MUSINGS OF AN “OLDER” MAN. Nr.35

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Nr.34 ended with: “So we prayed earnestly, individually, but also when we were together and then the Lord made it clear to us……………………..!”

Many Christians find it difficult to know what God’s will is for their lives or in a certain situation. We differentiate between the general will and the specific will of God. One example of the general will of God is 1Thess.5:16-18, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” So that’s not so difficult to know, to do this is something else, of course. But to know God’s specific will is for many much more difficult. Strangely enough, at that moment it wasn’t so difficult for us, and that was not because we were better than others, but because in a way we had an advantage. Not only did both of us fear to step out of the will of the Lord, it was also different because it wasn’t that we had fallen in love and now wanted to know whether it was God’s will for us to be married. As mentioned before, it wasn’t love that drew us together, but our passion for the Lord Jesus and the burning desire to tell His good news to as many as possible. All at once it dawned on me that this was totally different from what I had experienced in California. There the enemy tried to get me away from God’s purpose, but now it was actually the opposite. Marina was not drawing me away  but encouraging, and helping me in it, as in the same way, I was helping her. A couple of times on these weekends, while others were visiting people, she and I had gone into a home and met with one or two families. While Marina taught the children in a bedroom, I had a Bible study with the adults in the living room and God blessed that to the salvation of souls. We also held evangelistic meetings in living rooms, little realizing that this is exactly what were going to be doing in Belgium for 38 years. More about discovering God’s will next time……! (Go to Musings)

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