How to find, follow and fulfill the will of God.

Pastors Ron and Phyllis Lambright

 

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pastorron@fccfortmill.org

 

How to find, follow and fulfill the will of God.

Are you fulfilling your call? Do you even know what God has ordained for your life? If not, you’re certainly not alone.  Two-thirds of Christians don’t know if they were walking in God’s will.   Being uncertain of God’s plan for our lives is common among Christians.  But it shouldn’t be.

How can we ever expect to build God’s kingdom if we don’t know our part?  The place to start is to realize that the Lord has a specific and unique plan for you.   He’s had this plan in mind before you were even born. God had all of your days written out before you were born. You aren’t a mistake going somewhere to happen.  You haven’t been placed on this earth by chance.  Where and when you were born, the parents God gave you,  your personality, and everything else about you was orchestrated by  God for a specific purpose.

However, you can’t assume that God’s will is automatically going to come to pass in your life.  It won’t.  God’s will doesn’t always come to pass.  Take salvation, for instance. I believe that most people are not accomplishing what God has called them to do. They may be doing good works, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re  walking in God’s purpose for their lives.  Not everything that is good is God.Believe me,

God’s perfect will is worth finding. Supernatural peace and joy come when you’re in the center of His will.  And God’s blessing and anointing will always be on your work when you’re doing what He’s called you to do.

Do you feel dissatisfied or unsettled with your life?   Are you tired of just going to work, coming home, watching television,  going to bed, then getting up and doing it all over again?  If so, it may be God who has placed a holy dissatisfaction within you in hopes of provoking you to start seeking out His perfect will. Don’t wait another day to begin the search for God’s will in your life.

Finding God’s will for your life is essential, but it’s just the beginning. Once you start moving in God’s direction, you have a big target painted on your back. Satan will do everything he can to stop you.  If you don’t bump into the devil, it’s because you both are headed in the same direction. You’re going to have all kinds of problems trying to follow God’s will.  You can definitely learn from hard knocks.  But I don’t recommend it. There is a better way. You can learn from somebody else’s hard knocks. This is exactly what the Scripture has to say:

Knowing God’s will for your life is a very small part of you following and fulfilling that will. That comes as a total shock to most people. Most people think, God, just show me what You want me to do, and praise
God, I can take care of it from here.
  But, actually, the Scripture teaches a much different attitude. Once you know God’s will for your life, the next step—and maybe even a more important step—is finding out how to follow and fulfill His will.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
5  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

It is more tragic when a person knows God’s will but doesn’t fulfill it than if they never knew His will to begin withI believe this happens more often than most people realize. When we get to heaven and look back on our lives, I don’t think many of us will say, “I trusted God too much.”  But many of us will say, “I played it too safe. I spent my time being occupied with too many things and not going for what God said.” So, I think how to fulfill God’s will may be the most important part of this teaching, How to Find, Follow, and Fulfill God’s Will. It is super important that you learn how to finish your race properly.

Everybody wants the testimony, but nobody wants the test!   You can quit when things get hard and most people wouldn’t disapprove. They’d only say something if you don’t act that way. They’d get mad at you when you start saying you can overcome in every situation. They believe you should be preparing for the worst.

If you’re in a bad situation and it’s beating you, make sure not to faint in your mind! It’s the way you think that is causing you to be overcome by those situations. If you would think correctly, you would overcome! You’ve got to get to where you look to Jesus and consider Him more than what you see in the mirror, what you feel in your body, more than what other people have to say to you—anything! You have to get to where God’s Word impacts you more than anybody else’s word. You have to keep yourself encouraged because you will not fulfill God’s will with a defeated attitude. You’re going to have to resist discouragement. You have to overcome obstacles that have been put in your path. I’m telling you, it takes effort. If you’re going to endure over the long haul, you’re going to have to toughen up. Good soldiers don’t indulge their feelings; they just do what they need to do. 

I pray this has been helpful to in Finding, Following and Fulfilling God’s will for your life.
God has a definite plan for your life.
Your not here by accident.
He wants you to know His will if you will diligently seek Him.
You will do well to find His will for you.
You will do well to then follow His will – Seek Him First.
You will do well to Fulfill His will. – Endure hardness as a good soldier.
You’ll find great happiness and satisfaction in doing so.


Walk By Faith

Pastors Ron and Phyllis Lambright

 

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Walk By Faith. 

Here is an amazing truth:
Spiritual things can only be perceived by our spirits.
Jesus said to Nicodemus in John 3:6,

“That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit”.

What Jesus was saying was, flesh is flesh and spirit is spirit.
You cannot perceive the spirit through the senses of the flesh.
They are totally different worlds, or realms, of reality.

The Apostle Paul made this same point in 1 Corinthians 2:14 where he said,

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned”.

The physical senses can’t discern spiritual things.
This isn’t speaking only of understanding spiritual truths with our minds;
this also applies to seeing spiritual realities with our eyes or feeling
spiritual things with our emotions.
Of course there are exceptions where God opened physical eyes to enable
people to see angels and even heaven, but normally the only way to access
the spirit realm is through our spirits by faith.

Although special times of the manifest presence of the Lord do occur
when we can feel in the natural what is always true in the spiritual,
this is the exception rather than the rule.
We are not to be more excited when we feel something
  than when we are just  walking by faith in the promises of God!
  That is a radical statement!

 You won’t always feel God’s presence.
That may come as a shock or disappointment to you, but that’s the way it is.
And if you are believing, unrealistically, for a constant tangible
manifestation of His love and presence, you are out of step with God and
setting yourself up for disappointment.
That’s not the way He is.
The Lord loves to work in subtle ways that only faith perceives.

Hebrews 11:6 says,

“But without faith it is impossible to please him.”

Our God is a God of faith, and it takes faith to please Him.
He could make a bird come sit on your shoulder and tell you He loves you
every minute of every day.
He could write your name with instructions on every cloud that passes over.
He could have angels come visit you every morning and night to affirm to
you that what He says in His Word is true.
But that’s not faith, and that’s not God.
Second Corinthians 5:7 says,

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

We don’t just walk by faith until we get the sight we really desired.
We walk by faith, period.
When sight comes, we praise God and keep walking by faith.


You Already Have It!

Pastors Ron and Phyllis Lambright

 

Please sent your comments, questions and prayer requests to:

pastorron@fccfortmill.org

You Already Have It! God has already forgiven you. He’s already healed you. He’s already commanded His blessing upon you and your finances. He’s already given you love, joy, and peace. You don’t need God to respond to you; you need to learn to respond to God! It’s easier to defend something you already have than to go get something you don’t have.

That is so powerful, but this is where so many Christians are missing it. They know that God can do all of these things, but they don’t think He’s done anything yet. They start from a position of unbelief. They are cross ways with the Word of God.

In regards to healing, the proper way to do it is to take  Proverbs 18:21“Death and life are in the power of the tongue” —and begin to release this power over sickness and disease: “I speak death to this sickness. I curse it and command it to leave. God, I speak the life that You’ve already put on the inside of me. I release it to flow through my body.” This is how you start cooperating with God.

We need to begin to believe that things have happened that we can’t see, taste, hear, smell, or feel.  We can believe that there are television and radio signals in the atmosphere, even though we can’t see them.  But we need to begin to apply this to spiritual things. We can’t limit this concept to just our physical realm.

There is more going on than just what you can perceive with your five senses. There is more than just your soulish, emotional realm. There is a spirit on the inside of you, and there is a spiritual realm, where God has already done His part. If you don’t relate to it properly, you’re going to be hit and miss in the Christian life, which has led to so much weirdness in the body of Christ. You need to live from the standpoint that God has already done it.  He’s provided everything you need.  It’s not a matter of trying to get God to move in your life;  it’s a matter of you moving over into agreement with Him and receiving what He has already provided.

To hear more about this click here for our most recent sermon entitled “You’ve Already Got It”: https://fccfortmill.sermon.net/20696959