Monday, January 4, 2010

Doing God Right

Before going to bed last night I prayed for inspiration regarding this blog. I asked God to send me the topic he wanted me to post about because this blog was started from His request. Early this morning I woke from a dream with this title in my head along with a rough outline and a few sentences. After I awoke I made a simple request that He help me wake up early so I could do his work before my family woke up; just before 6am my eyes popped open. God is good!

Doing God right. What does that mean to you? It can be taken in one of two ways. 1.) Being the Christian that our Savior wants us to be, following the Bible and doing our best each day. Or 2.) In addition to all of that you also listen prayerfully with your heart and mind to what God is calling you to do. What do you do when that voice in your head speaks? What do you do when you feel called or experience a sign of what He wants you to do? It is my hearts prayer that you listen each and every time. So often we want to do our own thing, our own will. But friends if you feel called towards something you need to listen. No matter how big or small. It is His will and not our own that matters.

Through Christ, God has given us the privilege* and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name. And you are included among those Gentiles who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ. Romans 1:5-6 (NLT) *or grace

Just as I could not ignore this calling or many others in my life I pray that you too follow your own calling. We are here to do His will and not our own. Without Jesus life here on earth would be bleak and hopeless. But thanks to God he sent his only Son to free us of our sins. He offered it all for us so that we would be free of sin and able to do His will and not our own.

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power or the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power or sin that leads to death. Romans 8:1-2 (NLT) 

So dear friends, what are you feeling called to do? What is His will for you?


1 comment:

  1. Alexis this was very well written. I've really been seeking God to show me what he wants me to do with my life. And he has answered me very clear in regards to my career, my boys and even the difficulties with their father. I must strive in every way to honor Him.



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