It should never be the “same ole’, same ole’” with God! Anybody who loves and delights in the Lord and is filled with His Spirit has absolutely no excuse for being bored. God is a god of improvements,opportunities and assignments. He has things to teach us and things for us to do, every day. No status quo with Him. Here are 4 things that He promises us.
Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” The Greek word for renew is anakainósis (an-ak-ah’-ee-no-sis), which means “a renewal or change of heart and life.” Can you change? Absolutely! The Holy Spirit is transforming us every day as we submit to His work. We must resist conforming to the world’s pattern. That frees us up to step into His “good, pleasing and perfect” will for us.
Can you change? Absolutely! The Holy Spirit is transforming us every day as we submit to His work.
3. Satisfaction, joy and peace. David was anointed as an earthly King. He realized, however, that his satisfaction and fulfillment came from God alone; “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” (Psalm 16:11)
The joy that is found in His presence overflows into all areas of our lives. Psalm 147:14 says, “He makes peace in your borders; He satisfies you with the finest of the wheat.” Romans 15:13 also says, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” There is no need to chase satisfaction in the world; God promises it to those who seek it in Him!
4. Things beyond our imaginations. Countless books chronicle the biographies of the lives of God’s saints. Though their years, many forsook the comfortable materialistic dreams of the world. Instead, they sowed God’s love into people and changed nations for the Gospel.
There is no need to chase satisfaction in the world; God promises it to those who seek it in Him!
The absolute best place to be is in God’s perfect will. In John 14:12-14 Jesus says;
“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”
It is important to understand that we need to take initiative and press into God for these “greater things.” It may be that your current dreams don’t match God’s ultimate dreams for you. It may be time for an upgrade! Be a person who does not settle for the things of this world.
Buckle your seat belts!