Sunday, September 2, 2012

God, What Do You Want for Me?

Ever wonder about God's will for your life?
It's really easy to see what his will is. It's what you're
doing right now. So say you are in a church ministry. That's God's will for you. Or you're at a job where you sometimes feel the Holy Spirit calling you to encourage others. I've been there. That God's will for you. Or say you are evolved with a Bible study group and you read the Word and learn to apply it to your life. Again that's God's will. Now you say, Yeah that's all fine but how do I know for sure? Let's dig deeper.

What do all three examples have in common? They all involve serving or learning how to serve.

Jesus upon ascending to the heavens gave this commandment to his
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
Mathew 28:19

Now we can't all be pastors walking into different nations spreading the gospel and baptizing people. But what we can do is be salt and light to others.

13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.

14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Mathew 5:13-16

Jesus is talking about people with purpose. Just as salt and light have a purpose we need to let Christ work through our words. We need to make him the feet and the hands in our lives to show people the only true way is through the Cross and being redeemed through his blood. The world doesn't promote God. It promotes putting self first, getting ahead in life, and what ever works for that person works. People truly believe that these agendas will provide their lives with happiness or that joy they've been looking for. They won't.

Serge Leclerc director of Sask. Teen Challenge spoke at a breakfast
I attended. In his testimony he talked about the life he had lead and the new life he has found in Christ. I like the way he ended his talk.
"You'll never find it, he said. You'll never find it. It's only through Christ." read more on his official site

I want to encourage you let's live our lives for what pleases God.
Let's share our faith or how we prayed about something when God opens the doors to people we talk to and gives them an openness to salvation. Sometimes it just about acknowledging God in the small
day to day things that gets people thinking. Maybe just saying grace before a meal. As you're sitting at you're computer realize God loved you so much he sent his son to die for you. His will for our lives is to talk about him to others, pray for others, and spend time in the Bible training our minds and hearts for the things he wants for us and in turn the things that will bless others.

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