Ps John Hunt - Sunday - 7th November 2021
Last Sunday we were truly blessed by the message brought to us by Ps John Hunt
How to get what you want
Ps John acknowledged from the beginning that this title can conjure up all sorts of images and perceptions. Is God merely equated to a magic genie who will give me everything I want if I say the right prayer and do the right things? Of course not. Rather, Ps John suggested that many of us simply aren't clear as to what it is that we actually want. That there is a disconnect between what we want now (our appetite) and what we want long term (our values).
Consider this - you're witnessing your own funeral (yes, this seems morbid, but there is a point) - what would would you want people to say about you?
Your answer to this question will give you clarity as to what it is that you truly value, and therefore, what you truly want.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
While the pattern of this world is all about up-grades and experiences, if we partner with God in the renewing and transforming of our minds, we will be able to know what God wants for our lives. And what God wants for us will always outdo anything we could ever want for ourselves.