"What does God want me to do?"
This is perhaps one of the most common questions asked by sincere and committed Christians. Unfortunately, the answer is not always very simple, in fact, in some cases it may drive a Christian to long hours of prayer, and much convoluted thought, before even the start of an answer comes through. Why? Because God is not an answering machine with an "on" button ready to use whenever we have a question? He is not there for our convenience, neither is He Santa Claus, with nothing better to do than stuff presents down our chimneys. Though we are His children, we must never forget that He is Almighty God, infinite in wisdom and power, and we are being foolish if we think that every question we have will automatically receive an instant answer.
Do wise and caring parents answer every question in full asked by their little children? No, never.
Wise and caring parents temper their replies with their understanding of the child, and take into account the ability of the child to cope with the answer.
So before we ask God anything we first must put ourselves in the right perspective, and see God in His correct place and with his true character.
"What does God want?"
God has made it abundantly clear what He wants. He wants all men to worship and obey Him. He wants every person on earth to turn their energy and will towards pleasing Him. He wants to be the most important factor in every part of every person's life.
We know this because He says so in His written Word. As the proverb goes "The Word of God is the Will of God". The Bible is a body of work, given to us by God, which any...