Many people will say about their situation, “If these four things work out, I will know it is God’s will!” It might be suggested that if this is God’s will, those four things will work out. The key is God, not circumstances.

In Genesis 17:17-18, Abraham still wrestles with the promise that God has made to him concerning the birth of a son to him and his wife Sarah. God patiently and lovingly knew Abraham’s heart, and assured him that it would be from Sarah that the son of promise would come “at this set time next year” (Genesis 17:21) – in God’s “fullness of time.” God is God and Abraham was not! God knew this, and now Abraham knew this. It was settled.

Has God convinced you that He is God, and you are not? That realization will shape the rest of your life. We will never enter His Presence without this strong awareness. With that realization we will never argue with God, or demand of God, or doubt God. We will not fuss with God or debate with God. He is God! And I am not! Therefore, we will choose to let Him be God in and through our lives. We will consistently stand amazed at God’s consistent blessings in our lives and in those of our families!

This means that at every point in our lives, we only have one decision to make – is this clearly God’s will? If it is, confirm it and proceed. There are always a hundred details to work out. But we can be, and always should be, confident that since we know His will, each and all of these details He will work out or help us to work out in our lives.

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).

What do you think?

Thoughts from reading “A Fresh Encounter with God” by Henry T. Blackaby (Created to Be God’s Friend) — via Ken Darnell


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