SEEKING AND FINDING THE WILL OF GOD
Jesse M. Hendley
Now, friends, if you have your Bibles, turn with me to John
7:17. We are going to discuss seeking and finding God's
perfect will in a given situation. This message was born
when a preacher friend called me recently. He is in a
wonderful church and the Lord is blessing in a wonderful
way, but he received a call from another church. Now he is
in the valley of decision. He must decide whether to stay
at his present church or to go to the other church. He
asked me to share with him my thoughts about this and to
pray with him about it. Out of our long distance telephone
discussion came the message I want to bring to you now. I
believe this will be a blessing to your heart.
"Get Rid of Your Will"
In John 7:17, we learn that God wants us to know His will
in any given situation. But the question is, do we want
God's will? This is where the rubber hits the road. So
often we want our own will. We will have an idea about this
church or that church, or we look at it from the human
angle. We look at the size of the church, the people, and
the spiritual condition. But what we must want is God's
will. In order to do that, we must get rid of our own will.
This Scripture says, "If any man will do his will, he shall
know of the doctrine (the teaching)." God will let him know
if he wills to do the will of God. You must search for
this, because sometimes when we say, "I want God's will for
my life in that particular area," and then we wait on the
Lord long enough and search our souls, we find that we are
really saying, "I want to have my own way. I want to do
what I want to do." We must get rid of our wants entirely
to know what He wants. This involves heart searching, and
This young man wants this. He would not have called me
otherwise. He is serious about this. He had set aside an
entire day for prayer and fasting. He wants Christ's wi ...
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