Devotional 4/20

You say, “I am allowed to do anything” —but not everything is good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is beneficial. 1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:23‬ ‭

If we go with the flow, is it the will or God or our own will?

Our righteous is in believing and receiving what Christ Jesus did at Calvary. The Lord Jesus said it was finished! He destroyed the power of the enemy’s hold on us and the power to take us into eternal death. We are free from the power of sin! The power of sin was that we would guilty and condemned to death; and be separated from God, the moment we sinned. Imagine having to wait a year to bring a peace or forgiveness offering/sacrifice to God, and only then be okay with God…

The issue with sin is the cycle it creates. We sin and continue in the practice of sin, and therefore God’s spirit is saddened and quenched, eventually He begins to separate from us. We are free from sin’s power to damn us: Jesus died and resurrected to justify and glorify us.

We unconsciously sin, and even deliberately choose to sin at times, but the enemy has no power. Only we have the power to trade our salvation or to end up in hell. We choose to be lazy in our spiritual lives, we choose to believe seducing lies or we choose to open our minds (spirit of the mind) to entities, forces or powers.

It is Gods desire to lead us in His paths, and realign us to His righteousness, for His name’s sake. Yet, we may choose our own wisdom. God is able to work it out for our good, but we do shift important details from His perfect (decreed) will. This is God’s permissive will, where we lean and are guided according to our own counsel and oftentimes, understanding. Then there’s the Decretive will of God. In other words the will of God, which is good, perfect and pleasing: this is when the Lord Himself causes His plans to come to pass in the world and in our lives. And the other type of will is God’s preceptive will, which is what God desires for us to do and receive and it’s found in His word (the scriptures).

God still speaks today. He warns, corrects and counsels us if we are receptive to His signals and/or His voice. So my question stands… is going with the flow of life, going to get us the decretive will of God, the preceptive will of God or our permissive will?

Let’s pray:

Lord God, you know all things. You are God the creator of all things seen and the unseen, the material and the invisible as well. I present to you our lives and ask you for wisdom and discernment to make decisions. I pray you clarify any confusion, confirm all that you have spoken to us in private and deliver us from any mental attacks coming against us to take us out of the race towards the prize of your high calling in our lives, in Christ. In Jesus name, Amen.

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