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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The Will of God, #6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5,6)
Soon asking the Lord about everything becomes a habit. You find yourself talking to God all the time.
In my own case, the Lord often speaks to my mind with words. I understand many Christians are having this experience today. I think the Lord Jesus is drawing closer to us.
But it is not necessary the Lord speak to us. The Bible says if we acknowledge God in all our ways He will direct our paths. God can direct our paths without speaking to us.
Can you see that by looking to God for everything you do you are obeying the will of God more than ever before? You are becoming the will of God in your personality. Now you are reflecting the will of God by everything you do.
There is a great deal of effort being put into Christian work in these days. Sometimes I wonder how many of our leaders are hearing from the Lord, and how many are just doing what they suppose is the Lord's will and asking God to bless their endeavors.
To my way of thinking, trying to do the Lord's work without hearing from the Lord comes too close to laying our hand on the Ark. We become aware God wants to move, and then we attempt to help God when we are not certain of what God has in mind to perform.
I have mentioned God's will as expressed under the old covenant, and God's will as expressed under the new covenant. I have spoken of the two phases of the forming of Christ in us: the writing of the eternal moral law of God in our personality; and our awareness of the mind of Christ at every point of action throughout the day and night.
I have stated that all the sin in the universe began as Satan decided to express his own will rather than submitting to the will of the Father. We all have suffered from Satan's decision, haven't we.
As we consider what is going on in the world today, the problems in the Middle East; the economic worries in America; the terrorism; Europe's frustration with America's unwillingness to submit to the policies of Europe; one wonders if any of the leaders of any country or any religion know the mind of the Lord.
I know a great many Americans would ridicule the idea that anyone should govern his or her life by looking to God for wisdom at every point of decision.
It seems so clear to me that every person on the earth and every angel in the heavens should look to the Lord Jesus Christ for every thought in their mind; every word they speak; every action they take. What could be simpler and more profitable?
Instead, people rely on their own wisdom and desires. They base their decisions on these. And so the world languishes in confusion, corruption, agony, and death.
How utterly needless, when the Lord is so willing to help us with every decision in every situation.
To be continued.