Wednesday, October 7, 2009

realized


I used to think God's will was mostly a vocation or had to do with making a big decision. However, this past weekend I realized that God's will is much more than that.

I was privileged to be able to read the Bible to my grandpa who is battling cancer. As I was driving to his house, I heard on the radio 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. I decided that verse would be the one that I would share with my grandpa later that day. As I read it to him, we discussed what each verse was saying....and then it hit me....God's will is not about being something or going somewhere all the time..it also is about what 1 Thessalonians says: Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. What a new challenge and mindset for me!

5 comments:

Joan said...

Sharon that was so good. God's word and His truth is always good, challenging and life changing. I'm praying for your grandpa and I know that as each of you read God's word to him you are planting eternal seeds in his heart and he is being drawn into intimate relationship with Jesus.

Bobbi said...

Awesome post Sharon!!! I need to post that verse somewhere I will see it everyday.

Lana said...

Oh girl, that is sooo good, so true. Thanks for sharing something so personal. And the picture with your grandpa is so precious. It must be hard to watch him struggle - but what a bright spot you must be for him as you remind him of all we can hope for in the Lord. love you

Cara said...

I really love this post Sharon and I am glad that you were able to read to grandpa. I love that pic too!

Judith and Lance said...

Sharon -- I love the verse you shared, thanks for being an encouragement to me.