God’s Will/My Will: Anxious vs Non-Anxious Presence: What, Why, How
So glad to be ‘back in the saddle’! This week, we begin a series on exploring together the holy/human weave of God’s will and our will. How do these two truths come together? We know we have been created by God and made in his image. We also know that Jesus is the Lord of our lives. We also know that God created us with a free will to act and be and choose as we exercise our will. So how do these things come together? Not only in understanding, but in the everyday rhythms of daily living?
On one hand, the answer is easy and simple to embrace, embody, and engage. On the other hand, it’s extremely complex and far reaching. Where do we begin to understand the convergence and concurrence of these two powerful truths – God’s will and our will? And why does it matter anyway?
Where do we begin to understand the convergence and concurrence of these two powerful truths – God’s will and our will? And why does it matter anyway?
Eugene Peterson says this is the ‘essential’ question of our lives to understand. Not a religious question, it’s the ‘essential’ question of life as we know it. I’d like to begin with focusing for two weeks on the need rather than the ‘theology’ of it all.
Why is it so important for us to gain knowledge and understanding of who God is and who we are? It has something to do with Glory (of God), Fear (of the Lord), and Wisdom (of God). We begin this week with need. And then peel back the layers in going deeper.
Our text for the next 7 weeks will be from Romans 11:33-12:2 (a familiar text of the quarter from a few years ago). Let’s solidify this text into our memory over the next 7 weeks. So much to devour and take in with these few verses. As you read it, memorize it, let it seep into your heart and mind, do you see any clues as to how God’s will and our will comes together in a beautiful ‘holy/human weave?’
See you Sunday,