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Mission: To be a resource to Pastors and Bible teachers in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. – Sermons to the World

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Vision: To reach the world on the internet to fulfill the command of Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20 – “to go into all the world and teach all nations”.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

THE WILL OF GOD CONCERNING YOU

“THE WILL OF GOD CONCERNING YOU”

“And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk in it, when you turn to the right hand and when you turn to the left” (Isaiah 30:21).

People who love God appreciate all He has done for them and seek to please Him in some type of way. Sometimes we call this “finding God’s will” or using our “gifts and abilities” for the Kingdom of God.

I have been serving the Lord Jesus for over fifty years now in several different ways.  I have worked in the Church as a Sunday School Teacher, a youth director, missionary, an assistant pastor, an associate pastor, and a Pastor.  But, I have also served Him in secular jobs.  I was a school teacher and school administrator for over 32 years, a coach for children’s sports, worked in a grocery store and restaurant, construction, drove a bus, and many other things.  All of these positions were a part of God’s will for my life at the time.  My titles and geography changed, but mission remained the same.  I was actively involved in taking the message of God’s love to people.

One thing I have learned is that you can serve the Lord without having a title in the church.  You can be a minister without being ordained.  You can be a teacher without having a class.  You can be a missionary without leaving your community.  You can please God with your gifts and abilities regardless of your age, income, or education.

If you will start your day with a prayer asking the Lord “What are we going to do today?”, and you follow Him all day long, you will have done the will of God.  If you repeat that tomorrow, the next day, the next month, the next year, and the rest of your life, at the end of your life you will have done “God’s Will”.

Let me tell you what I did this week so that you can do some of these things this coming week. Please do not think I am boasting about these things.  There is nothing here that I did without God’s help and leading.  There is nothing here you cannot do.   I took time to play with a small child; I listened to a teenager’s questions about life; I took time to be a friend to several lonely adults;  I had prayer with a total stranger who had just received bad news about a loved one’s health; my wife and I sent money to an orphanage in Africa for food, and to a Pastor in India for medicine for his wife; I attended a funeral of someone I did not know and carried their family some food and words of comfort;  I visited a nursing home patient and had prayer with them.  I used my ability to make something of value and gave it freely;  I shared the Good News and love of our Lord Jesus with others by giving them CD’s and written messages of hope and love.  I sent the Gospel throughout the world to over 107 countries using the internet which cost me nothing.  I shared messages of hope and love on websites, youtube, and face book.   I hope you can see that you have unlimited ways to serve the Lord and to do “God’s Will”. 

Something I have learned is not to wait until everything is right in your life to start doing “God’s Will”  We cannot wait until others start treating us the way we want them to before we start doing the things God has put in our hearts and given us the ability to do.  We cannot wait until we have someone else’s permission or commission to do His will.

We can count on God to be with us, to find “His Will”,  and to lead us and make a way for us to become victorious even in difficult times.  Even if you are suffering from bad relationships, poor financial decisions, or health problems remember His words of encouragement to us: “No temptation has taken you but what is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but with the temptation also will make a way to escape, so that you may be able to bear it” 
(1 Corinthians 10:13).  Go to God in prayer.  If you are going through a difficult time in your life, ask Him to give you the faith to endure your hardship until He makes the way.  The “Will of God” for you in hard times is this: “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”  (I Thessalonians 5:18).

God is going to make a way for you today.  “He gives power to the weary; and to him with no vigor; He increases strength. Even the young shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall; but those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:29-31).

“God’s Will” for you is not impossible to find. “Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek and you will find; knock and it shall be open unto you. For everyone who asks, receives; and everyone who seeks, finds; and everyone that knocks, it shall be opened.

There are great rewards waiting for us if we “do God’s Will”.  We will have resources from Heaven to help us and bless us each day we walk with Him.  “Blessed is the person who walks not with the ungodly...they shall be like a tree planet by the rivers of water, that produces good fruit in its season, its leaf also shall not die; and whatever they do shall prosper.”  (Psalm 1: 1-3).  We will have eternal life with the Lord Jesus if we do “God’s Will”.  “And this world will pass away and all the sin in it: but those that do the will of God will live forever.”  (I John 2:17).

There are people that need you today.  It may be something as simple as a kind word or an act of kindness. It may be something that requires your time, money, and talents.  If God lays something on your heart, He is expecting you to do it.  And in many cases, if you don’t do it, it want get done.  “Give, and it shall be given to you...” (Luke 6:38).

Here is a conversation and a prayer I had with the Lord in April 2011.
Today, I woke up and asked my Lord Jesus: “What will we do today?”
He said: “The first thing we will do is take some time to pray.”
“But,” I said, “there are so many things to do, and Lord we can only do so much.”

My Lord replied: “With a little help from you, there are many people we can touch.”