About God’s Will and Right Sexual Conduct

 

So many youngsters are worried about finding God’s will. In today’s world they are more in confusion about right sexual conduct.

The Bible speaks about this in very clear terms.

Flee.

That means run away from sexual immorality (1 Corinthians 6:18, 2 Tim 2:22). So do not stay in a place, situation or in Read the rest

Benefits of Obeying God’s Will

Is there any benefit in trying to understand and obey God’s will in your life? This question should be asked and its answer should satisfy. Otherwise you will never be sure why you are seeking God’s will in your life. Some benefits of seeking God’s will are enumerated here.

A Special Relationship:

Jesus was once

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6. Higher Priorities Jesus Had

Jesus had higher priorities in life. It was seen in different instances.

For example, when He was hungry the disciples had gone to buy food. During that time He was having a conversation with the Samaritan woman by the well that proved life-changing and life-giving to her. The disciples came and urged Him to eat … Read the rest

5. Jesus’ Sense of Timing

The clock was Jesus’ slave. Never did Jesus get His sense of timing wrong. He always waited for the right time, the appropriate time; the time the Father had set for Him to act.

Jesus demonstrated this many times. To Mary, His mother, who told Him that there was no more wine at the wedding … Read the rest

4. Jesus Was Purpose-Driven

Jesus was always driven with a purpose. The great sense of the mission He had to fulfill was very strong in Him. In other words, He always referred to having been “sent” to this world by His Father:

“For I came from God and now am here. I have not come on my own; but … Read the rest

3. Jesus Pleased God

The desire to please God was a dominant force in the life of Jesus.

Jesus once said: “The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him” (John 8:29 NIV) [author’s emphasis]. Jesus enjoyed a continuous conscious presence of God in His life … Read the rest

2. Peace Jesus Enjoyed

Jesus is the “Prince of Peace” (Ref. Isaiah 9:6). This was described in the great prophecy of the coming Messiah. And it was also said that there will be increase of peace when he governs (Ref. Isaiah (9:7a).

Therefore, when a person allows Jesus to govern his life, there will be an increase of peace … Read the rest

1. Choices Jesus Made

Doing God’s will is a choice. That is made clear by Jesus’ statement, “If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own” (John 7:17 NIV).

Note the first part of that statement: “If anyone chooses to do God’s will.” It … Read the rest

A Prayer for Confirmation

Chapter 19

Theme: A Prayer for Confirmation
Focus on: Gideon
Reading Portion(s): Judges 6
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
We all have fears. Sometimes these fears affect the way we act. It affects us so much that we fear to act even when God
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Do Not Interpretations Belong to God?

Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams” (Genesis 40:8b NIV).

The Bible deals much about dreams. The Book of Genesis and the Book of Daniel contains many references to dreams and their interpretation. Today, there is much talk about dreams in the Christian world too.

They quote … Read the rest

Separate Those Who Lap the Water

So Gideon took the men down to the water. There the Lord told him, “Separate those who lap the water with their tongues like a dog from those who kneel down to drink” (Judges 7:5 NIV).

Many come to serve God. But God does not choose all. He first of all finds those who are … Read the rest

You Are My Witnesses

You are my witnesses (Isaiah 43:10a NIV).

God repeats this statement in quick succession twice (Isaiah 43:12 and 44:8). That means God meant it to be taken very seriously indeed. So what does it mean?

First of all it means that you need to have an intimate knowledge of God. This is important because no … Read the rest

Break Camp and Advance

The Lord our God said to us at Horeb, “You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Break camp and advance into the hill country of the Amorites … ” (Deuteronomy 1:6, 7a NIV).

Achievers for God don’t sit still for ever. They press forward. They do not make victories an occasion for rest. But … Read the rest

Forming an Alliance, but Not by My Spirit

“Woe to the obstinate children,” declares the Lord, “to those who carry out plans that are not mine, forming an alliance, but not by my Spirit, heaping sin upon sin (Isaiah 30:1 NIV).

Alliances play an important role in life. They can help you or cause your ruin. So one should enter into alliances very … Read the rest

I Desire to Do Your Will

I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart (Psalm 40:8 NIV).

In this verse there is a prophetic reference to Jesus Christ’s passion to do God’s will (Hebrews 10:5–7). In fact, Jesus’ entire life was characterized by a desire to God’s will at all times and in all … Read the rest

With Great Compassion

The hurts of life are painful.

And the agony of some life-experiences are like volcanic lava that boil and occasionally erupt under great pressure.

The suffering is real.

And words of comfort or care from your dearest may not wipe away those tears.

The question is: Can God?

The first thing to note is that, … Read the rest

What Shall I do, Lord?

Saul asked this question as soon as he got the answer to his previous question: “Who are you, Lord?” (Acts 22:8). The answer was: “I am Jesus of Nazareth.”

If you know for sure that the person with whom you had an encounter in life is Jesus, then the next question to ask is: “What Read the rest

The Reality

The Reality

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Life is not easy. The life of faith not easy at all.

In my Sunday School days I grew up fascinated by stories of young David killing Goliath, Daniel unharmed in the den of lions and the dreamer Joseph becoming Prime Minister in Egypt.

As I grew up I also … Read the rest

Closed Doors are a Blessing

Open doors in life mean opportunity, progress and promotion. But unexpectedly certain open doors close. It leaves you desperate. Then you cry out, “O my God, where are you? Is it all over for me? Open one door for me. Give me a sign of your goodness.1

This cry comes from desperation. But … Read the rest