God’s Will – Do Whatever You Want

Here is the most concise quote I’ve seen on Augustine’s idea of seeking and doing God’s will and it can be distilled down to this:

“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart” (Ps. 37:4). Augustine said, “Love God and do as you please.” Because if you’re really loving God, you want to do what pleases him.

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John MacArthur spoke a very good sermon on it. Here is a quote:

You say, “But…but…but…but what about me?” Are you ready for this? Hum, if you’re saved, Spirit-filled, sanctified, submissive, suffering, and saying thanks, you know what God’s will is? Whatever you want. You like that? Do whatever you want. Go do whatever you want. You say, “You’re kidding.” No, I’m not kidding…No, I…you say, “What do you mean? How can…I can’t just go do what I want.” Yes, you can, because if that’s how you’re living, guess who’s in charge of your wants?…

But you really have to hear or read the whole thing to really know what he’s getting at. This quote is near the end of the sermon.

3 Responses to “God’s Will – Do Whatever You Want”

  1. 1 ElShaddai Edwards

    Along those lines, I highly recommend Garry Friesen’s book, “Decision Making and the Will of God“. You’ll never be tempted to fleece God again.

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    I read that book a long time ago and still remember things from it. It really changed my outlook and was so different from what all my peers were believing.

    That whole “center of God’s will” thing was very popular. And there is only one right thing to do, or person to marry, and you might miss it. What an awful way to live, especially as a young adult.

  3. 3 Gary Simmons

    Amen, Jeff. Especially that last sentence.

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