Finding The Will Of God
It seems when God is wanting to get my attention, He sends message after message with the same theme. These days I’m hearing we (the body of Christ) need to press in deeper with Him. The only way I know how to do that is to spend time with Him through scripture, prayer, teaching and worship.
Now, before we go off the deep end, I’m not talking about hours and hours here, unless you are led to do that, I’m talking about intentional time. It doesn’t matter when, each of us are wired differently, just that you take the time to do it. So pick a part of day that works for you and be intentional with Him.
What resources should you use? I know, way to many options…let me help, or at least point you in a good direction. Over the last few weeks, I’ve started to assemble a variety of music, messages and devotionals on the front page (blog) of the JAMA website. You can sort through the blog with the drop down menu on the right side at the top. The categories are Devotional, Movies (trailers), Music and Teachings. Underneath the JAMA Resource drop down menu are links for KLOVE, YouVersion, the MarketPlace Ministry Daily Devotional and resources for online church services.
There are apps for KLOVE and YouVersion, making those super user friendly. We’ve also installed an optional mobile theme on JAMA that allows you to browse the blog items starting with the most recent. You can switch to the full desk top mode if you desire. The desktop mode works well with the installed browser on your smart phone or tablet/ipad. So you shouldn’t need to download anything special.
This morning I’ve realized that 100% of my relationship with the Lord is in my control. Start spend more time with our Father, it will change your life.
Finding The Will Of God
by Os Hillman
I desire to do Your will, O my God; Your law is within my heart. – Psalm 40:8
How would you describe the process by which you find and do God’s will in your life? For some, finding God’s will is like playing bumper cars. We keep going in one direction until we bump into an obstacle, turn, and go in another direction. It is a constant process of elimination, failure, or success. Is this the way God would have us find His will? No. There is much more relationship between hearing God’s voice and living within the mystery of His omnipotence in our lives. Perhaps this process is more like water in a streambed. The water is constantly flowing to a final destination. As it presses against the streambed, it gently points the water toward its final destination. There are no abrupt head-on collisions, simply slight modifications of direction. Occasionally, we come to a sharp turn in the contours of our life. For those times, God allows us to stretch our normal response to change. A popular Bible study says that we cannot go with God and stay where we are. Finding and doing God’s will always require change. What changes are necessary in your life to join God in what He is already doing?
There is a direct connection between finding and doing God’s will and having God’s law in our heart. A friend once complained that he did not know what God wanted of him in his life. My immediate response was, “How much time do you spend with God in Bible study, prayer, and meditation on Scripture?” “Only a few minutes a day,” he replied. How can we expect to hear and discern God’s voice if we don’t spend focused time with Him? If you have a spouse, how did you get to know him or her before you were married? You spent time together. You got to know everything about each other. Our walk with God is no different. It isn’t enough to have a desire to follow God; we must put our energy into getting to know Him. His will for us flows out of our relationship, it is not an end in itself. Commit yourself to seeking Him more in your life by spending more time with Him. “Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” (Jer. 33:3).