Bill GrandfieldJanuary 1st, 2012
How do we determine what God's will is for us? We have His word that gives us instruction in general, so to speak. Yet is it so general? We are told in Ephesians and other places how to conduct our marriages in some detail. This is just one example. It is our pride that puts a block on our understanding. Now consider the directions that we should take at work. Here we have to fall back on submission to Gods general instructions for our lives. However we live in a messy world and our hearts are corrupt and deceitful. We may not like to admit this but we must as it is what God says about us. The Spirit lives in us yet the old man is still there. Both have a voice, how do we know which is which especially when our ability to make good judgement is impaired by sin? God promises wisdom to those who ask for it but we must not doubt. We face a decision between two ore more alternatives. Both are honest and can be followed in truth and with compassion. Would either be equally fruitful? God has a direction for our lives, he also has a direction for the situations in which we live. So how do we determine which way to go? We pray but there is no 'sign post' to follow. Various alternatives present themselves to our concience. How do we know which is the prompting of the Spirit and which is our vanity? Can we follow the course that seems most reasonable to us and trust God to bring the success. He could bring a result that we do not like. Would this then be the right or the wrong one? We know that God works out all things for the good of those that love him. This is 'all things' however and not specific things. When we hear people speak on this subject it seems clear to me that their opinions are strongly coloured by their hopes and experiences, both good and bad. It is clear therefore that we can argue ourselves in circles with this. So, what do you think? Do we worry ourselves about it or get on and do what we believe to be correct after prayer?
SKosterMarch 31st, 2010
God met Paul on the way to Damascus. Paul's zeal against God was turnes to zeal for God.
AnonymousDecember 29th, 2010
pls help me pray for conviction of sin and true repentance for my brother canuto & sister ling so that they will commit their lives to our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ & be born again...in Jesus' Mighty Name, amen. thanks so much...
Hi, I would like to ask prayer for our 18 year old son who has walked away from God in the last year. We have been praying daily for his return to his loving heavenly Father. We would love to have you pray too. Thank you so much.
Please pray for my daughter because she is having exploratory surgery tomorrow the day before Thanksgiving. Pray that they will find and resolve the reason for the tremendous pain that is making her young life so difficult. I pray that the pain will not be great and that she will feel God's comfort and peace during this time. Thank you family in Christ for sharing with me in prayer for her.
Please pray for healing for Everette Bird who is hospitalized with pneumonia and congestive heart failure. He has been in the hospital two weeks today and his x-ray still shows infiltrate in his lungs. Thank you for your prayer support.