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What God Wants From Us
by Frank King  
1/15/2012 / Christian Living


As Christians, we must have a willingness to serve God. That's because even though He is God and is omnipotent, He does not make us serve Him. He wants us to serve Him because we want to. In other words, what God wants from useven more than our abilityis our availability to Him.

In the book of Judges, the Bible talks about a man by the name of Gideon. When the angel of the Lord appeared to him and told him that God would use him to deliver Israel from her oppressor, this is how he responded: "How can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family" (Judges 6:15, NIV).

All Gideon could see was how ill-equipped he was to do what the angel told him God would use him to do. I have met my share of Christians who have the same attitude. They will tell you that they know what the will of God is for their life, but they don't feel capable of doing it. Or they will say that based on their abilityor the lack thereofGod must have the wrong person. Perhaps that's true of some of you reading this article.

First, let me say that it's not the exception, but it's the rule that God calls us to do things that's bigger than we are. He tends to call us to do things for which our personal ability is not enough to get the job done. That's not to say that proper preparation is not important because it is. But my point is that oftentimes God calls us out of our comfort zone.

That brings me to my final point. It has to do with our ability. God has equipped all of us with ability to serve Him. But let me tell you why I say that our availability to God is even more important than our ability. It is because ability comes from God. Whatever we lack to accomplish God's will for our life, He can supply. In fact, He wants us to have to trust Him in everything we do for Him.

That was the point Gideon was missing. Yes, he was from a poor family, and he was the least in his father's house, but God was not looking for a man steeped in ability. Rather, He was looking for availability. God can supply us whatever additional resources we need to get the mission accomplished. What He can't supply is our willingness to serve God. That has to come from us. So what is your availability?

Copyright 2012 by Frank King. All rights reserved.

Frank King is a former church pastor. He is currently an evangelist and an author. Frank holds a Master of Theology degree. Through the grace of God, Frank has been blessed to cross cultural lines in his preaching. Website: http://www.efrankking.com
Blog: http://www.frankking.net


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