prove what is the right way: Romans
12:2 "And be not
conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing
of your mind that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect
will of God."
mind has to be transformed by God,
which occurs after one makes a decision to change to be
like God in wholeness, purity, etc., albeit because God was working
with you in the first place, or you wouldn't be at all interested in seeking
spiritual answers. Then
one comes to know God's will in His life.
5:14,15 "And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we
anything according to His
will, he hears us. And if we know that He hears us,-whatsoever
we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him."
So we need to know what God's will is in order to be sure
of an answer? Things occur in the interaction between God and Christians
through belief in Jesus Christ. Why?
What's God's will? To know God's
will, one must know that
is filled with the knowledge of His will -Colossians
1:9,10 "For this cause we also, since
the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye
might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual
understanding. That ye might walk worthy of the Lord-(or,
this is how one walks worthy of the Lord)-unto
all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing
in the knowledge of God."
this about love.
Things from God come by believing. The convincing follows.
We usually have it backwards. We need convincing to believe. But that's
not walking in faith like Jesus did, is it? -1John
2:6 "He that saith he abideth in him-ought
himself also so-to
walk, even as he walked." 1Thessalonians
4:1 "Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort-(instruct)-you
by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk
and to please God, so ye would abound more and more." Hebrews
11:6 "But without faith it is impossible to
please him. For he that cometh to
God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder
of them that diligently seek him."
Well, what are you asking
from troubles-(still got troubles? Then
your not asking)-Freedom
from fears? Expression (an exciting purpose
God's will is for us to be resurrected
from the dead:
6:40 "And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which
the Son, and believeth on him
may have everlasting life, and I will raise
him up at the last day."
God's will is also to give us physically
what we ask for – if we can handle it -James
4:3 "Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss-(original
Greek implies: 'you ask, but don't receive, because that, you ask in order
to ingratiate your selfish pleasures'),
that ye may consume it upon your lusts."
10:10 "The thief cometh not, but for to steal,
and to kill, and to destroy. I am come that they might have life, and that
they might have it more abundantly."
We say: "Where
is it? I've been asking for years and what have I got?" Well, if we are
to believe God when He says it's as good as done when we ask (Matthew
6:8; 1John 5:15), it will be;
not all in this life for most of us it seems.
But perhaps we have unknowingly
been off track in trying to obey God. Anyone thinking this
way just does not understand belief.
As far as God's concerned, what you
asked for is yours and is sure to come IF you believe. And belief
is easy! It's simply accepting what God has said as being true. But, believe
All of the answers to your prayers
will come – in the great life that will carry on for you into
eternity, but so will answers also come in this life! To God, once
you are Christian, you are an eternal
being with him.
Many Christians need to more clearly
see this, oh so quickly passing physical life, in perspective. The real
joy begins in the next step.-...continue?