “

Christianity isn’t a one and done experience.  For in this verse we see Jesus didn’t address just the crowd but His disciples also…men that had been following Him for years…men that had witnessed first hand miracles, teaching, and preaching on a daily basis.  Men that should have had this concept down pat…but obviously didn’t.  Our journey as a Believer is ongoing and lifelong.  It’s a daily conscious decision of our Will to give up our self and in obedience conform to the example we have before us…Jesus Christ.  It’s a long and winding road of faith and life we need to daily direct our feet to follow.

Mark 11:51 ” What do you want Me to do for you? Jesus asked him. The blind man said, Rabbi, I want to see.”

Jesus already knew what the blind man wanted before he even spoke.  It was also quite obvious to the crowd  as this poor beggar groped and fumbled his way to Jesus what he needed.  But it wasn’t until the blind man spoke, “I want to see.”  that God’s merciful kindness and Will came into his life.  Do you lack God’s vision in your life right now?  Is He calling you into a new season, a new work and you’re hesitating because it’s going against all sound reasoning?  Do you desire His perfect purpose and plan in your life?  Then like that blind beggar, tell the Lord, “I want to see.”

Isaiah 47:10 ” I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.”

God’s plan and purpose…His Will for us,  has been set in stone since before the dawn of mankind.  His Will is that all may come to a saving knowledge of His Son, Jesus Christ.  He has established His Will for our well-being, that as long as we obey, we can only benefit from it.  So it’s preposterous for us to think that we can somehow manipulate God’s Will.  In Proverbs 19:21 it says, ” Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”  We can ignore Him, mock or defile Him…but we’re never going to change His Will for our life.

Matthew 6:10 ” Your Kingdom come, Your Will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

Psalm 40:8 tells us, “I desire ( or choose) to do Your will O my God.”  We even see Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane praying, “Yet not as I will (want), but as You will.” (Matthew 26:39)   When we seek God’s will… we desire that which pleases God and thus will create joy within us…for we will find ourselves in the center of His will…and it’s the very best place to be.

Deuteronomy 11: 26-28 ” See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse – the blessing if you obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today; the curse if you disobey the commands of the Lord your God and turn from the way that I command you today by following other gods, which you have not known.”

When God created us, He didn’t build robots.  Instead, He gave us a free will to make decisions and act on them…whether wise or foolish.  But it’s also our free will that gets us into trouble most times.  We bristle at being told what to do, and obeying the rules, in our mind, is optional.  Yes, our free will can become problematic!  So in this passage, the Lord is quite concise and deliberate in His laying out of our options.  We are given the choice…the decision is ours.  Will we obey and receive a blessing, or will we rebel and experience a curse?

Romans 8:26 ” In the sameway, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.”

We’ve all been there.  That deep moan of grief or pain escapes our lips…but that’s all.  No words are spoken…because there are no words.  Our mind is a confusing  jumble of our frail mortal condition.  That’s when the Holy Spirit can express for us the unutterable, inexpressible words we can’t find.  And that’s when the Holy Spirit can step in and make intercession for us according to the Will of God. (Romans 8:27)  The indwelling Holy Spirit is always there to pray…when we can’t.

Job 42:1-2 ” Then Job replied to the Lord: ‘I know that You can do all things; no plan of Yours can be thwarted.’ “

God is not up in Heaven right now pacing and wringing His hands…nor is there the slightest sign of uncertainty or doubt on His face.  Rather,  God is seated on His throne in total and absolute control of every situation happening today.  For there is no person or thing that can successfully oppose or block God’s Will.  That’s because His ultimate plan and purpose is always being worked out perfectly to conform to His Will…for with God all things are possible.