No, as soon as you turn around, Jesus is right there saying, come on. Come on daughter. We’re going to make this work out. We’re going to redeem this. The grace of God is his ability to make a message out of my mess, to turn my trials, my my difficulties into a testimony, but here’s what we need to know about the will of God. God gives you an eye, a will, and he gives it. He lays out a way and he says, here’s the way Jesus said this in John chapter 14 verse six I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father, but through me, we can all say that we all want to go to heaven. Maybe you’re watching you say, Hey ya Chad, I want to go to him. I don’t meet very many people that come up to me say, you know what? I just want to burn in hell for eternity Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.
That’s really my life goal. I mean, some people try to be a dramatic and try to be, you know, just for, for a shock and awe. They’ll say stuff like that, I don’t care. I want to go to hell. It’s going to be awesome. Yeah, you think awesome. But if you understand, people say, well, how does God send people to hell? God never sends anyone to hell. Hell was not made for humans. Humans. That’s why he’s not willing that any should perish and he keeps telling you every single day, turn around, turn around, turn around Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.
I’ve got life for you. I’ve got a different hope for you. Come on, walk away from that. I don’t want you to perish. I don’t want you to Paris. I don’t know want you to perish. But we have a will and at some point if we say, you know what, God, I don’t want what you want from me. I want what I want from me. Then he will say, then you will have your way instead of mine.
He is the way our will has to yield to his Mt. Carmel Illinois Church. I’ll give you the story in closing that I think this reminds me of, see if this speaks to you. I read a communication, uh, that took place between one of our Naval ships in the Canadians. I think you’ll like this. This is an actual transcription of the conversation between a U S Naval ship and the Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland.
The Canadians say to the Americans, please divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid collision. The Americans respond, recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision. The Canadians negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the South to devoid to avoid a collision.
The Americans, this is the captain of a us Navy ship. I say again, divert your course. The Canadians respond. No. I say again, you divert your course. This is so Americans. The Americans say this is the air, the aircraft carrier, U S S Lincoln, the second largest ship in the United States Atlantic fleet. We are accompanied by three destroyers, three cruisers, numerous support vessels. I demand that you change your course 15 degrees North. I say against that is 15 degrees North or countermeasures will be undertaken to assure the safety of our ship. A brief moment of silence and the Canadian say, this is a lighthouse. It is your call Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.
It’s funny, but how much of it is our life? My parents used to sing in this group and they used to sing this soul songs says there’s a lighthouse on a Hilltop that overlooks life. See, Jesus is the lighthouse. He’s the way, the truth, and the life. He doesn’t need to move. We’re the ones that need to move. He’s the right place at the right time. Somebody, how many times do we do this? We got what we want to do, what we want to do, and we try and cram God’s will into our way Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.
Well, I want to do this and so we pray that God will bless our way. We don’t pray. God, let me do your will, whatever it be, cause I promise you this, if we’re going to do God’s will, just like Jesus in the garden, some of us has to die in that moment. Jesus said, I want to go to the cross. Nevertheless,
Nope, my will father, your will be done Mt. Carmel Illinois Church. Jesus said, I’ll take my will and I lay it down and I say, father, I trust you. I trust you that your will for my life is based on your love for me. I trust your will for my life. Lord is limitless that this cross is not going to be the end of me, but it’s going be getting of something
totally limitless. I believe, Lord, that you love for me, your will for me, Lord is long suffering that even though I don’t want to do your will right now, you’re patient with me, put in your life may render that same thing that we say, God, I’m just going to make this happen and I hope God blesses it. Too many people run into relationships that way. I just think they’re cute. I want to be with them and I don’t care what anybody says. If you know God’s will for you is his love for you, then you want to run it by, I’ve got to take that job. It’s more money. It’s just bottom line. I know it’s going to cost me some family time. May cost me some church time, but it’s more money. I got to take it. Just run it by just asking. Paul said that I might find a way in the will of God.