I want to jump into the series a that we’re on where there’s a will. There’s a way where there’s a will. There’s a way. So if you got your sermon notes there in your worship guide, you can pull those out. Or if you want to get on the YouVersion Bible app, the sermon notes are available there as well. If you’re following online, you can get the sermon notes available later on the website as well. So let’s get those out. If you got your Bible, whenever we opened the Bible, we believe God’s going to speak to us Mt. Carmel Church.
We believe he’s got something good to say to us. So that’s why we get excited when we open God’s word. So let’s get our Bibles out. Let’s open up doors. Open them to Romans chapter one. Woo. Excited about that. Thank you Jesus for your word. Looking forward to what he’s speaking to us today. Romans chapter one where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Start reading in verse eight as soon as you find it, Romans chapter one verse eight this is Paul writing and he says, first, I thank my God through Jesus Christ. For you all that 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 gift so that you may be established. That is that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith, both of you and me. Let’s pray. Father, we just need you. We want you Holy spirit. I just yield to your direction right now in Jesus’ name Mt. Carmel Church.
We want everything to be about you. We want you to be the focal point, so God, we just pray for you to bring this word alive. I pray. Holy spirit, you bring revelation and understanding. I pray, God that you will speak things into our hearts that will change us from the inside out. So I give you praise for everything. God, we thank you. That’s because of you. All things that we have are special and we thank you Lord for your faithfulness to us in Jesus. Awesome name we pray Mt. Carmel Church. Amen. Amen.
So where there’s a will, there’s a way we’ve been talking about. The purpose behind this series is understanding that God has a will and God has a way that you and I have a will and we have a way. And so we’ve got, if we’re going to experience God’s will for our life, that we get realize we got to align our way, our ways with his ways, der understanding this concept that sometimes people say things like this.
Well, if it’s supposed to happen, it’s going to happen. You know, God, everything happens for a reason. So, you know, I’m just kind of sitting here as a puppet in this world and, and God’s controlling everything and it’s just totally up to him. And I have no say so in anything. And I don’t believe that’s the way God wants us to look at him. I don’t believe that’s the teachings of the Bible. Sometimes it’s easy to say God’s in control of every detail and God’s just working out until we look at certain specific things Mt. Carmel Church.
Sometimes people come up to be so Chet, God’s controlling everything. I’m just, I’m just have such a peace sometimes. Sometime go, that’s been a while ago. Spit it out, Chet. At some point some person came up to me and they said this Mt. Carmel Church, I’m not making it up. They really said this, Chad.
I just, I’m just such a piece now that I know God’s in control of everything and I don’t have to worry about anything at all. I just, I just give everything up to him and I don’t have to worry about that faith stuff and all that junk Mt. Carmel Church. I just, it’s a such a great feeling for me now to be at peace knowing God’s in control and I’m like, yeah, I understand that. That sounds good in a church setting. Sounds super religious. Until we talk about the young lady who’s being sold into sex trafficking.
We talk about the girl that’s being abused over and over and over by a relative is God controlling that has gotten, making sure that happens. Tell that to the 13 year old girl. Tell that to this person. Tell it to. So when we start breaking it down, we understand that God’s not out of control, as in someone’s above him, controlling him, but it’s also understand that God’s not controlling everything that we do.
He has a will. He has a way. He gave us a will and we have a way. So let’s look at Paul’s rights here in Romans. He’s praying, he’s praying to God. He said that I may find a way in the will of God. That word find a way means to succeed in reaching or accomplishing some activity. So Paul says, I want to be successful in coming to you and successful in this context is I want to come to see you. I want to be successful in coming to see you, buddy. He says, I want to be successful in the will of God. That word will there means determination, intent, or choice emanating from God’s heart’s desire or pleasure. So he said, I want to come see you. This is my desire. This was my will. I want to come see you. I want to be successful in coming to see you, but I want to do it in a way that emanates from God’s heart’s desire.