Forwarded by David Wilkerson THE LORD BLESS and KEEP YOU in ALL YOUR WAYS -by David Wilkerson (16 June 09). Recently I reread the life story of George Muller who, in the mid- 1830s, cared for over 2,000 orphans in England - all by faith in God. Muller was a known as the man who got answers to his prayers. Before he died, he had listed in his journals over 50,000 answers to prayer. When asked how he determined the will of God on any matter, Muller listed the following steps he believed were necessary:1. "I get my heart into such a state that it has no will of its own in regard to any particular matter." 2. "I do not leave the result to feelings or simple impressions. That can make one open to great delusions." 3. "I seek God's will through, or in connection with, his Word. If you look to the Spirit without the Word, you open yourself to delusion." 4. "I consider providential [God-controlled] circumstances." 5. "I ask God in prayer to reveal his will to me." 6. "I make sure I have a clear conscience before God and man." 7. "Every time I listened to men instead of God, I made serious mistakes." 8. "I act only when I am at peace, after much prayer, waiting on God with faith." Those who walk by faith, seeking only God's perfect will, are often sorely tested and tried. More and more in my own life, I am finding out how important diligent prayer and Bible reading are. Sadly, not many of God's people pray diligently nowadays. Instead, there is much TV viewing and very little of waiting on God. When I give myself to prayer, my faith rises. And when I feed on God's Word, my confidence in his power to lead and help me increases. The Lord becomes my banker, my advisor, my attorney. May you find him doing the same for you. -David Wilkerson.
GOD'S will is definite and determined. His Willis definite in purpose; so we can seek His Willand discover His purpose. His Will is determinedaccording to His truth. When in doubt, we canalways look to His Word to determine His truth.GOD desires for us to prove that His Will isgood, acceptable, perfect, and right. His Willis always our wisest choice.E. B PUSEY
_________________Martin G. Smith
Praise the Lord... that is exactly what I needed to hear today! Please pray for me that I will be dilligent in seeking His perfect will in a matter, that my heart will stay at peace, and that He will make His will very clear to me in His perfect timing.I only want what He wants.~m
Here are some additional steps from George Mueller that I have found helpful...SEEKING GOD'S WILL1. Be slow to take new steps in the Lord's service, or in your business, or in your families: weigh everything well; weigh all in the light of the Holy Scriptures and in the fear of God.2. Seek to have no will of your own, in order to ascertain the mind of God, regarding any steps you propose taking, so that you can honestly say you are willing to do the will of God, if He only please to instruct you.3. But when you have found out what the will of God is, seek for His help, and seek it earnestly, perseveringly, patiently, believingly, expectantly; and you will surely in His own time and way obtain it.