The sovereignty of God establishes the fact His will WILL be done. After all He created the universe by speaking it into existence. Being who I am I want to know what His will in my life is. Also being who I am I usually get out in front in what I THINK His will is for me. That is fruitless instead of fruitful. So I have begun a study on God’s will. This is the first installment.
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
Patience Ron! PATIENCE!
26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.
In the meantime, while I chafe impatiently, Since I am flawed is there a lesson the Holy Spirit is trying to get through my thick head? LISTEN!!
We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
Being a finite flawed specimen I have no idea what I really need or how to ask for it. But God the Spirit does! He and God the Father, in the language of deity, council together about me just as they do for every Believer 86,400 seconds of every day.
27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
God the Father knows where I am spiritually because He willed, predestined, me to be baptized by God the Spirit in His good time. Then they inject themselves into my life according to THEIR will!
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:25-28 NIV)
And I should know by now EVERYTHING God does ALWAYS works to my benefit, whether, or not, I recognize it at the time!
God’s will in Romans 12:1-8
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God– this is your true and proper worship.
God the Father saved us from an eternity of pain by sacrificing His Son, God the Son. God the Spirit credits that sacrifice to us. Are we really Believers if we do not do what He has ordered us to do even if The World objects? Our destiny is decided. Heaven is the best place to be even if we arrive sooner that we thought. That is “worship!”
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is– his good, pleasing and perfect will.
My body is to be a contrast, VISIBLE to The World! Through The Holy Spirit we continue learning how that can be increasingly accomplished. THEN I will be able to see and experience what His will is. It will always be “good, pleasing and PERFECT!
3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
I have to agree with Paul “what a wretched man I am!” I had to be saved! I was unable to do so for myself! I am twice dead! I am an immortal in waiting. I am READY to go home! Any time! Under any circumstances!
4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
All for one, and one for all, Believers!
6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. (Romans 12:1-8 NIV)
Working the gifts from The Father, administered by God the Spirit, as a result of the work of God the Son!