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The Gang’s All Here (Will: 3 of 3)

With Jesus on first, Grace on second and Rest on third, where do you fit in? If you accept Jesus’ offer, you become one with Him, just as He is one with the Father. You are on the team.

Jesus said, “I have given them (believers) the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” (John 17:22-23)

Even as you have loved me. A little off-topic, but I can’t help calling that line out. If you’ve ever wondered whether God loves you, there’s your answer—Yep, as MUCH as He loves Jesus. Whoa. One with God? Double-whoa! As you allow Jesus to live in, as and through you and spend time getting to know your new teammates Grace and Rest, an amazing thing happens: You get to know Will too! As we abide in Christ, God’s will is achieved naturally, we are no longer paralyzed by indecision or fear of making mistakes. That doesn’t mean we don’t make mistakes—we might (but our all-knowing God knew we would and He can even work those together for good). If your heart is with Him, you can rest in the knowledge that He already has everything figured out and if He wants something done (or not done), He will make it known. You don’t have to wonder if He will. The question is, will you?

Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please. From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do. (Isaiah 46:9-10)

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One thought on “The Gang’s All Here (Will: 3 of 3)

  1. Lesa

    Frankly I can not even imagine a life that is not filled with paralyzing fear and indecision. It is kind of my MO. However, it occurs to me that, in my case, this is just another way that I self-focus. There is that word again…focus…hmmm (and scream).

    Change your focus, change yourself.

    Do you wonder if some people choose the paralyzing fear and indecision (inadvertently) as a means to be filled with the self? It does seem that our society and culture promote a certain self-obsession/self-centeredness. I am working on a post about how even in a quest for spiritual and physical wellness people over-focus on themselves at what is ultimately a very huge cost. As always, THANK YOU!

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