The power of God engages itself beneath or behind and within our will, not in place of our will.
The evidence of God’s power in our lives is not the absence of our willing but the strength of our willing.
Part of the whole process of walking worthy of God’s call is the active engagement of our will in resolving to do righteousness.
From: God Works Through Good Resolves #SolidJoys http://solidjoys.desiringgod.org/en/devotionals/god-works-through-good-resolves
God has already laid his will out for us in his word. So perhaps instead of simply asking what his will is for us, we can ask for wisdom to act according to God’s will.
In order then to become wise we need to read and meditate on God’s word and ask for the spirit to illuminate our hearts.
The normal and enough way that will allow you to live the Christian life is through his word.
The normal Christian experience is that you know God through his words! Enough to know it is true and enough.
You are praying for your worldview to be changed and not for the Bible to be more clear.Pray and then Work. The psalmist prays and then works by meditating, memorising, teaches, speaks, lives, etc. He worked very hard
Listen to my voice in the morning, LORD.
Each morning i bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.
Psalms 5:3 (NLT)
My voice you shall hear in the morning, O LORD;
In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.
Psalms 5:3 (NKJV)
Let me hear of your unfailing love to me in the morning, for I am trusting you.
Show me where to walk, for I have come to you in prayer.
Psalms 143:8 (NLT)
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way to go, for to you i entrust my life.
Psalms 143:8 (NIV)
‘Are you using the summertime of your life to prepare for your winter season?’
The ant is weak but farsighted. He knows not only what time it is but the time that is yet to come. It is wisdom to prepare for your winter.
All these people died still believing what God had promised them. They did not receive what was promised, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it. They agreed that they were foreigners and nomads here on earth. Obviously people who say such things are looking forward to a country they can call their own. If they had longed for the country they came from, they could have gone back. But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
Hebrews 11:13-16 NLT
That’s the thing about drifting—it never happens consciously. The only way to know you’ve gone off course is to have a fixed reference point. For us, that’s Scripture. If we as the church do not anchor our hearts to the rock of God’s unchanging Word, we will be dragged along by the current of our culture unaware of where we stand in reference to God’s values.
by John Bevere