Finding the Will of God


OK. I’m going to try to explain in one short post what authors have filled many, many shelves with books trying to do. In other words…these are just my thoughts and I don’t pretend to be a theologian.

First of all, be prayerful. Talk about your situation with God. (Have a little talk with Jesus, tell Him all about your troubles, He will hear you when you cry and He will answer bye and bye. When you feel a little prayer wheel turnin’ and you know a little fire is burnin’, have a little talk with Jesus makes it right.) Serious. Just talk to God. Go for a drive and talk about all of the pros and cons and all of your needs and fears. Ask Him for help and direction.

Grab ahold of something you can hang onto. In your conversation with Jesus, there will be something that jumps out at you. Something you can hang onto. It may seem very trivial if you try to explain it to someone, but you know it’s not. My daughter was telling me just last night about a time last year that she was troubled and went for a walk so that she could talk to God. She was turning it over in her heart every which way when she noticed a man walking toward her on the sidewalk. She greeted him and said something to the effect of wasn’t it a beautiful day and he responded to her, “When God does it, He does it right!”. She knew immediately that God had stepped in and handled her trouble. She turned around and headed back to her dorm. She hoped the man she greeted didn’t think she was stalking him, since she was now following him. She told me she was watching the man and turned her head for an instant, turned it back and he was gone. She is convinced he was an angel. Because of this little episode, she was not surprised or dismayed when her situation seemed negative because she hung onto the message that “When God does it, He does it right!”

I believe in the “open door” policy. Keep your eyes open. Look for the open door. It can be a  little trickier when there is more than one open door, even so, I don’t step through any door without feeling it for fire first. I’m being glib. What I mean is, this is a crucial step. Though there may be times you need to leap through the door, more often you need to take your time and be prayerful. Go for your drive or your walk or sit on the couch with a cup of coffee and have that talk with Jesus. Just remember, there is no such thing as a “no brainer”.  The old saying, “marry in haste, repent at leisure” can hold true in so many situations.

Look for that “God Thing” in your situation. Something will eventually have God’s signature all over it. You will gently push at the door and it will effortlessly swing in. It will be like puzzle pieces coming together. You will know it is God directing you.

Don’t get more advice than you can swallow. Just because they are your friends and family or the top prognosticator money can buy, they aren’t necessarily right. I’m not saying not to get advice, I’m saying advice is only one piece of the puzzle.

Read the Word of God prayerfully. You will be surprised at how often your advice and direction will be right there in your daily Bible reading.

Isaiah 30:21 ” 21.  And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.”

Time to go to the couch with my Bible and my cat.

Nancy

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2 Responses

  1. Ooh! Terrific post. Thank-you. It was just what I needed to hear!

  2. Thank you Christina! Like I said, it’s hard to dig deep into this subject with a blog post, but I wanted to touch on it.

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