Sunday, July 28, 2013

God's Will for Us

God's Will for Us

Peggy K.  Mack

January 28, 2013

In recent weeks, my joy in returning to my daily walk with Christ has taken a new turn filled with more desire for learning and knowing Christ.  I never know from day to day where I will find my inspiration.  But I can tell you I am truly filled with anticipation, joy and a new curiosity for more knowledge.  With this thirst for knowledge, I am beginning to find messages I promise I never realized before and yet, I understand with each time we study God's word we begin a new level of understanding and spiritual maturity.  My most recent discovery is in the connection between our first step of claiming God as our Creator and our continued walk in faith and discovery.   For those of you who are reading my posts, please pray for my clear awareness of God's will for me. 

God is all around us. Scientists agree the universe and all life within it had a point of origin. That point of origin is the creation of this amazing world we call home.  This creation had by definition a creator leading us to a clear understanding and belief that God is our creator and that is the beginning of faith.

Within the human mind is not only the need for knowing more about our world but also the need to fill a longing corner of our heart which begs to know the creator as our personal Savior.   If we believe in creation and its creator, we believe in God.  He asks us then to seek Him. While He knows us and watches over us and cares about us, He leaves it to us to seek Him and his will.

God is all around us in our world.  He speaks to our hearts through the sound of the morning birds.  He whispers in the soft wind blowing gently through the weeping willow tree.  He calms our hearts and soothes our minds at the seashore.  He opens our hearts and minds through healing measures of music.  He touches our hearts and brings us smiles through the antics of a small impish child.  He leaves us in awe at a sunset rich in colors of magenta and lavender and indigo.  Often, we do not connect the wonders we enjoy with our Creator, but the truth remains, God is all around us.

Once we accept God as our creator of this amazing Universe and we actively seek Him in our life, we begin to feel His presence and to understand that we are far stronger with Him as our guide through life. We begin to actively seek to learn more about Him.  In opening our hearts to our God, we find comfort in knowing that He will never lie to us. We can trust him. And as in every plan He has in creation, He has a plan for our lives also.  

It is our responsibility to seek Him, to trust Him and to understand that if we follow God's will for us, He will grant every request we ask.  Can you imagine that?  Every request we ask will be granted to us if it is in line with the plan He has for us to lead a godly life.
We must learn to come to Him with gratitude and with hearts wanting His forgiveness while being totally honest with Him about our lives. 

If we chose to continue to ask for those things we desire and focus on our wishes without asking Him to show us and guide us and bring us closer to His will for us, God will protect us from our own self-destructive behaviors but we will not receive our own desires from God.

Matthew 7:7  Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be open to you.

1 John 5:14-15
New International Version (NIV)
14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

James 1:5
New International Version (NIV)
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
The Lord's Prayer

Matthew 6:10
10.) Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 

Dear Heavenly Father,
You have taught us through your own words and the lessons and letters of your disciples.  We are to seek thy will for our lives, and in doing so, we can come to you in prayer believing You will hear our prayers and answer us.  We ask your blessings on our lives and guidance as we follow you.
In the Holy Name of Your Son, Jesus Christ,

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