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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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