Sunday Stillness – Are you joining God in His will?

Sunday Stillness – Are you joining God in His will?

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Come near to God and he will come near to you (James 4:8, NIV).

I have had an interesting two weeks. A close relative died and that meant a trip home from Arizona. Always knowing that I need to follow God’s will, I have stayed for two weeks – not sure exactly why – but when God says something – we act. I pray that I have been a help to those concerned and shown God’s love and comfort to those in need.

I had read Oswald Chambers a few weeks ago.

The moments I truly live are the moments when I act with my entire will (Oswald Chambers, Nov. 4)

And then to top off that weekend the Sunday’s sermon focused on these words:

Do I live my life

  • with my will and my strength
  • with His will and my strength
  • with His will and His strength?

Putting these together:

The dominating power of the world, the flesh and the devil is now paralyzed, not by your act, but because your act has joined you to God and tapped you in to His redemptive power (Oswald Chambers, Nov 4).

To my way of thinking, if we are acting in God’s will, we do what comes naturally.

But we must move – we must do. We can’t sit back thinking should we or should we not. I know there is a time when God says wait – and I wrote about waiting expectantly. But when He says “do” – we need to “do”.

Is there something God is calling you to do?
Take time to listen to HIm. Act in His will.

Do you have that urge to act but are afraid?
Remember to be not afraid. Do it in His strength.


Are you joining with God in His will, and living in His strength? (click to tweet)

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  1. A searching and helpful message, Jan. Thank you for sharing it.
    May you and your loved ones continue to receive comfort, and may all who are touched by this bereavement find their way through this time of loss.~~+~~

    1. Thanks so much Beth. That is my prayer too. As we get into so many things it is sometimes hard to focus. But I keep my eyes fixed on Jesus and He carries me through.


  2. Janis, I’m sorry for your loss, and glad that you listened to the leading of the Holy Spirit. I wholeheartedly agree on the moving thing. (I just wrote a blog on that a week or so ago). Sometimes fear keeps us so immobolized that we use it as an excuse…”I’m just waiting on God.” Love this post.

    1. Thank you Mary. Life is so much clearer and peaceful when we walk with Him, right? And now I have to step out and do what He is calling me to do next.

  3. “When He says ‘do’ – we need to do.” Amen. Sometimes I’m not sure which is harder waiting patiently on His timing or taking that leap of faith when He says “go.”

    Great post!

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