May 25th 2008
“No Matter What, Stay In God’s Will”
Graduation Sunday is upon us! Sunday Night as I was getting ready to leave, my thought was, “Lord, what would you like me to say to these graduates?” Monday morning, as I was driving in downtown Chicago to get to MBI for Pastors Conference, I was lost in thought, and then the Holy Spirit came into my heart and said, “Adam, do you remember when you graduated?” “Well, of course, that was not that long ago, and it was a very important time in my life, Lord.” “I want you to think back to that day in May of 1997 until now. What is the first thing that comes to mind?” Well, Lord it is how you have brought me this far and have never left me. I enjoyed seeing and meeting people that I had went to school with that I put my arm around them and told them that I was so glad to hear that God has brought them that far as well. Also, if I wanted to know your will, I always had a measuring tool from your Word to get me there.” That was always the truth. This past week in the midst of being fed myself, I continued to ask the Lord for words to say to you, and words that would help you in your walk.
This morning, I know that this message if for the graduates, but I know that this message is for all of us. The tool for seeing how we “measure up” when it comes to finding God’s will for my life. The problem that this world has is that we are too busy asking ourselves:
-Does this feel good?
-What is in it for me?
-Can I best be suited if I do this?
So, when it comes to the passages that is before us, we have to ask ourselves,