Well it would appear that God is shining on me today as I have figured out how to post- I think. Since noone has posted for this week yet I may try after all.
The concept that is getting stuck in my craw this week is the whole "will of God " thing. Now bear with me here.
I was told by someone after hurrican Katrina that it was God's will that New Orleans perish because of its immorality.
I have been told that while a certain party was in office that it was a manifestation of God's will.
When the other party one the election I was told that God was turning us over to out selfish desires.
My questions is : what is it to hear God's will and how are we sure that we are not merely manifesting the desires of our own egos.
I have not heard anyone say that the floods of 2008 were the will of God in response to the direction our country has gone.
I have not heard that the stock market crashing was the will of God because people got too greedy and were forsaking relationships with each other for money.
How do we know on a personal level God's specific will for our lives? Other than to Glorify God and Praise and honor God- do we really need to know any more than that?
When we are considering a choice between two otherwise equal careers do we pray to find God's will and expect a concrete answer?
How many people explore a call to ministry for selfish reasons? ( I only ask as that is my current question of struggle.)
In Peace and grace