Revelations 3:16 So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth
I joined a Bible study about finding God’s Will for your life. I have been so confused on what direction He wants me to go. In the back of my mind I have thought that my deliberate sins need to stop so that I can be used more and hear clearly from Him. This was confirmed last night at the study.
There are 3 parts to God’s Will.
Providential – This means God will do it regardless, no matter what, it will be done. An example is Jesus was going to be born and nobody could stop it. He was to rise from the dead and again nobody could stop it.
Moral Will – These are the things we know we aren’t to do. Examples are lying, gossiping, anger, being drunk, drugs, sex outside of marriage etc. We don’t have to pray to God and ask if it’s okay if we lie this one time, we know we shouldn’t period.
Personal Will – This is God’s personal plan for your life. We need to be close to God and seek Him to find out our path.
If you are knowledgeable in His Providential will and obedient to His moral will, you will be able to see His personal will for your life more clearly.
I think the will we struggle with most is the moral will. We are selfish, we think we know what will make us happy, we don’t want to suffer for any period of time, and we let our flesh lead us.
I knew my sin was getting in the way but needed it to penetrate my heart and it did last night.
I am making a list of the ways I am not in line with God’s moral will and then I will pray for strength to become obedient in these areas. It will come down to action on my part. I will suffer in some ways because I need to kill my flesh and carry my cross.
Our sin causes distance between us and God. If you are sinning and ignoring the conviction of the Spirit, how can you hear Him? If you continue down a road that is far from God and never repent, ignoring what you know is wrong, how do you believe you will never lose your Salvation?
We are to keep filling our lamps, every time we go against God’s moral will, our lamp gets a bit more empty. Don’t you think that eventually it will be dry again?
It comes down to making a tough decision, do I want to chance not being with God, not being able to stand firm in the end, just so I can keep one foot in the world or do I want to be full of Joy and have abundant blessings on top of knowing that I will stand firm?
Gods Providential will says that Jesus is going to return and judge the living and the dead. He will bring God’s wrath with Him and I don’t want to stand in front of Him and have to say, I went against you because I just didn’t care.