Psalms 61;2b

When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Will of God

We don't usually know the will of God...What is the will of God?? Is it what God thinks is best for me? Yes... is it changed by my prayers? yes, I do believe it is changed by my prayers as evident in the book of Exodus when the Children of Israel made the golden calf....God wanted to destroy them, but Moses begged God not to do it...

Exodus 32:1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. 32:2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me. 32:3 And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. 32:4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 32:5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD. 32:6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

32:7 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: 32:8 They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 32:9 And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people: 32:10 Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation. 32:11 And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand? 32:12 Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people. 32:13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever. 32:14 And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.

So, this tells us that we CAN change God's mind as to what is supposed to happen...right?? Okay, so I was thinking this morning on the way to work....I am the world's worst to not ask God for anything...and if I do ask him for anything, I quickly follow it with, "Lord, whatever your will is, you know it, not me..." I am thinking that the devil hampers my prayers alot by reminding me that things that I pray may not be God's will...that I shouldn't ask...that God may give me my wishes and I may not want them after I get them... Ok, so am I weird, or does the devil bother other people like this??
I do believe there is a perfect will of God...I believe he has a pattern for my life...
But this morning, on the way to work, I was thinking....of these verses....

Luke 11:9-10
And I say unto you, ASK, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that ASKeth receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

John 14:13-14
And whatsoever ye shall ASK in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the son
If ye shall ASK any thing in my name, I will do [it].

John 15:7
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ASK what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

These scriptures tell me to ASK!!!! There are things in my life that I have messed up....messes I have made, things I need God to move in...I am gonna stand on the authority of God's word and ASK!!!!!! I think the devil has hampered me too long!!! God knows my heart...He knows that I want his will above everything else...I prayed this morning...."God, if this is not your will, then change my desires...change my wants..."
1 John 5:14-15
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ASK any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ASK, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
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,

WOW...what if He DID do above all that I could ask or think!!!!???? Wow..this is a good promise!!!! I am gonna claim it! I am gonna ask!!!!

Look at all the people in the bible who asked things of God...Elijah prayed for fire on the sacrifice... Nehemiah prayed that he could build the wall back....Hannah prayed for a child... Hezekiah prayed and God added years onto his life...Elijah prayed that it wouldn't rain and then that it would... I guess everyone got their bible study for this morning, huh... LOL

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