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Knowing God's Will

Nov 28, 2008

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Knowing God's Will

Knowing God's Will





If you are like most Christians, you long to know God's will. Most of us would like it if God would put in writing exactly what he wants us to do. Of course, he did just that by giving us the Bible. But that's his general will, and we want to know the specific plans he has for us.

So why doesn't God just give us a manual with carefully written instructions? It would be so much easier. Instead God seems more concerned that we develop a relationship with him, rather than simply following step A to step B.

As in all things in the Christian life, knowing God's will is a matter of faith and listening. Sometimes we don't know God's will until we walk boldly through some doors. We obey what we do know and trust what we don't know will become clear eventually. .

Overview

God is in pursuit of every believer. He created us for his purpose, and we get to participate with him in doing something significant for his kingdom. Seeking God�s will should be a joyful process instead of a burdensome task. We can enjoy the journey and shake off the guilt of previously wasting time or allowing distractions. We are prodigal children, but he waits for us! By seeking a deeper relationship with him, we can settle into a daily peace that passes all understanding. Without God�s guidance, we sometimes look at our lives in little pieces. With him, we can put more of the pieces together to see the big picture.


SCRIPTURE: John 17: 1�4, 20�26; Romans 1:1�7; 10:2�17

John 17: 1After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: "Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. 4I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.



John 20;26A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!"


Romans 1:1Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— 2the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendant of David, 4and who through the Spirit[a] of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God[b] by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. 5Through him and for his name's sake, we received grace and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith. 6And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.

7To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.



Romans 10:2For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge. 3Since they did not know the righteousness that comes from God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness. 4Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.

5Moses describes in this way the righteousness that is by the law: "The man who does these things will live by them."[a] 6But the righteousness that is by faith says: "Do not say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven?'[b]" (that is, to bring Christ down) 7"or 'Who will descend into the deep?'[c]" (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8But what does it say? "The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,"[d] that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: 9That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. 11As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame."[e] 12For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."[f]

14How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"[g]

16But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our message?"[h] 17Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.