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Wednesday's Word: Wednesday's Word - For Will Drive

Wednesday's Word

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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Wednesday's Word - For Will Drive

Hello All,

Last week's word was kinda big - Big in such a way that the topic can be expounded upon on so many levels that I need to reserve the right to revisit it at almost any given time. Such as today. Also, I've gotten feedback on aspects of it that had never entered my mind. I may have to touch on a few of those in the future as well.

Today, I want to expound on the places to put our blocks. The building sites. There are not only, but at least four building sites that are the recipients of the "good" blocks in our will barrows. Last week I statyed pretty much on the idea of the local assembly of believers, and the people/positions God has put in place to help us get our will in line with His. But that's not all there is. Not by a long shot. The following building sites emphasize how important it is to have proper will-alignment.

These aren't ordered by any kind of importance so keep that in mind:

There's the eternal - It's almost too hard to fathom that we can affect real things in the eteral state (other than repentance for salvation), but God's Word is true:

Matthew 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Heaven as a building site? Not only possible, commanded. The importance of that revelation driving our will can't be overstated.

Another buildint site is the local assembly which I touched on last week - God obviously wants the Church to be an expressive outreach of Christ's Love to the lost and to the building up of His people:

Acts 2:44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

The next building site hits closer to home, because this site is the home. God has a Will for your family or those who you find yourself in close relationship with:

Colossians 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. 20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. 21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. 22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God; 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

So even on your job with your boss, your will should be driven to build the God would have you to. Do you have the proper building blocks?

Last, but by no means least, is you. You are a building site. And just as there are others that are sent to build into you, you can be driven by the Truth of God's Word to remove bad blocks and get good blocks and build them into you.

2 Peter 1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Like I said, this is HUGE and I'm trying to keep these fairly short. But hopefully it give you something to think about. And if you're driven, let me know what's on your mind - give me something to think about. Thing is, it often saddens me that so many of us have opted out of being part of God's building plans. Sometimes I think our will-barrows are too heavy with useless blocks. Maybe we just need motivation to push. Hopefully, understanding these building sites will get us excited for "will" drive.

In Him,
Cros

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