Friday, October 22, 2010

God Has a Time for Everything

Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us:

"To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:"

It helps you to realize that God has specific things that He does at specific times, but they're not always the same things. Solomon follows this statement with a list of contrasting things that God does at different times, and one of them is "A time to break down, And a time to build up;"

At different times, different organizations have been greatly used by God, and then cast aside for various reasons. It is an incredible Christian truth that the YMCA was once a powerful organization for Christ, but those days are long gone. There was a time when Methodists shook nations with powerful revivals, but those days are gone. At one time, Calvinists shook England and the US for Christ, but are now mostly sheep-stealers.

Christians who are in the right place at the right time often think that their success is due to their own Godliness, but move them to another area, and their success disappears. If you are to know what God wants you to do RIGHT NOW, remember that God is doing certain things in certain areas RIGHT NOW.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

What Should You Do RIGHT NOW?

It is always God's will for you to obey His Word, and the Holy Spirit never leads a Christian to disobey Scripture. But many specific things are not mentioned in Scripture. What church should you attend? What kind of Christian service should you do? Which translation should you use? Should you volunteer at a Christian organization that you do not totally agree with?

God's Word tells us that God does certain things at certain times. Different Christian groups are greatly used by God for a time, and then find their ministries declining, while others grow. Can you know specifically what God wants you to do RIGHT NOW?

We'll be looking at how to know God's will for you, as I post twice a week to show how to know God's will for RIGHT NOW.