We are in week 3 of our Recalculating series and I hope that you are getting something from the messages. One of the main struggles in many peoples faith is the reality that a surrendered life to God through Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection empowered by the Holy Spirit causes us to change course. And not just once… but a constant reevaluating of current directions or bearings.
Week 1 we looked at the Will of God recognizing that All believer’s plans need be placed within the context of God’s will and based on His word. In that, we must understand, embrace, and accept the BIBLICAL PRINCIPLE that God is in control of our everyday lives.
Week 2 we looked at God’s plans. The reality is that the simplicity and beauty of knowing God’s plan for a season in a believers life depends on their “seeing” and obeying his will. Why is that a big deal? Well, there are times when the Lord changes our plans and/or makes his plans very evident. And last week we saw that in Paul’s course of his 2nd Missionary journey. God rerouted Paul and Silas.
This week, we look at self a little harder. Now, I don’t do this to emphasize self help, but reality is that if we don’t see that sometimes we are the issue in the equation, it’s real easy to blame outside forces and circumstances for things that we cause. We see this in Peter’s moments before Jesus’ biased trial.
Like Simon Peter, who we think we are and who God knows we are can be revealed to us which, in turn, results in a change of plans.