Dev Paramarajan, Dec 5 2009 for HTC Service
Text: John 3:5-8 “you can’t explain people born of God”
Theme: Life of a child of God will be difficult to understand for any outsider, and it would be difficult for a child of God to explain his/her situation to others – but the knowledge of God and being in the will of God give them the peace for that situation.
Joseph – think of the way he went thru, even now no one can explain why Joseph had to go thru all that he went thru to get where he got.
If we start picking from the Bible men and women who would relate to this – I tell you, finally we would’ve listed all of them mentioned in the Bible. Why, those who led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.
Rom 8:13-14 “Those who led by Holy Spirit are children of God”.
Point is, are you convinced to trust God with your life?
Do you still want to take control of your life, or humble enough to surrender back to the Lord Who is in charge of your life now.
Though you don’t understand or like the way – are you happy that God’s will is been done in your life? Such will have the peace of God and would finally inherit God’s blessing; because they’re on the way to the destiny. Only these unknown ways can take you to the destiny!
Do you know we love to be driven by our sinful nature? Sinful nature will please your flesh for the moment and make you assume you’re enjoying what you deserve and are in the right place, but leads to death not to the promised destiny. Sinful nature gives you the comfort of the direction you know, but its end is death.
Sinful nature simply means our mortal nature (without God – subject to death). So, anything that is not God’s will – would be out of our sinful nature. Sinful nature is not direct sinful actions such as lie, hatred, stealing, jealousy, anger, wrath, murder, adultery and such like.
There are seasons in our lives we need to allow God to do what He wants to do – there won’t be any excitement or fun about it, it may be painful rather – but we will have peace; those are moments we sense God in it and won’t make sense for us to do something about it.
Psalm 131:1 “I do not get involved with things too great or too difficult for me.”
What Psalmist mean by that? When life is uncontrollable for you, don’t try to control – that’s the time you got to know God would handle and you got to leave that wheel and take a back seat like a child. So, he said:
“Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself like a little weaned child with its mother; I am like a little child.” (Psalm 131:2)
And then he advice, “people of God place your hope in the Lord” (Psalm 131:3)
Look at what James wrote to His Church – James 4:13-17
Are you keep telling about your plans, that you would do this and that; if you have that you’ll do this; if you can do this then you can do that.
Come on, don’t you realize by now, that this life is too complex for you to plan and live with the “wisdom” you have?
Our human wisdom is not wise enough.
His word in 1 Corinthians mentions that simply ‘human wisdom is foolish to live by’. But encourages living by Holy Spirit that was in Christ Jesus – Who is our wisdom.
1 Corinthians 2:14 natural man will not welcome God’s idea; it will sound foolish to him.
1 Corinthians 2:14 spiritual person can grasp God’s idea and embrace it immediately – and no one can understand him how he is convinced the moment God spoke to him.
You just got to have wisdom only when you start to realize that you’re not wise enough to handle your situation. That’s when you relax loosing the grip of the bull that you’re trying to control for years, and afraid of – and only find that as soon as you leave the grip that bull turns back and run away. God took in charge!
When God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)
1 Corinthians 2:10 says “Holy Spirit searches the deep things of God”.
Holy Spirit “searches”. He doesn’t just do what He wants. Jesus said in John that when He comes He won’t do anything of His own will, but will do only what the Son reveals to Him. He does things very carefully, searching deep what is in the Father’s heart – His will, plan, minute details and get exact specifics, and do it for you.
What a Helper we have! A Helper Who has the capability to really help! That makes a huge difference.
Once you learn to obey His instruction and start doing according to His will and way – there’s joy even in suffering, because you know in the end all is going to be fine.