Spiritual Sunday — The Dawning of God's Will For Your Life

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Hello my Lovlies.  Before I get started with Cynthia's Spiritual Sunday I wanted to take a minute to wish everyone a Happy New Year!!! 

For today's Spiritual Sunday the topic is The Dawning of God's Will For Your Life. 

Below is the link to this week's audio portion of the sermon.

Following (below) please find the sermon notes so you can follow along with the audio and take notes. 


New Year's Weekend 2017

Buddy Owens / Saddleback Church

". . . Let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God. . ."Romans 12:2 (GNB)

"Be made new in the attitude of your mind."Ephesians 4:23 (NIV)


is reading  

"The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter until the full light of day."Proverbs 4:18 (NIV)

God's will  

God's call is not necessarily to a  

Rather, God's call is to a  

"Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I WILL show you."Genesis 12:1 (NIV)

"In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths."Proverbs 3:6 (NKJV)


is more important than the  

"What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?"Mark 8:36 (NIV)

Look for  


"Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs."Jonah 2:8 (NIV)

"When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me."1 Corinthians 13:11 (NIV)

Choose your  

"Let us spur one another on toward love and good deeds."Hebrews 10:24

"Bad company corrupts good character."1 Corinthians 15:33 (NIV)


"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."Matthew 7:7 (NIV)

While you are waiting for God's  

instructions, be sure you are following God's  

What is God's will in hardship? "In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NKJV)

  • Question: Am I thankful or resentful?

What is God's will when you are hurt by somebody? "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."Matthew 5:44 (NIV)
  • Question: Am I holding any grudges or refusing to forgive?

What is God's will for your mission in life? "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect."1 Peter 3:15 (NIV)
  • Question: Am I prepared to tell my story?

What is God's will in your daily interaction with people? "Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone."Colossians 4:6 (NIV)
  • Question: Can people tell I'm a Christian just by hanging out with me?

What is God's will for you in the world? "He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."Micah 6:8 (NIV)
  • Question: Am I living this way today?

What is God's highest will for you? "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength . . . and love your neighbor as yourself."Mark 12:30-31
  • Question: Do I love God, my neighbor, and myself?


God begins with the desire to hear  


The servant's question: "What message does my Lord have for his servant?"Joshua 5:14 (NIV)

The servant's prayer: ". . . Not my will, but yours be done."Luke 22:42

"The eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him."2 Chronicles 16:9a (NIV)

"Blessed are all who wait for him . . . You will hear a voice behind you saying, 'This is the way, walk in it.'"Isaiah 30:18b, 21

is God's will for your life.

The question of timing is God's to answer. But the question of faithfulness is entirely within your control.

Nowadays, people tend to microwave everything, even the way to success. 

 Following and accomplishing your dream requires time, effort and dedication.  Therefore you have to be patient, knowing that God's timing is different from yours.

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