Summary: “What is the will of God?” The big question of course, is this one: What's God's will for my life? It is a question individual Christians often ask. What is God’s will for me? some quotes based on "Experiencing God" by Blackaby
“Visions, Voices & Choices…Knowing the Will of God”
Almost everyone has a favorite bible story. When you think of all the bible stories you know…there is probably more than one that deals with the topic: “What is the will of God?” The big question of course, is this one: What's God's will for my life?
It is a question individual Christians often ask. What is God’s will for me? How do I make good decisions? What does God really want from me? Does God care about every little choice I make?
It’s a good question: So "How can you and I know God's will for my life? What does the Bible say about knowing God's will?"
At its most basic, the will of God is to repent of our sin and trust in Christ. If we have not taken that first step, then we have not yet accepted God’s will. But that is logical.
Knowing God’s will is sometimes difficult because it requires patience. Well, we know that too. It’s natural to want to know all of God’s will at once, but that’s not how He usually works. He reveals to us a step at a time—each move a step of faith—and allows us to continue to trust Him. The important thing is that, as we wait for further direction, we are busy doing the good that we know to do. (Ephesians 2:10)
God cares about what's going on in our lives. In any decision we have the opportunity to choose who we will worship. Will we worship God or will we worship ourselves? God desires to be the highest priority in every part of our lives, and thus we know it is God’s will that we worship Him.
As you study God's Word and spend time in prayer, your relationship with God grows and you begin to understand God's character. You will then be in the right place to hear God's instruction for other areas of your life. In addition to Bible study and prayer, be willing to seek godly counsel from a mentor, pastor. Why?
1)God speaks through circumstances (Story of Judi P)
2)God speaks through opportunities.(Vicar Hues? Pastor Hues)
Over the next several weeks our Sermon series we will see how God “speaks” through circumstances, and opportunities through the lives of various Old Testament characters who were just ordinary people who God used for extraordinary things. Each of these individuals asked the same question: “What is God’s will for me”.
Some like Moses answered…. … “God could you find someone else!!! Others like Samuel...thought Eli was calling him in the middle of the night…until Eli realized that it was God who was wanting to talk to the boy. We remember that God spoke to Joseph through dreams.
Sometimes God sent and angel to tell the person what is God’s will. God’s will is stated by the angel to the NT carpenter, Joseph. “Don’t be afraid to take Mary home as your wife….”
When Israel wanted a new king to replace Saul…God made Samuel go through all the brothers…. Before David was found.