Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Understanding And Obedience!

The Lord GOD has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned backward. (Isa. 50:5) 

Our greatest struggle is not in the realm of understanding the will of God; it's in the realm of obeying the God whose will it is. To be painfully honest, when you and I look back at our lives, we do not find ourselves puzzled and mystified about God's will nearly as much as we find ourselves stubborn and resistant to the One directing our steps. Our problem isn't that we don't know; our problem is that we do know but aren't willing to follow through. 

That's the basic struggle of the Christian life. The clear truth of God is set before us time and time again. It's available to us, we read it, we hear it explained from the pulpit, in a Christian book, or on a Christian radio program, and we sense the Holy Spirit whispering, Yes, this means you. We understand Him clearly, but we resist. When the chips are down, our tendency is to say, "I've got it planned another way." 

Moses: A Man of Selfless Dedication 

Following and doing God's will is in my honest opinion the most difficult part of my Christian walk. I would not expect it to be any different for any other Christian regardless of how long we have been in Christ. Knowing God's will is definitely not an exact science for sure. God's will will manifest itself in our lives in millions of different way under various circumstances and situations. With that said, it should be very easy to conclude that knowing God's will cannot be found in a 12-step program. 

Finding God's will can only be found when we take the time to be absolutely still and listen to the Holy Spirit speak to you through prayer and/or reading of God's Word. Discernment plays a huge role in this process. This is when that quiet time with God first thing in the morning is so critical. Once you have that coveted quiet time, take advantage of that opportunity to ask God to help you understand His will in order for your obedience to bring glory to His name. 

Thank you so much for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-)