Wednesday, September 21, 2011

God's Will for whose life now?

This post is a thinking and a reflection....

For the past few months, a few brothers and sisters, sometimes during praying times and sometimes during fellowship, will share they like to know what's God's Will for their lives.

After doing daily devotions from Oswald Chamber's My Utmost for His Highest, it dawn on me that Oswald will often reflect that the very circumstance that we find ourselves in is the event where God wants us to be at.

This might be mundane work at 9-5.
This might be boring school classes everyday with exam at the end.

Sometimes we have a deep thinking or a desire that God will miraculously place some super burden in our heart and we will go on this magical journey of mission (maybe some where in Africa where we see miracles everyday or see conversion everyday).

And many of us don't.  We work everyday, 9-5, go home, do our own thing (or school everyday if you are a student).

The reality is not that God is not with us.  It is more likely that we do not see that God is among us working in the most ordinary way.   God is ordinary?  How can that be?  Well, Jesus was born as a baby in a manger.  He gets tired from travelling.  He does not bring fourth all his heavenly authority and might against the Pharisees.

When we are transform, or being born again, we see with a new set of lens.  We see that God is dwelling among us.  We see His presence in everything we do.  In work, in dealing with tough customers, in being treated unfair, in grocery shopping etc.

This does not justify that a born again Christian remain the same as if they are like their earthly neighbours who do not know Jesus and live an ordinary.  No, a Christian transform by the God's Grace, will transform his (or her) influence to Kingdom values.

God's Will for my life does not wait until God implant a grand scheme or vision before we start. It starts by us seeking earnestly in the simple and ordinary life that we live. Through this deep desire to seek His Kingdom first (Matthew 6:33 anyone?) we will see God dwelling among  us.  We will see and be joyful in His Kingdom to come.  

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