1.2 – Jesus: A Role Model –
S – Scripture: “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too, am working. I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, to your amazement he will show him even greater things than these.” – John 5:17, 19-20 Reading: Experiencing God Unit 1 – Day 2 Jesus Is Your Model
O – Observation:
In today lesson, Blackaby describes the “Bible as Your Guide” and “What is God’s Will for My Life.” It’s true that we often hear people say, “Why should I follow the laws of the bible, that’s so old fashion.” Or, “What does the bible have to do with what’s going on in my life today?”
As Christ followers God called us to be one of His followers before we even knew his name. When God calls people to follow him, he most likely won’t give you all the details of what your future will be. I know for myself if he did, I probably wouldn’t like what I’m hearing, or I may think, “How can I do any of what he needs me to do?” That’s where faith comes and the Lord knows that we lack faith and understanding when we first come to him that comes with time and studying his Word.
We study his Word, the scriptures, the Holy Bible, so that we can know God’s will and receive His guidance. God actually tells us everything that we need to know through the lives of those who came before us. The bible is a guide, our instruction book to life here on earth and all that we are to do.
If you look at the workbook, Blackaby mentions several scriptures which describe God’s call to men to follow Him, without being given the “full story” of what his expectations were of them. Here are the scriptures and the people mentioned:
- Matthew 4:18:20 – Simon Peter and Andrew
- Matthew 4:21-22 – James and John
- Matthew 9:9 – Matthew
- Acts 9:1-20 – Saul and Ananias
One of the most profound statements that I received the first time I studied Experiencing God – was the that we should not be asking ourselves, “What is God’s Will for My Life?” But we should ask ourselves, “What is God’s Will (period).” That’s all, because this is not about us; it’s about what is God’s will and for me to adjust my life to Him.
Through the entire study and throughout the years it the one most quoted section that I remember. I even wrote, “eye opener” in my workbook, back in 2001 when I first read it.
A – Application:
I will apply this to my life by remembering that it is not, “how can I be used for God?” but where is He at work and getting involved in His will.
P – Prayer:
Father I thank you for your love, kindness, and mercy. Show me your will and your ways so that I may adjust my life to you. In Jesus name, amen.
Today’s Date: March 15, 2010
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