Jesus is calling you and me to be his followers:“Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat—I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you? (Luke 9:23-26, MSG)
Jesus has promised to guide us. Sepf-help really isn’t helpful. Let’s boldly move on to see if we can find God’s will. Yes, God has a will and a plan for you. It is up to you to find out. This week’s blog posts are to help you out on your journey of discernment and discovery.
We are called to follow Jesus and live in God’s will. What does it mean?
It’s more than making right decisions. It’s a calling to become the person God has created you to be. That’s a lifetime commitment. We do have a choice in doing God’s will, we are not puppets. God’s will for us is to respond to God’s invitation for life and more life.
Jesus tells us“What I’m trying to do here is get you to relax, not be so preoccupied with getting so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep yourself in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. Don’t be afraid of missing out. You’re my dearest friends! The Father wants to give you the very kingdom itself.” (Luke 12:29-32, MSG)
What living in God’s will does NOT mean? God’s will is not a To Do -list. It would be easy to get a fax from heaven each morning but that’s not how it works. God’s will is not like a detailed grocery list. We are to make our own decisions and tie our own shoe laces. Knowing God’s will is not a technique we learn, it is a a way of life we choose. Yes, there are things we can learn and the next three posts will try to do just that. Live well, Live wisely, live humbly! (James 3:13, MSG)
Thank you for calling us back to you.
Thank you for having a will for us.
Thank you that we have freedom to choose.
Thank you that you will help us to live in your will.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: What are your questions about God’s will?
God bless you!