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Summary: Understanding the importance of following the will of God from beginning to end.

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Finishing Well in Following His Will

Will = the act or process of using or asserting one's choice; volition.

wish or desire; determination

God has a WILL for our lives.

Gal. 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

-He wants to deliver you not only for eternity, but even now to not fall into the snares of this nasty world.

Eph 6:6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

-Be careful not to just follow what looks good to the eyes of yours and of others.

There is a BATTLE of WILLS taking place.

-your carnal will

-your intelectual will (logic)

-the will of your peers

-the will of your parents

-the will of your spouse

-the will of society

-the will of the devil

-the will of demons and evil spirits

-the will of God

Not all of the aforementioned are neccessarily bad or wrong. We must realize that there is a struggle going on that affects you in following the perfect will of God.

Ro 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

-I believe that there are those who only acheive to follow the good will of God when they should be seeking HIs perfect will.

There are others who disqualify themselves from attaining the perfect will of God and the best they can do is the "acceptable".

ex. - marrying out of the will of God; certain sins which carry a lifelong stigma.

SERVE GOD BY SERVING YOUR GENERATION

Acts 13:22,36

22 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my wil.

36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption: {after...: or, after he had in his own age served the will of God}

David was far from perfect. How did he receive this testimony?

He had a very good start.

1 Samuel 16:7,13,23--key verses

He had a triumphant ending. Our facts are limited concerning his latter days, but the testimony of Scripture is clear.

The in-between times are crucial. It is not just the A and Z that are important, but everything from B to Y is the bulk of your testimony.

David had his ups and downs.

When he fell down, he repented and got back up.

He PURPOSED to PERSERVERE

You will not find His will in seeking riches, fame, fantasies, and fun.

It is about serving God by serving others in your own generation.

Not what could have been done in yesteryears, neither what I will do down the road, but what can I do right now.

There is a common addage that says "if the Lord will" or "Lord willing".

2Pe 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Are we willing to do His will right now?


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