How often do those of us who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose wonder; “Is this the will of God?”
“Am I walking in obedience, am I even walking in the right direction?” “What is going on?” “Lord, where art Thou?”
Admittedly, this question bothers new Christians, more then the old. We who have been around the block know; “This too, shall pass.“
So we no longer ask; “Lord, what is Your will?” We believe we’ve got it covered. Do we, really?
1 Thessalonians 4:3-7
“For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.”
“For this is the will of God, even your sanctification,”
The will of God is that we be sanctified, set apart, for His service, we were created “For His Pleasure.”
To please Him we must set ourselves apart, abstain from fleshly lusts, we must hold ourselves above and apart from the earthly desires of our carnel man.
“That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter:”
King James Version (KJV)
“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”
It used to confuse me, that ? At the end. Why? I finally decided it is there to emphasize; (Maybe a little sarcasm was required.)
Haven’t I told you, shown you, let you know? Do you not yet understand this simple concept? Do what is right, show the same mercy I have shown you, walk with Me, not before, with Me, in My time, direction and speed.
God has called us to HOLINESS…
Last but not least;
1 Thessalonians 5:18
“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
We must learn to be thankful, when we are in need and when we abound… We must not lust for more as the children in the wilderness listed for meat, or later desired a King.
The Lord granted their request, but sent leaness to their souls. He ended up giving them Kings, who led them astray.
While His desire, is for us to trust, rely and walk with Him, doing His work as He directs and empowers us.
Lord, the living water is there, waiting to be released, to quench the thirst of a dieing world.
Lord, that You would open a door of utterance, that I could share Your Love and grace. Amen