Monday, June 28, 2010
So how are y'all today? Tired like me?
It has been a fast weekend, and so busy, next weekend will be the same again too, one of the church couples is having a cookout, we all are going to bring something, and they are roasting a pig, and having pulled pork, sounds like lots of fun, heehee, something for everyone, I am looking for ward to it.
Today, Monday, I am writing a devotion on God's Permissive Will, now these thoughts came from when my little Zoie was outside yesterday morning I was watching her, and she has boundaries in our yard, so I thought I would see just what she would do when the door shut, and I was not watching, or so she thought. I wanted to know if she would stay where she was suppose to, or if she would wander off on her own.
It was so fun watching her decide, much like us sometimes.
She got right to the gate, then turned around and looked toward the door, then back at the gate, (by the way the gate was open) then back at the door, she went forward a couple of steps, and stood for a long time looking out toward the road, after about a minute she turned around and headed for the porch, that pleased me, she fought off the urge to act on her own will, and thought of what I had taught her, she decided to listen to my instruction instead of her own will, and doing what she wanted to do. Is that not like we are with God? Some times we just want our way so bad, we forget, no wrong word, we ignore what God and his word has told us, that is when we get out of his will and into his permissive will, let me explain, What is the difference between God's sovereign will and God's perfect will?"
The "perfect will" of God is what you find in Romans 12:2. Because God is omniscient, He knows what He will accomplish in us. He knows what we will do, and what we would do, in any given circumstance. Thus, His plans for us will never fail;
God has penned down in the bible every little detail that will help us grow, and live a happy and productive life to be in his will. Do we always listen and obey, NO, and if you are honest you will answer no, we get outside the boundaries at times, some times intentionally other times we just get into something we never met to.
But at times God allows us to do things that are not of His perfect will so as to give us our own way, so to speak, knowing that it is not good for us, but wanting us to learn that for our self. When he allows us to do our will, at times we get off and run with the ball, thinking well God is letting me do this it must be his will, well it is not always his will for our life, some times like a parent he just gives us our way so we can see our own error in our ways.
God is still in control, and His purposes are being accomplished. His "directive will" often allows or permits (His permissive will) men to violate His preferential will (what gives Him pleasure) and His prescriptive will (His Word). God's permissive will is never outside His directive will. God "permits" those things which will lead to the accomplishment of His directive will.
Though we act against God`s will and God`s plans , He never let us down . Because He loves us deeply and abundantly, He makes an alternative arrangement. That is permissive will. Though we are pulled by our self- desire and select a way which is contrary to the best plan which God has set for us, He never gives up. God allows His permissive will to be executed in a nation or in a people group.
Many times, we fulfill His permissive will only. We may not be prepared to fulfill His perfect will. Even when we decide to do what looks good to us, His loves never lets us down. His love is the only reason for not being forsaken.
But, only when we fulfill His perfect will, We can receive His fullness of blessings.
Now I don't know about you, but me, I definitely want to be in his perfect and acceptable will, to live and be an obedient child, to make my God happy, and not to grieve him in any way, funny how a little dog can give us ideas and to show us God's way.
God bless you and I hope you are living in his perfect will, peacefully, happily, and full of love and contentment. That is what being surrendered to God is all about.
It is all for our own good, he loves us so much, and he wants us to be happy, and to live victoriously daily in our life.
You be blessed now, and have a wonderful day. Hugs my friends.
Posted by Barbara at 9:33 AM