Saturday, November 20, 2010

Doing the Will of God, Part 1

Reading this chapter from Pastor Edmund Chan's (he's from CEFC) book, "Growing Deep in Faith", that Sandra shared with us during lifegroup last night.

"Unless we know God's will, and in so doing walk in His ways - to fear Him and keep His commandments - we may think that we are doing things that please God, and yet be totally wrong! We may think that we are doing what God wants, but without knowing God's will and walking in His ways, we fail to do what God requires in the Scriptures.

Thus God's challenge for us is to fear Him by knowing His will for our lives, and to be true to His calling by walking in His ways. And the only way to know His will and His ways so that we may walk in then us through the Scriptures."

At this point, I think quite a few of you will ask, "How then can I know God's specific will for my life?"

Think greater minds like Rick Warren and Henry Blackaby have written amply on this. Basically we shouldn't be asking, "What is God's will for MY LIFE?" But we should ask, "What is God's will, what is He doing today, and how does He want me to align my life to His will?"

If we want to know God's SPECIFIC will for our lives, we must first know and follow God's GENERAL will for our lives! Makes sense, right?

Living life was never meant to be about our glory. All things, including us, were meant to be for His glory. "He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together." If He does not hold absolute supremacy in our lives, our lives cannot but help fall apart. And we will never be truly happy until we have discovered and are living out what God made us to do and be all along.

THY kingdom come, THY will be done
On earth as it is in heaven!

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