Written By: Pastor Kerrington Sweeney
Sisters, have you been in a place in your life where the going gets tough? Where your emotions run like wild fire? Where there is one too many unanswered questions or uncertainties? BUT you’re doing everything right and following God’s word to a tee?
Yup, I have SOO been there…And I sincerely hope and pray that this blog-post serves as an encouragement to you, on your journey of serving the Lord wholeheartedly. Today’s topic is…God’s Will. Oh my…what a complex thing that truly is.
“God’s will is ever-changing to the human eye, yet our Lord and Saviour is always constant.”
Learning to see and hear the subtle signs of the Holy Spirit’s leading and listening to His directions is crucial, especially in the day and hour we live in.
Here’s a definition of “God’s will” from The Bible Study Tools website. “…as vast as his entire plan for creation, and from the standpoint of objective content, it seems to be settled and unchanging. Old and New Testament writers can thus refer to God’s will as if its existence is accepted by all. But though it may seem to have the character of a broad blueprint, in practical applications it is expressed in specific terms. God’s will can also be viewed from its active side as his conscious “deciding,” “willing,” and “choosing” to do something…”
3 specific areas of this definition above, are what I would like to dig into and discuss today, with you my sisters.
- It’s settled and unchanging.
- It’s existence is accepted by all.
- It seems to have a character of a blue-print, in practical applications.
It’s settled and unchanging: It says various times throughout the Bible that Our God, is never changing…here are a few examples below:
Settled definition: “steady or secure style of life.”
Unchanging definition: “not changing; remaining the same.”
Hebrews 13:8 says “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever.”
Malachi 3:6 says “For I the Lord do not change…”
Numbers 23:19 says “God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?”
Isaiah 40:8 says “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.”
2 Timothy 2:13 says “If we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself.”
All these verses explain to us that God’s will is never changing. Its settled. Yesterday, today and forever. He never changes. Although we as humans, lie and sometimes don’t always keep our promises and change our minds…God always keeps His promises and never changes His mind. He stands faithful forever and in those moments where we are faithless. Oh yes…we of little faith, He remains Faithful, for he cannot deny himself.
No matter how many uncertainties and unknown paths come your way. God’s will is settled and unchanging for you, my sisters.
It’s existence is accepted by all: This category doesn’t have scriptures to relate to, but in the culture we live in, I thought this category was neat. How many times do you hear in movies “Oh, its JUST providence…” or coincidence somethings happen. I know that I have heard these statements countless times. But did you know that this statement is subtly saying
“Oh, its God’s will…”
When I thought this through, I was amazed. Non-Christian people saying this, don’t even completely understand that ‘Just Providence’ is really ‘God’s will’ in their lives. God’s will is accepted by all whether they realize it or not.
It seems to have a character of a blue-print, in practical applications:
How many of you dear sisters know how to read a blue print?
I would say probably 90% of you have no clue how to, 5% have done it before and the other 5% know how to. If you aren’t trained in blue-print reading, it’s hard to sometimes understand what the blue-print is saying…it’s difficult to understand the messages its trying to say, what the little words and letters the blue-print writer is tying to say to it’s readers.
God’s will at times, is just like a blue-print. Its hard to understand, its unclear at times…The Lord sending messages to us that we don’t yet understand. Seasons of life where you question “God, are you still there?” God’s will although to the human-eye may seem like a complicated, hard-to-understand blue-print. Our Heavenly Father always has practical applications for your life to help begin the process to better understand the messages on YOUR life blue-print. Sometimes it takes awhile to understand the applications and other times its a drastic eye-opening experience that you see God’s will for your life.
So sisters, if you remember one thing, remember this…
“God’s will is ever-changing to the human eye,
yet our Lord and Saviour is always constant.”
Until Next Time,