Oct 10:52 AM

Is it a puzzle or process?

Oct 10:52 AM
Oct 10:52 AM

OCTOBER 27, 2022

 

Lakeshore Friends—

Finding God’s will is not always easy… in fact, sometimes it is really hard to discern.  And yet, it’s so important for us to discover God’s will in our life if we want to live meaningfully and significantly.

My hope is that this new series, The Mystery of God’s Will, will help you get better at finding out what God wants for your life.  This is not a theoretical exercise, but one of the most practically important ones we can engage in.  Yet, maybe because it is not easy, it seems like people choose the common, the convenient, and yes, even sometimes the self-serving road because we believe the lie that we know how to satisfy our lives more than God does.

So I want to just remind you of the big idea of this series:  God wants to guide us to the place where we ultimately find the most satisfaction in Him.  Is that hard to believe?  It can be.  Is that true?  Absolutely and always! 

So if you really believe that and want to find God’s will in your life and be most satisfied in Him, then do these three things as often as possible:

1. Make God the desire of your heart!

Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.   –Psalm 37:4, NIV

2. Seek God in every decision you make! 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.  Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.  –Proverbs 3:5-6, NLT

3. Follow God by learning to listen to Him!

For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him?  In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.  –1 Corinthians 2:11-12, NIV

Let’s keep seeking God’s will and watch how He works in our lives in powerfully fresh and new ways.

Warmly,
Vince

 

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