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We are called for courage!

By Richard Krejcir

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We are called for courage!  

           Abraham in Genesis 22 faced a crisis, which was interpreting God’s will as having to kill his son.  Abraham had to learn he had to do anything, no matter what the cost, to be totally dependent and obedient to God, no matter how much it went against his convictions and belief system.  Fortunately for us, God may not ask these extreme measures from us because we can read it in His book.  We need to remain trusting, devoted, and obedient, with courage to receive His blessings.  We must be willing to surrender our convictions and even our experience of life.  This is the purifying fire of our faith to refine us to His purpose and glory.

           Philippians 2:13 “For it is God who works in you to will and act according to His good purpose”.

           Sometimes the call will not make sense to our way of thinking, as in Luke 5:1-11. The disciples were unsure of casting their nets at a time when all of their earthly fishing experience tells them it would not work. Reluctantly the disciples followed the word of our LORD and cast their nets in the deep water, and verse 6 tells us how foolish our wise ways are and how wonderful the ways of the Lord are! And, their nets were beyond full! Peter realizes the holiness of Christ. 

           The question is, do we realize His holiness?  Do we realize His purpose and what He can do for us?  It is not about fisherman’s luck, it is about Christ! Then they heard the call to now fish for men, after their obedience was assured.

           The will of God is for the ordinary, the sinful, the neurotic, and all of our frailties. For we all have fallen short…but do we hear the call and do we respond in kind? The disciples “then they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed Him.”  We must be assured that when we follow Christ, He will give us the purpose and courage to go beyond our known limits to His greatness! Jesus Christ is the master fisherman.          

THOUGHTS ON COURAGE  

·        Obeying God can be a difficult task, but it will be an ultimate joy.  See Galatians 4:19.

·        The key question is not what I should do; it is how should I obey.

·        Having peace is courage found in John 14:1.  Let this become real in you!

·        Taking the time to abide in Christ is the courage to go against the sin nature within us. 

           There are times when we will not understand what is going on in our lives or what the Lord is about to do.

           Sometimes we have to wait.  It is not God being unresponsive to us, it is just that we are called to relax and wait. Waiting means teaching. God teaching us His ways. If you have a lot of doubt, perhaps you should wait.

 

Condensed from the book "Finding God's Will for your Life" by Richard J. Krejcir, Copyright 1997 

Richard Joseph Krejcir, is the Director of ‘Into Thy Word Ministries, ’a discipleing ministry. He is also a pastor, teacher, speaker is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena California and has amounted nearly 20 years of pastoral ministry experience mostly in youth ministry, including serving as a church growth consultant.

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    The classic work of 'Saint Alphonsus de Ligouri' 1696- 1787

    “Perfection is founded entirely on the love of God: ‘Charity is the bond of perfection;’ and perfect love of God means the complete union of our will with God’s.” The essence of perfection is to embrace the will of God in all things, prosperous or adverse. In prosperity, even sinners find it easy to unite themselves to the divine will; but it takes saints to unite themselves to God’s will when things go wrong and are painful to self-love. Our conduct in such instances is the measure of our love of God. More

    JESUS ' Model to Know God's Will
     

    JESUS ' Model to Know God’s Will Matt. 26:36-46 

     

    I. His strong assurance. "Father."

    • The character of God. 

    2. His encouragement. "My father!"

    • Experience of the Father's trustworthiness. 

    3. His outreach for others. "Watch with me!"

    • Wanted others with Him in the struggle. 

    4. His acknowledgment of need. "Sorrowful--even to death!"

    • Owned His feelings openly--amazing freedom from guilt! 

    5. His acceptance of individuality. "A little farther!"

    • Willingness to go it alone. Ultimately we stand before God as a solitary! 

    6. His persistent appeal. "If it be possible!"

    • The petition not answered--the person was! His dominant desire always had been to glorify the Father (John 17:1-5) and save the lost (Luke 19:10). That deepest prayer was heard! 

    7. His acceptance of the Father's better Way. "Never-the-less." 

    8. His immediate experience, inner peace, and power endure. 

    9. His ultimate answer, His resurrection, ascension, and outpoured spirit.

     

    From the lecture notes of Robert B. Munger



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