Posted by: reformbama | August 6, 2011

Is Finding God’s Will That Hard?

You can read this about God’s will from Voddie Baucham or you can read my poor attempt at it.

Yes and no. I lean more to the not so hard camp even though I find it hard to know sometimes. Have I confused you? If you are, you are not alone. I my case, having a hard time in knowing God’s will in my life comes straight from rebellion in me, that sinful side of me. The me monster side. Have you ever found yourself in the “I want to do that” area, the so called gray area and yet you know God’s Word does not support what you want to do, even if the Word does not say “don’t”. Most of the time the Word does say no, just not in the same words you are thinking. If you you read a light weight Bible version you may never see where the Word tells you no. There are simple guidelines for knowing if you are in God’s will. IS IT IN SCRIPTURE? If you read God’s Word you will know about 99% of His will for your life. Why? Because Scripture is SUFFICIENT. It can’t be that simple you say. Ah, but it is dear reader.

First question you have to ask if it is God’s will is this, “Is it a SIN”. If you are going to be breaking one of the Ten Commandments then you are not in God’s will. If you are finding yourself rationalizing, you are not in God’s will. Let us look at them.

The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17 NKJV)
1 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.
2 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My Commandments.
3 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
4 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
5 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
6 “You shall not murder.
7 “You shall not commit adultery.
8 “You shall not steal.
9 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

You do any of those things you are not in God’s will, agree?

Then there is the Greatest Commandment “Love Your God With all your heart” and the one like it “Love your neighbor” Then there is the commands against divorce, fornication, adultery.  Then there is “Bear one another’s burden’s”. If your church does not Discipline then they are out of God’s will. If husbands are not loving their wives as Christ loves the church and wives are not submissive to their husbands then they are out of God’s will. Do you see what I am getting at? We can pray all we want for answers and would really be “wasting” time in a way, considering that God has spoken and put it in the Bible. I would like to thank the modern church for making things overly complicated.

More tomorrow, depending on comments and interest in this.

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