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Divine Note #51 - Walking in the will of God - Colossians 1:9

Divine Note #51 – May 23, 2010

Walking in the will of God
Colossians 1:9 So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding.

My spiritual grandfather, mentor, Dr. Charles Stanley, recently preached on this topic and I left compelled to share what I have learned. This message applies to long-time or new Christians. Most of us get caught up in old habits and stray away from God’s will. It is so easy to do. But this message only applies to those who have asked Christ to forgive their sins and who have entered into a personal relationship with him.

Finding God’s will
1. Read the Bible consistently
2. You must consistently pray and ask what his will is
3. Don’t just talk, listen. When you don’t listen, it could be that you’ve already made up your
mind. God uses others and circumstances to get our attention
4. Get counsel from a Christian you trust. Ask what do you think God wants me to do?
5. If you’ve been in God’s Word and will, your conscience will know
6. A restless spirit is a warning signal
7. Watch for unusual manifestations

God will show you if you really want to know
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

As I’ve been on my walk with God, he has answered questions and requests that I’ve made. But he prepared me to receive certain answers that were difficult for me to process. He has a plan for your life. Don’t miss it by getting in your own way.

Barriers to listening to God

1. Self –will: You have already made up your mind
2. Influence of others
3. Not knowing what the Bible says
4. Doubting because you do not feel worthy. You are equally love by God!
5. Busyness. Stop and consider the value of your relationship with God.
6. Fear – When you obey it doesn’t matter what happens.

7. Sin must be addressed.

Know God’s will by asking questions
Proverbs 3:5-6 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6 Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

1. Is this decision consistent with God’s Word?
2. Is this a wise decision?
3. What are the consequences?
4. Can I honestly ask God to help me achieve it?
5. Will I have ultimate peace on this?

6. Does this decision fit who I am as a follower of Jesus Christ?
7. If I make this decision, will it honor God?

Whatever you lose in obedience isn’t meant to be. Wait for the Lord. It takes courage to wait rather than to move. God will take care of the consequences of your courage. Be obedient to God no matter the circumstance. What God thinks is more important than what people think.

May you and I always walk in the will of God!
Big God Hugs and Love,
Blanca


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