“…test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will”, Romans 12:2 (NIV).
If you were to choose between the two: having your wish or doing God’s will, what would you choose?
Before you answer this question, you need to understand the meaning of the two words: wish and will and the difference between God’s will and man’s will. Failure to understand the difference will mean incorrect choice. And incorrect choice can result into a conflict, compounded with very severe immediate, subsequent or future consequences. Read the rest of this entry »
Numbers 20:1-13, “12 Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not believe Me, to hallow Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.”
The challenge we have as believers especially leaders is constantly walking in humility obeying God. The struggles comes when people are pushing you out of God’s will because they want you please them whatever the cost, or sometimes you are punishing God’s people because of their struggles. Read the rest of this entry »
2Kings 7:3-20, “6 For the Lord had caused the army of the Syrians to hear the noise of chariots and the noise of horses—the noise of a great army; so they said to one another, “Look, the king of Israel has hired against us the kings of the Hittites and the kings of the Egyptians to attack us!” 7 Therefore they arose and fled at twilight, and left the camp intact—their tents, their horses, and their donkeys—and they fled for their lives”
I love this story; I have shared from it many times. It reminds us of how amazing God is and how He can turn things around and use the least likely, the despised, and the rejected for His glory. Read the rest of this entry »
Luke 2:1-3, “1 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. 3 So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city”
Have you ever had the “joy” of moving? There was a season in my life where I had to move four times in four years. This was certainly not fun. I recall the day getting home from our honeymoon, that my wife and I were blessed to be introduced, through my in-laws, to see our last apartment. The only slight dilemma was that I had just moved all of my things, prior to our honeymoon, into another apartment. This would mean more moving, but it was certainly worth it. Although it was only temporary, Mary and Joseph had to move from Nazareth to Bethlehem. However in doing so one can see how God moves one or a group of people from one place to another to accomplish His will and Divine Plan. Read the rest of this entry »
Luke 2:14, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”
When I think of world peace, I think of the movie Groundhogs Day, where Bill Murray lives the same day over and over until he gets it right. If only that were possible for me! In trying to win a girls heart over they are having a toast, and I think that perhaps this is the sixth or seventh toast of that repeated day and finally he says let’s drink to world peace. Many people want world peace, and then above verse have been used to substantiate that sort of wishful thinking, especially around this Christmas season. Why is it wishful thinking?, because the Scripture reads that there is condition for this peace spoken of and that is that God’s favor is resting upon a person’s life. Read the rest of this entry »
Psalm 105:16-19, “16 Moreover He called for a famine in the land; He destroyed all the provision of bread. 17 He sent a man before them Joseph who was sold as a slave. 18 They hurt his feet with fetters, He was laid in irons. 19 Until the time that his word came to pass, The word of the LORD tested him.”
Anything God ordains, He ordains it to work for His own purpose. This is why we should never cease to pray, “Lord, what is thy will in this or that?” We sometimes become selfish in our prayers that we only pray about things that are temporal rather than things that matters the most. Everything in our lives ought to serve to advance His kingdom rather than ours. Therefore to be in God’s will is to understand that all works for His purpose regardless of how things are turning. Read the rest of this entry »