For the past 13 years, Nancy Missler has been involved in The King’s High Way Ministry (www.kingshighway.org) which is dedicated to encouraging and teaching Christians how to walk out their faith. It focuses on the ‘practical application’ of Biblical principles.
I have excerpted a short study of Nancy’s titled “Our Free Will”.
It has been helpful to me in understanding that my best choices are always based on pleasing God.
For example, I may not feel like making that particular best choice which the Holy Spirit is prompting me to make; I might feel like my choice is the right one for my circumstances. Because, sometimes, when I choose to please God and make that best choice, it does not feel ‘honest’ to me, since I’m making it for Him and it’s not how I really feel (my own choice).
Nancy explains that when making what she calls a ‘contrary choice’ that is not my usual pattern of choice, but one that is being mindful of God’s holiness, “we are permitted to choose something we don’t feel… We have the authority – the word of the person in charge (which, of course, is God) - and we also have His power and His ability – to make that choice happen in our lives.“
And, when my will gets softened and used to yielding to God’s best choices, they will not ‘feel’ so external, but will be internal and inborn.
(Yes! That’s sanctification!!) Amen,
Click on blue headline link above to read Nancy Missler’s OUR FREE WILL.