Bending the will of God?
What ever we do in this earthly life, the will of God; is intertwined! Beyond the best we can hope, there is always the Will of Almighty God!
Date: 1/25/2010 3:19:19 AM ( 6 y ) ... viewed 2204 times
In all our lives here on earth, it appears that most of the time we do what we like...
This is the operation of the free agency or choice given us using our God given intelligence!
So it is which much that we do! Now the real questions arise in the fact of what are the consequences?
What exactly are our free choices and how do they effect our life and more important what does this have to do with the Will of God?
We will start beyond the obvious day to day, eating, sleeping, and basic grooming... For the most part these are routine operations... For the most part! But we must be aware of the completeness of the Will of God, even in the so called small things in life! That being said let's look at some notable people in history!
Here is an email that expresses exactly where the Will Of God, touches the everyday life of man!
Read to following email from a Pastor; who brings up one of the most important items in the prayer life of a believer; who and how do we pray? *** In the life of every person there is always the will of God!
The following story was sent to me as part of the devotions that I get from Moody Bible Institute. Read the commentary and then my comments.
In the annals of Israel’s kings, Ahab set the standard for wickedness. He is known almost entirely for worshiping foreign gods, oppressing his people, and persecuting the prophets of God (especially Elijah). If Jeroboam had initially appeared to be the very worst king imaginable, Ahab crossed new frontiers of evil. The worship practices instituted by his predecessor were tame compared to the depths to which Ahab stooped. He adopted the Baal worship and Asherah poles that Gideon had torn down so long before because, like Solomon had done, he married the daughter of a foreign king.
Baal worship dominated Ahab’s rule, as evidenced by the showdown between Elijah and the prophets of Baal (see 1 Kings 18). He built a temple and altar to this false god and essentially turned Israel into a pagan nation. Were it not for the prophets who spoke the truth about God, Ahab would have eliminated true worship if he had gotten his way. The major consequence of his actions was simple: the Lord was very angry.
But as awful a king as Ahab was and as many wicked things he did toward God and against the people he ruled, even Ahab became the recipient of God’s grace. Near the end of his rule, Ahab was confronted a final time by Elijah with a stern rebuke of condemnation. When Ahab heard it, he mourned and fasted and humbled himself before God (1 Kings 21:29). Despite the fact that in 22 years of ruling Israel he had unceasingly provoked God to anger, Ahab garnered God’s compassion because of one moment of humility. He still paid for his crimes, but even Israel’s wickedest king was a candidate for mercy.
God told Elijah the following in 1 Kings 21:29: “Do you see how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? Because he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring (on him) the evil in his days…”
In other words, God was merciful to Ahab, the most evil king that Israel had ever had, just because Ahab repented.
Now I know that some of our current political leaders have been compared to some of the most evil leaders of the 20th century. (If you watch Fox News you know what I mean.) And I know that we have little good to say about where these political leaders are taking our country. But, knowing that God’s grace is more abundant than we can possible imagine, it seems to me that we might pray for these leaders to have their eyes opened to who God is and what God wants (Heb. 11:6).
Some of these leaders have been compared to Hitler, Che Guevara, Mao and Stalin, to name just a few. But I know that I need to remember that the kingdom that I’m a citizen of is not of this world. And for a change to be made in the heart, a change sometimes needs to be made first in the heavenlies through the prayers of the saints.
This is all to say that instead of praying for God to curse a person and the work of their hands, we should pray for their redemption. I am coming to believe more and more that when we degrade a person, we pronounce a curse on them. Please help me to remember that I don’t know what’s in a person’s heart. I thank God that He hasn’t treated me as I deserve and that He has been merciful toward me. And if you will allow me, I’ll remind you of the same.
"For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord,
and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus sake."
"MAKING AND MULTIPLYING DISCIPLES
TO THE GLORY OF GOD"
**** Do you see the will of God at work in your life?
Maybe it is time to stop attempting the impossible; bending the will of God in your life!
Everyone gets what is coming to them, sooner or later!
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