Some of us are called into full-time ministry whereas the rest are called into the marketplace but we have to KNOW it is really the Lord who has called us to do it. It is not God’s will for us to lose sleep over our business, job or ministry because He will take care of it if what we are doing is within His will. He will provide, He will grant wisdom and He will make a way when there is no way. This is how we experience God when He opens up a stream in the desert and a path in the wilderness. The question is the “house” that you are building, is it something that the Lord has asked you to build? Otherwise we labor and stay awake in vain. It is important for us to build something that the Lord has asked us because the burden will be upon God and NOT US!
How do we know whether it is the will of God? Jesus has taught us in the Lord’s prayer regarding the Heavenly Father’s will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. There is a heavenly plan for each and every one of our lives. He is the master craftsman who has created each of us in a unique manner with different talents and gifts. He has allowed us to be developed very differently for a purpose.
The prayer of Consecration helps us to know whether it is God’s will:
(i) Praying about the will of God for our lives.
(ii) Submitting ourselves to God’s will.
(iii) A prayer that you can pray repeatedly until God’s will is known.
Matthew 26:38-39 (NKJV) Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.” He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”
Jesus, being 100% man and 100% God, was overwhelmed with sorrow in His soul with what He had to go through. The pain was so great to the extent that He shed blood. Yet, Jesus was submissive to God by praying to the Father regarding God’s will. He was following God’s will and it involved paying a price. Jesus went into the Garden of Gethsemane with two wills but came out with only one will, the Will of the Father.
Our soul will be under tremendous stress when we are faced with a stressful situation or the need to make a major decision especially when we are facing the unknown. We might be at a fork road in our lives where we need to choose to either change jobs, return home, marry someone, choose a university or any major investment.
Living for Christ is a consecrated life where we choose to live out the will of God in our lives, to walk in holiness and have the attitude of always wanting to submit to the will of God.
Sermon Series: Experiencing God – Is Our Faith in God Still Relevant Today
讲章系列：经历神 – 我们对神的信心在今日是否仍然有意义