On December 15, 2000 The movie “What Women Want” was released. Mel Gibson played advertising executive Nick Marshall who, after experiencing an electrical shock, gains the ability to hear what women are thinking.
Just last month, on February 8, 2019 the obvious counterpart movie “What Men Want” was released. In this flick Taraji P. Henson plays sports agent Ali Davis who, after drinking a strange concoction, gains the ability to hear what men are thinking.
Figuring out what’s going on in the head of the opposite sex can certainly be daunting. (My wife and I will be celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary next month, but on good days I’m still only scoring maybe 60% !)
Yet the Christian is commissioned with what seems a comparatively monumental task. “Find out what pleases the Lord,” writes Paul, “…do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” (Eph. 5:10, 17). As Christians, we need to hear what God is thinking!
Paul next goes on to tell us not to get drunk but to instead “be filled with the Spirit” (v.18). I wonder, do you suppose the Holy Spirit might have something to do with a child of God understanding the Will of God?
Then look where Paul goes next in his epistle – right into that whole men and women relationship thing! He seems to be saying that the marriage union is very much like the union between Christ and His people, the Church. Turns out that knowing God… knowing His Will… is really all about this learning the ropes of a united relationship. “The two will become one”(v.31), cites Paul from Gen. 2:24.
We have many helps in learning to grow in knowledge and in relationship with God: we have prayer, we have His written Word, we have other godly believers who have walked this path before us, and we have the Holy Spirit Who helps us in all of these and Who Himself whispers directions in our ear… “a voice behind you saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’” (Isa. 30:21).
There are many other things to learn about knowing the Will of God and following Him. If you have never been discipled one-on-one with another believer why not consider doing so. (See below.) Discipleship is for new as well as seasoned believers who may wish to consolidate or review the fundamentals of their faith with a fellow believer.
Discipleship also equips you to be a discipler of someone else, as Jesus commanded, “Go, and make disciples…” (Matt. 28:19). — It’s part of God’s Will.
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