Recovery: It's a God Thing
Friday November 27, 2015
by Teresa McBean
Scripture Reading for today: Joshua 7 and 8
My husband grew up in a family that regularly went to worship, Bible studies, etc. I didn’t have as much experience in that area as he brought into our marriage. I always thought that he would have the knowledge of God’s will, and I’d rely on him to get it straight and explain it to me. I didn’t believe that I’d ever be able to learn enough to acquire a working knowledge of God’s will, much less acquire the power to carry it out. I was wrong. We can come to a knowledge of the will of God; we can be given the power to carry it out. God desires this for us–oftentimes more than we desire it for ourselves.
It took many years for me to improve my conscious contact with God to the point where I could set aside some of my false beliefs and “less than” feelings. God absolutely wants us to know His will and He desires to empower us to carry it out. Isn’t that incredible?
…for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Philippians 2:13 NIV
Put into action God’s saving work in your lives, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey him and the power to do what pleases him. Philippians 2:12b-13 NLT
You can do this!