We’ll jump right into our message where there’s a will. There’s a way we’re jumping into this today, so if you got your Bibles, you can get those out, your sermon notes in your worship guides. You also go to the YouVersion Bible app. You can get the sermon notes on there as well. Every time we open the Bible, we expect God to speak to us. He wants to change our life through what he is saying, so we get excited when we open the Bible, so if you got those Bibles this morning, let’s open them up to Romans chapter one whew. Yes. Romans chapter one where there’s a will. There’s a way where there’s a will. There’s a way. I’m going to be talking to you about two powerful points today. A lot of times, I mean, I’m going to mention a few different things, but two things that I want you to take away for sure Mt. Carmel Church.
What we want to talk to you about, the power of choice and the power of change, the power of choice and the power of change and what that means into our life. Romans chapter one I’m going to jump into it just for time sake. Verse eight is just for our launching verse for today has been for our series. First I think my God, through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith, your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. For God is my witness whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers making requests. If by some means now at last I may find a way in the will of God to come to you for I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gifts so that you may be established with a solid Mt. Carmel Church.
That is that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith, both of you and me. I want to pray right now. Father, thank you for your word Holy spirit. I just pray that you bring it to life this morning. God, I pray you speak revelation into us fixed truth to a heart slower than we will hear what you’re wanting to say. That will be changed from the inside out. So God, I just give you Liberty and freedom. We thank you that you are alive and well and working in our life. So we praise you for everything that’s done today in Jesus. Awesome. Named somebody, say a man. Find a way in the will of God. Paul says there in verse 10 he said that I, I want to come see, this is what I want, but it’s not about just what I want with Mt. Carmel Church.
It’s about, I want to find a way in the will of God. And so this is how he said it. I mean, he knows that we’ve wanted something but not just the fact that we want. It doesn’t mean that we’re going to get it. Last night, coming home from the a parade of Mount Carmel Church had a great time at the Christmas parade of Mount Carmel.
We’re coming home and just Lucas and I and Dawn sends me a text message and says, Hey, could you stop by Walmart and get dot. Dot, da da, da da. No, there’s only three things. And I’ve walked out with 15 things. But that’s another story of my problems Mt. Carmel Church.
Grilled chicken was on sale for nine 9 cents a pound. I couldn’t help myself. So anyway, we were in there and so I said, Hey Lucas, we got to stop by Walmart. And he’s like, I said, we got to get these three things. And he said, and Legos. I said, dude, that’s not on the list. So we got to get grapes, we got to get a Hawaiian rolls and we gotta get acuities thank you. Yes you are. We had to get grapes, come on, somebody’s grapes cuties, a Hawaiian Rose. And so I said, Lucas, we got to get grapes accusing wine. Rose. He said, and Legos. I said, no, it’s too close to Christmas. We’re not getting Legos, so maybe we’ll get you some for Christmas. He said, but I want them.
Oh my bad. I didn’t realize that you wanted them. So I said to him, I know you want them, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to get them. Tommy knows we can have a want, we can have a will, but we don’t necessarily get our way. Yours may not be Lego’s this morning, but there’s something that you want that you may not be getting Mt. Carmel Church.
But notice what Paul said. I want to find a way. That word find a way means to succeed in reaching or accomplishing something to be successful in something. Everybody has a will to be successful in life. You define success how you want, but success really is just defined by favorable or desirable outcome. So everybody’s wanting to succeed, to have success in our relationships, in our school, in our athletics, in our health, in our finances, in our careers. Everybody wants to be successful in one form or fashion with Mt. Carmel Church.
So there’s nothing big about finding a way, but it’s are finding success. But it’s what way are we going about reaching those successes? There’s a variety of ways you can build relationships. There’s a variety of ways that we can make money by variety of ways we can advance our career. But notice what Paul said. I want to find a way to be successful in the will of God, the will of God. The will means to intent or choices emanating from God’s heart’s desire or pleasure. So if the will represents God’s choice for you and I, that comes from his desire