Knowing Gods Will 3
Proverbs 16:3: Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
John 7:17: If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
Commitment is vital in knowing God*s will. When we are committed to Him He will communicate His will to us. When we want our will instead of His, before His or above His, His communications fall on deaf ears. God knows best and knows many things that we do not. He knows the future, He knows what must be done and He knows when it must be done. When we trust Him, we must trust that He knows best. If we trust in a god who does not know better than we do, that god is an idol.
Proverbs 3:5: Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Proverbs 28:26: He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
When we lean on our own understanding and trust in our own hearts, we will never think what God wants us to think. We will never know what He wants us to do. We will never be surprised and thrilled when He accomplishes something that we could not have imagined.
Ephesians 3:20: Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
He is not limited by our finite minds, only by our lack of faith. Faith in Him makes a commitment to Him and surrenders to Him, even when we don*t understand everything.
Matthew 13:58: And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
When I received Jesus, the preacher did not raise the subject, but the Spirit of God made me to understand that God was going to make some changes me and in my life. I did not know specifically what the changes would be, but I knew that He knew best. Since I received Jesus, I have learned time and again that He STILL knows best.
Isaiah 55:8-9: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
He knew before we were born what we ought to do each and every day of our lives. He will teach us what we need to know exactly when we need to know it. We need to know some things ahead of time so that we might prepare for what He wants us to do. The first things He prepares are our hearts. When we have willing hearts, He leads us to each thought, each step and each good work. We often want to know it all at once but we are not capable of that.
Proverbs 16:1: The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
Ephesians 2:10: For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
He even knows what we don*t need to know and when we don*t need to know it. He knows what we can handle, what would confuse us and what would overwhelm us. He knows what we have already learned and what we need to learn over and over again.
John 16:12: I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
1 Corinthians 3:2: I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
Hebrews 5:12: For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.