Saturday, May 23, 2009
The Perfect Will of God
Sunday #3 in Romans 12. A beautiful teaching. The rare word for metamorphosis, the exciting concept of renewal, and knowing the will of God. Unfortunately, many people have carried burdens of misunderstanding of the will of God that have done more crippling than leading.
I think the idea that there is the straight path that we must find unswervingly is unhelpful. I remember in my hopes for a wife, I tried on a lot of personalities through dating, when some of my friends had written the name of their future wife that God had told them in envelopes. I think we find God's will through moving in the direction of faith.
The word perfect means complete or mature, not perfect in the sense of being without any error. A preacher loves Oceans, and he gets contacted by a church in Pensacola FL and Cinncinnati OH. Should he doubt that God would actually give him his desire of an oceanfront ministry?
I don't think this has anything to do with where we live but with using our gifts, and growing in our faith through living kingdom heart and kingdom values. Its not about hoping that all our life will be blessed but by determining that we will be a blessing throughout our lives. And any preacher who says there are all blessings and no trials is trying to fill a stadium. Scripture says we will suffer for doing the will of God on occasion.