Shrubbery Ablaze

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Devotional




God’s power always accompanies God’s will



We want nothing more and nothing less than His will for our lives, but by what process do we discover it?



“How?” is a mission-critical question, and to answer it correctly, our mindset must be established before our mission is understood. In other words, the head must lead both the feet and the heart.



The foundation of knowing God’s will is to believe and trust in this truth:



“God’s power always accompanies God’s will”.



We long to know God’s will because we instinctively understand that a connection exists between God’s will and His power. We sense that if we can determine what God wants us to do and then follow His leading, He will supply the strength, faith and joy we need in every circumstance.



That hunch is correct. If we are walking in God’s will, we will experience God’s power. The two always go hand in hand. That’s not to say we won’t ever become tired or discouraged; but with the knowledge of His will, we can confidently say, “God, You called me into this, so I know You are with me here—and by Your power You’re going to get me through it.” God’s will always has God’s power. The two can’t be separated. They go together like a hand in a glove, like peanut butter and jelly.



The fact that God’s power accompanies His will removes the fear of hearing from Him and makes obedience to His will an opportunity for trusting, not for trying.



If you have trusted Christ as your Savior, then the Holy Spirit lives inside of you. He is the very power of God in you. Your job is to place your trust in that power. This is a much different process than trying to figure out His plan on your own, then implementing it through your own strength and waiting until heaven to see if God is pleased.



We trust, we listen and we release control so that God might work through us.



God’s will—nothing more and nothing less—is based in His power.



God’s power is what propels the mission He’s called us to. Regardless of where we’re headed, “the power is not ours to provide”; it’s His.



The Spirit of God propels us.



You can get Gregg Matte’s book by clicking on Finding God's Will.