WHEN YOU KNOW GOD’S WORD FOR YOURSELF, NOBODY CAN DECEIVE YOU.
Some years ago, a lawyer had an argument with a cab driver about taking him to a destination. I overheard him say: “Listen, I say, take me to where I want to go. Do you know who I am? Huh? Do you know who I am?” The cab driver looked at him and said, “I […]
To know the will of God can be challenging. However, God’s Word says that if you let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind, then you will be able to know the will of God.
DON’T COPY THE BEHAVIOR AND CUSTOMS OF THIS WORLD, BUT LET GOD TRANSFORM YOU INTO A NEW PERSON BY CHANGING THE WAY YOU THINK. THEN YOU WILL LEARN TO KNOW GOD’S WILL FOR YOU, WHICH IS GOOD AND PLEASING AND PERFECT. – ROMANS 12:2 NLT
How do you know God’s will for your life?
You have to live for Him. Surrender to God and tell Him to guide you and direct your path. He speaks to us in different ways.
Sometimes we hear a still small voice (1 Kings 19:11-13) which the world calls ‘instinct, intuition, sixth sense’ (which believers with a personal relationship with the Lord call the Holy Spirit, our Comforter, Counselor) saying: “Don’t do it…Don’t go there tomorrow… Don’t be their business partner…Don’t marry her…Don’t marry him….Stay in the job for a little while longer, something good is coming…Don’t travel tomorrow…Don’t trust that person…Wait, this is not the job for you…The season is over, take the next step…”
In many cases, the flesh takes over and we don’t listen.
Beloved, the will of God is good, pleasing and perfect. “The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich, and He adds no sorrow with it” (Proverbs 10:22 NLT).
Take authority and use your mouth to pray God’s Word back to Him – pray using the Scriptures.
- Why do ministries compete with each other?
- Why are church leaders afraid of new churches starting in their areas?
- Isn’t it wonderful to know that another army has risen to join the work to set the captives free? Shouldn’t there be support?
- Why are some church leaders not genuine with each other?
- Why is there criticism and back-biting among church leaders?
IN ALL THIS COMPARING AND GRADING AND COMPETING,
THEY QUITE MISS THE POINT – 2 CORINTHIANS 10:12 MSG
This is a reality and it is sad. I believe it should be a collaboration with one mission. The focus should be on Jesus Christ and the Gospel. Teach the Word. Preach the Word. Obey the Lord. When the focus shifts to something else, there’s big trouble.
What are your two cents on these issues? Why is the church fighting with each other? Why is there competition in the church? What is happening to the body of Christ?
Pray God’s Word Back To Him and It Won’t Return Void
The Lord Himself says, ‘remind Me…put Me in remembrance’ (Isaiah 43:26), so don’t underestimate this method and power of praying God’s Word back to Him (reminding Him of His promises). Pray with everything you’ve got believing that what you have prayed for, you will receive.
“God, are you avoiding me? Where are you when I need you? I have been asking for the Lord’s help for a long time but He is not answering me. Why has God not answered my prayers? Am I doing something wrong? Am I praying amiss? What’s the point having persistent faith if He won’t answer me anyway?”
Does that sound familiar?
Do you know that He may have answered you already but you refused to listen? God answers in three ways: Yes, No, Not now. Often we don’t like the last two. We want a YES all the time even when it may be bad for us. Which father would give his child a snake if he asks for fish or which one would give his child a stone if he asks for bread?(Luke 11:11-12)
Israel wanted a king (1 Samuel 8) and kept demanding. Through Samuel, God told them that this king would not be good for them and many bad things would happen but they didn’t listen. Samuel informed them: “If you have a king ruling over you, this is what he will do: He will take your sons… He will take your daughters… He will take your best fields… He will take one-tenth of your grain and grapes…He will take…” (1 Samuel 8:10-18). The king will take and take and take. Definitely not what was good for them.
They were forewarned that having a king wasn’t going to be good for them, but they still wanted it. God answered them and gave them Saul. In the end, it happened as it was foretold (1 Samuel 14:52; 22:7).
It’s very disastrous to walk outside God’s will – running around in circles, wasted years, regrets, heartache, fear, no peace of mind…Can you handle that? Beloved,“If you hear God speak today, don’t be stubborn” (Hebrews 4:7 GW).
Pastor, Jeffrey J. Boone, Sr.
Abundant Life Comm. Christian Church
3293 Brinkley Rd.
Temple Hills, MD 20748 United States
Tel: (301) 505-7292
Presiding Bishop: James D. Corbett
1104 N. Memorial Drive
Greenville, NC United States
Tel: (252) 752.5683