He awaits my every next move. He usually awaits my command for HIS every next move. All he wants to do is please me.
Dogs sure know how to seek our approval. They know how to ensure us that they want only to do what we want them to do.
This is a concept that, since being saved, we have all probably pondered, analyzed, and sought. We want to walk the path He chooses. We want to please Him. We definitely don’t want to miss what He has planned for us.
We search scripture to find it. We hang on the words of a Sunday sermon to find it. We soak in the ideas of our favorite Christian author or breathe in a feel good moment to find that “aha!” revelation when God tells us “this is it!”
The problem with all these scenarios is that, in the meantime, we often sit back leading a boring, burnt out, ineffective “Christian” life. We use the phrase “seeking God’s will” as our scapegoat catch phrase.
The truth is that God has equipped us to fulfill His will for our lives every moment of our lives.
That unexpected check in the mail- Did God intend that for your checking account? Maybe. Did He intend for you to bless someone with a greater need? Probably. That encouraging word you read this morning- did God mean to teach you something? Maybe. Did He intend for you to make someone smile with it? Probably both! The 10$ we hand over to the man with the sign, the smile to the less than friendly waitress- both could mean the difference between someone going home with hope or someone going home and giving up. If that doesn’t scream out God’s will I don’t know what does!
While there are specific decisions God wants us to make that are exclusive to our situations, there are even more opportunities to fulfill His will 24/7. We don’t need a title to do them and we don’t need a sign to let us know we should.
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”- James 1:27