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How Can I Know and Do God’s Perfect Will?

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“How Can I Know and Do God’s Perfect Will without Him Having to Push Me?”

2 Questions from Last Sunday Night:

  • “How Can I Know and Do God’s Perfect Will without Him Having to Push Me?”
  • “Does God Change His Mind, and does He do so in Job 33:14?”

“How Can I Know and Do God’s Perfect Will without Him Having to Push Me?”

Some have wondered how to reconcile the sovereign will of God with our ability to choose. The best way to illustrate this would be to think of a mighty aircraft carrier, sailing across the sea. The ship would represent the sovereign unchanging will of God. The ship, everyone and everything on that ship are at all times headed a certain direction unstoppably. But, all over the ship each passenger has choices about: what they do, where they go, and how they behave on the ship.

Jesus simplified things in the early days. He reduced the life of a believer down to: “Follow Me”. Those two words

First, God has Given the Proverbs 3:5-6 Grid

  1. Trust in the Lord with all your Heart (Give Him your Heart): 1 Cor. 6:19-20; Bought at price to glorify Him; means glorify God seek him first delete
  2. Lean not on own understanding (Give Him your Mind): Rom 12:1-2 The greatest thing is to be useful to the Lord
  3. In all way Acknowledge Him (Give Him your Body): Gal. 2:20 Crucified Life; Seek to Follow God through His Word;
  4. He shall direct your path (literally “make smooth or straight”) (Give Him your Life): as Psalm 16:11 says: He shows; we stay in presence

Second, God has offered to Guide & arrange our lives.

  • If you will listen to the Lord speak to you through the Word you can rest in His arrangements for your life. “You will show methe path of life”
  • If you will listen to the Lord speak to you through the Word you can enjoy His companionship through life. “In Your presenceis fullness of joy;”
  • If you will listen to the Lord speak to you through the Word you can rest in His authority over your life. “At Your right handare pleasures forevermore”

Third, God has Given Specific Desires for our Lives

  1. Spirit Filled Eph 5:17-21 (NKJV) Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another in the fear of God.
  1. Sanctified I Th 4:3-7 (NKJV) For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality;that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified. For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness.
  1. Submissive I Peter 2:13-15 (NKJV) Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, 14 or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men—

Fourth, God has Simplified our His Daily Plan for our Life

John 1:44 Follow Me

“Does God Change His Mind, and does He do so in Job 33:14?”

Deut 32:4

Mal 3:6

Heb 13:8

James 1:17

 
 
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