The Mystery of God’s Will (part 5) -Charles Swindoll

Several years ago (perhaps decades!), I read a book entitled THE MYSTERY OF GOD’S WILL by Charles Swindoll. The book made an incredible impression on me and I took a ton of notes. Since that time, I’ve carried those notes with me wherever I’ve gone to remind me of how I can always improve my walk with God. I’ve copied them here and divided into six sections: God’s Way, God’s Leading, God’s Sovereignty, God’s Plans, God’s Faithfulness, and God’s Surprises. I hope and pray that these brief notes will help your walk with God, will drive you to further study of God’s will, and prompt all of us to continually deepen our relationship with God.

 

SwindollGod’s Faithfulness

God doesn’t call you into situations to be compared to someone else. The success that follows doing God’s will rests with God, not you. Even when you are in God’s will, there is a need for mercy (chesed).

When we compromise the truth, God doesn’t move; we do. He’s faithful to stay right where he is.  The Lord’s loving-kindness never ceases. The Lord’s Compassions never fail. The Lord’s faithfulness never diminishes. Lamentations 3:22-23 says God’s mercies are “new every morning.” This is why most suicides take place at night; not in the morning when God’s mercies are new. The original Hebrew & Greek translate the word “Holy” used in the Bible, as “separation or a setting apart”. Anything that is holy is to be set apart for the purpose of glorifying God. It is separation from anything sinful, impure, or imperfect. It is the will of God for us to be holy too. His will may seem mysterious but it is never wrong. He is holy!

1 John 1: 5-7 “but if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we will have…”
Romans 6: 12-18 “sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law, but under grace”

To let God, you must let go of sin (lusts). God is always faithful to us.

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