First and foremost…thank you all for coming by yesterday. Celesté, you’re more than welcome to use anything from this site to share with your class. It’s a honor that I can help. If you know other people that can benefit from this, please feel free to direct them to this site: http://blospel.wordpress.com. My goal is to not only bring forth logical gospel, but to hopefully interview Christian artists, review gospel albums, interview Pastors, post articles and more. At any rate…let’s get into today’s food for thought:
How would you know if it’s the Will of God?
Well, here’s five questions to ask yourself:
(It = your will or anything you want “it” to be)
1. Does it glorify Him? (John 16:13-14) “Howbeit when He, the spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He speak: and He will show you things to come. 14. He shall glorify me: for He shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.”
2. Does it agree with the Word of God? (Psalm 19:14) “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”
3. Does it produce peace or chaos? (Colossians 3:15) “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.”
4. Does The Spirit bear witness? (Romans 8:16) “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.”
5. Does it pass the test of time? (Habakkuk 2:3-4) “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. 4. Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.” A Quote from a famous surgeon: “you’ll have all the time in the world if you don’t hurry.” Be anxious for nothing. (Ecclesiastes 3:1) “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”
1. Does it glorify Him?
2. Does it agree with the Word of God?
3. Does it produce peace or chaos?
4. Does The Spirit bear witness?
5. Does it pass the test of time?
Ladies and gents, if you answered “no” to any of these questions, then you may not be in the Will of God, plain and simple. Let’s use the “God told me that this is my wife/husband” example. Ok, now let me insert these 5 questions.
• Question one: Does it glorify Him?
This is funny because I’ve heard cases where people would spend time and energy praying for a certain person to be their spouse, simply because they believe they heard from God. Some would go to drastic measures to “attract” their “crush.” Yeah, we know the obvious (i.e. makeup, tight clothes, cleavage, muscles, material things, etc.), but some times people can quote scriptures or pray eloquently to attract someone that God is suppose to bring to you. Adam didn’t stop work and said…”God, please send me my mate.” A matter of fact, there is no where in the bible where it states that a woman prayed for a husband. NO WHERE. If I’m wrong, correct me. That’s God’s job. Let God do His work. If someone is already in a relationship, with the intent of “not” being lonely, or to fulfill “sexual” feelings, then where is the glory of God? Stop praying for covenant and spend time studying covenant. Covenant isn’t an add-on, it’s part of the program. God doing His job, and you doing yours brings glory to Him.
• Question two: Does it agree with the Word of God?
Just like I said…praying for God to send you a mate is not in the bible. Sorry, it just isn’t. A person who jumps from relationship to relationship doesn’t grasp the concept of covenant, and covenant has to do with the Word of God concerning marriage. People in a relationship who aren’t willing to bend, who are independent, who are constantly arguing…is not in the Will of God concerning marriage. “The two shall become one.” Marriage means to bind (lock), to unite.
• Question three: Does it produce peace or chaos?
If you are currently in a relationship, and you’re trying to figure out if this person is “the one,” but yet you can’t even purchase a piece of peace, then we might have problems here. If you chronically break-up and make-up, then you should re-think things. If you think your significant other isn’t being faithful, how can you have peace? Peace is an attribute of God. If peace isn’t in it, God isn’t either. Peace produces assurance. Confidence (not arrogance) is birthed out of peace. Trust is the parent of peace.
• Question four: Does The Spirit (Governor) bear witness?
Admit it…sometimes you know that what you’re doing is wrong. How? The conviction of The Holy Spirit (lamens term: “that gut feeling” or “sub-conscience”). Have you ever said, “Something told me not to…”? That “something” is the Spirit telling you. You may know somebody who is tearing down the Heavens praying for a mate that “currently” belongs to someone else. Trust me, they know that they are wrong.
• Question five: Does it pass the test of time?
If you truly believe that a certain person is “the one” for you, then prepare yourself for that person, and in due time, the roads will automatically merge. Stop trying to cross the median! If it’s the road for you, you will automatically merge into it. Look out for the signs, and go the speed limit. If you follow the road of purpose, your help-mate (whether it be a wife, husband, or a friend) will collide with you at an intersection. If you try to create an intersection, you might damage someone’s house during the collision (selah).
That was just using the example of a finding a mate. You can apply these question to anything. Should I buy a house? Should I get another job? I could go on and on, but that’s enough for today. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to reply.