Thursday, July 9, 2009

Experiencing God...Day 8



God takes the Initiative....will you answer the call??


He reveals Himself. It is an invitation to join Him. You can't remain the same afterward. You have to make major adjustments in your life to walk obediently with Him.


Are you READY?!?


When you are God-centered, even the desires to do the things that please Him come from Him! His activity in your life stirs the wants and desires to join him...


Phil 2:13---


"It is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.."


A self-centered life tends to confuse its selfish desires with God's will. Circumstances do not always indicate clear direction.



I used to say if God opens the door, I'll walk through it. But, I don't say that any more because sometimes doors open and allow for free will. You really need to check what you presume to be God's guidance and check it with honest prayer, Scripture, and circumstances to see if they all agree.


Learning to Walk with God


1. Sincerely seek God's direction


2. Patiently wait on God until you have a word from Him.


3. Look to the Holy Spirit to teach through Scripture.



DO NOT


1. Lack honesty in your heart. Convincing yourself that God's will is your will will only lead to more problems.


2. Lack uprightness before God. He always knows your heart.


3. Be impatient. God's timing is always better than yours. Look how long Abraham had to wait or Moses, or Elizabeth...odds are you will not have to be patient as long as them, but you do have to be patient.


4. Prefer council of men to the Word of God. Although God does speak to us through other believers, you should never seek their council over His. It may seem right when people agree with you or give you a quick fix to your circumstances, but a true friend or believer will encourage you to rely on the Father, not man.


Start today by getting your heart in such a state that it no longer has a will of it's own. Sure we all have free will but don't use that as a crutch for your sin-nature..


Align your heart with God so your will aligns with His. When your heart is right you no longer reach for that free-will ticket...all you want is God's will!



When your will is the same as God's will



that is truly FREE-will!



John 8:32



"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”




Father, I no longer seek my own will. I give up my free will and pray to be in such a state that I have no will of my own in any given matter. Let Your will be my will, and let Your will be done. Amen

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