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What Do You Want Me To Do God?

The answer is clear. The will of God is for you and me to give our lives urgently and recklessly to making the Gospel of God known among all peoples, particularly those who have never heard of Jesus!
The question therefore, is not “Can we find God’s will?” The question is “Will we obey God’s will?”

  1. Too True, but it is still a question many, if not all Christians have and desire guidance on. It can be a little tricky given the fallen state of the world. All of the the answers to how God would have us live are in the scriptures. A good book about this is “Decision Making and the Will of God” by Garry Friesen. However, while I believe being biblically wise should serve as the backbone of our decision making and “finding the will of God”, I do think, contrary to many good theologians and Friesen, that God does prompt or lead us in other ways at His discretion, not ours. When using biblical wisdom in our decision making, we always need to keep in mind that we live in an imperfect world and that God is not tame.

    “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence.” 2nd Peter 1:3

    “Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” 2nd Timothy 3:12-17

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5

    “For in much wisdom is much vexation,
    and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.”
    Ecclesiastes 1:18

    “‘For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?’ But we have the mind of Christ.” 1st Corinthians 2:16

    “The plans of the heart belong to man,
    but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.” Proverbs 16:1

    “Commit your work to the Lord,
    and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3

    “The lot is cast into the lap,
    but its every decision is from the Lord.” Proverbs 16:33

    “The heart of man plans his way,
    but the Lord establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

    “The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.” Ecclesiastes 12:13:14

    • Stew great insight my goal was to create this kind of dialog but more important we need to do something about the kingdom and obeying God’s
      command to Go and Make!

  2. Oh, I think I know what you mean, and agree if I understand you, however “reckless” may not be the best term. “Radical” would be better because we are called to be “wise as serpents and innocent as doves” (Matthew 10:16).

    “Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.” Proverbs 19:2

  3. Too True, but it is still a question many, if not all Christians have and desire guidance on. It can be a little tricky given the fallen state of the world. All of the the answers to how God would have us live are in the scriptures. A good book about this is “Decision Making and the Will of God” by Garry Friesen. However, while I believe being biblically wise should serve as the backbone of our decision making and “finding the will of God”, I do think, contrary to many good theologians and Friesen, that God does prompt or lead us in other ways at His discretion, not ours. When using biblical wisdom in our decision making, we always need to keep in mind that we live in an imperfect world and that God is not tame.
    +1

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