Friday, January 13, 2006

Knowing God's Will

Good morning, Happy Souls!

Bill Keller wrote a wonderful devotional yesterday
that I highly recommend to you. He has given
me permission to copy his e-mails, and I'm sure
he would be happy if you would share this with
people you know as well.

Read on.


(Psalms 143:10, Matthew 12:50, Romans 12:1)

Are you in the will of God? Without a doubt one of
the most common emails I get each day are from people
concerned whether they are "in the will of God" or
not. They are concerned if they are where "they are
supposed to be." This should be a concern of every
follower of Christ since it is our desire to serve
and glorify the Lord with our lives, to please Him.
Being in the will of God is important in being a
loyal follower and servant of the Lord.

Before I could deal with this issue today, I had to
lay the foundation yesterday in the Devotional on
hearing the voice of God. Obviously, if we don't
know how to "hear God's voice," it makes following
Him very difficult. We need to be able to hear God
to insure we are in His will and where He wants us to
be. Don't forget that the 4 most common ways we hear
God is through His Word, through our time in prayer,
through others, and through our circumstances. God
speaks to us in all these ways and is ALWAYS
speaking to us. It is up to us to always be listening!

When it comes to being in the will of God, I find that
most Believers ARE! They are right where God wants
them to be for this season of their life. Most who are
seriously trying to follow Christ are not living in
wanton and purposeful rebellion to the Lord and are
trying their best to honor Him with their lives each
day. God knows your heart my friend. He knows your
desire is to please Him. The message I want you to
hear loud and clear today is to be at peace. Unless
you are purposely living in rebellion to God, you
are right where He wants you for today!!!

Who else but satan is planting those seeds of doubt
in your mind? Remember my friend, satan is a LIAR!
He wants you to believe that you are out of God's
will, that you aren't where God really wants you and
doing what God really wants you to be doing. Satan
is so nasty that he will even lie to those serving
the Lord that they are out of God's will in their
service! Please, don't listen to the lies of satan
and let him rob you of your peace and joy in serving
Christ. God wants you to be free as you serve Him
each day, not bound up in confusion over whether you
are in the will of God or not.

Listen to me, here is the key. It all goes back to
the same things it takes to be in tune to hear God's
voice as He speaks to you throughout each and every
day, and that is your intimate, daily time with Him
in the Word and in prayer. When God wants you to do
something for Him, He will tell you. He tells you
through passages of Scripture that you read. He
tells you through that "still small voice" as you
pray. It is God who gives you the inspiration to
serve Him. Where do you think you get the passion
for the things you care about? FROM GOD! God
gives each of us the passions and desires we have
in our life.

He may give one person a passion for the lost
around the world, and out of that passion give them
the desire to serve Him by taking missionary
journeys. He may give another person a passion for
communications, and out of that passion give them
the desire to use the broadcasting industry to
serve Him. He may give yet another a passion for
the poor, and out of that passion lead them to serve
him by working with people who are struggling simply
to have the basics of life like food, clothing, and
shelter. It is out of the passions and desires that
God gives each of us, that He guides and directs us
in our service for Him.

As we begin to pursue the things we are passionate
about, God will open and close doors along the way
to guide us. He will bring people of similar
passions into our life. Opportunities will arise at
church or through a ministry or some organization for
us to serve Him. God will guide our steps, put us
on the path He wants us to be on as we keep our
hearts open to Him and are yielded and available for
His service. God has called all of His children to
serve Him. As we step forward to serve the Lord, He
will use us to further His Kingdom and for His glory.

I love you and care about you so much. I know that
many of you are struggling with the question of being
in the will of God, of being where God wants you to
be and doing the things God wants you to do. Let me
give you the assurance that unless you are willfully
living in rebellion to God and His Word, you are for
the most part right where God wants you to be! God
is always tweaking us, moving us a little to the
left, a little to the right, but for the most part
you are right where God wants you for this season
of your life. So have peace over that truth!

However, that is why it is so critical to stay tuned
into the voice of God each and every day. You never
know when God may be saying it is time to change.
Change jobs, change where you live, get involved in
some new hobbies, start going to a new church, start
serving Him in some different capacities. Like any
good soldier, we have got to be ready at all times
for new orders to come down from our Commander.
But don't fear, God will clearly and over time show
you when it is time for change. He will confirm
it to you in many different ways and clearly open
and close doors in your life as additional signs to
guide you.

Listen my friend, there is NOTHING in this lifetime
more exciting than being in the center of God's
perfect will. It is that sweet place of
indescribable peace and joy that makes waking up
each day something you look forward to. You go
through your day with great ease, not like you are
carrying a baby grand piano on your back. You have
the channel with God's voice open at all times and
your choices, your actions, are all guided by the
Spirit of God and not by you. It is that special
place where you know deep down inside that you are
fulfilling your purpose as you serve and glorify
the Lord with your life.

Let me encourage you today to never forget that God
loves you so much. He DOES have a specific plan
and purpose for your life. The fact is we often
don't know exactly what that plan and purpose is.
But we have the assurance that as long as we are
living in obedience to the Lord, doing our best to
follow His Word, and are yielded to His Sprit, we
will be right where God wants us to be and doing
the things God wants us to be doing. Your life
matters! You are part of God's plan! As you wake
up each day and give your life afresh to the Lord
you will be in His perfect will!!!

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

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Donald W. Mitchell, Your Dream Concierge

Copyright 2006 Donald W. Mitchell


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