“Lord, what wilt thou have me do?”
- Apostle Paul (Acts 9:6 KJV)
In the just concluded WAFBEC, pastor Poju Oyemade concluded on a powerful note. He talked about seeking God’s face on what He would have us do per time.
It is much easier to desire something and take it to the LORD to make such desires come to pass. Sometimes we’ll even pray and fast for God to bless such.
However, that is what many other religions do. They ‘use’ their god to get what they want. They think by their piety, zealousness and constant worship of their gods, their gods will be pleased and grant their desires. Unfortunately, even this way of thinking has been transferred to Christendom and we believe that we are Christians to get what we want from God.
Christianity is not for us to get what you ‘want’ from God, it is for us to be conformed to the person of Christ. This conformance comes as we study and meditate on God’s word, by the Holy Spirit’s leading and by prayers. Those are the ways to know the will of the Father.
Don’t get me wrong. The LORD is very much interested in our desires and will grant them according to His will. When Jesus was on earth, He went about doing good. He healed, delivered, performed miracles and gave provision. God wants the good of every man but He wants us to seek His will above all else.
Jesus said “seek the kingdom of God and all its righteousness and all other things will be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33). We are Christians: Christ followers. We are to seek to know the will of God at all times concerning every area of our lives.
It’s true that God’s will is contained in His word; nevertheless, there’s much beauty and strength that comes with God making His will known to you as He illuminates the word in your heart. This is what a Christian should seek after.
Has God led or called you to do what you’re doing? Instead of crying out for God’s mighty blessings on it, why don’t you pray to know if that’s what He’ll have you do.
As many as are led by Spirit, they are the sons of God (Romans 8:14). This is what differentiates us from other religions. We are to be led by the Spirit. He is to instruct us on how we should live and act. We are not to God to get what we want. We are His vessels in whom He has put treasures and even when using these treasurers, remember that it is to the glory of the Father. The LORD will surely reward.
For we have these treasurers in earthen vessels to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us (2 Corinthians 4:7).
May the LORD strengthen us to seek His will above all else in Jesus name. Amen.
Here’s an invite to be part of the feast Jesus has prepared for you, you will only partake of it by being washed in His precious blood that was shed for you. Today choose Jesus!
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