Sunday Stillness – Are you joining God in His will?
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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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.~~+~~
And thanks for the prayer coverage too.
That is my prayer, Janis–to join God in His will. Thanks for hosting the linkup, my friend!
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.
May we always be in the center of His perfect will, which is the safest and most blessed place we could be! Thanks for hosting & God bless.
Safe, peaceful and joyful – that’s what being in His will can be. Focusing more and more.
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.
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.
“If we act on God’s will, we do what comes naturally.” That’s so encouraging. Thank you for this message, and I’m sorry to hear of your loss. Peace~
Thanks so much Karen. I do believe that if we walk with God He does speak to us and we can do His will.
“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.”
Yes for sure – the waiting is sometimes very frustrating but each way teaches us to obey. Thanks for dropping in.