I would like to introduce you to my Mother.
There’s much I can say about Rev. Stella Lucille Mosqueda, but I will just share the quality I respected most: my Mother was a woman who feared the Lord.
From the time she was a young child, her one desire was to serve Him. She battled the same demons we all face today, but she would let nothing hinder her from obeying Him and doing His will. Nothing. Not poverty, not pride, not fear, not grief, not sickness, not anything.
My Mother’s last year on earth was very difficult. Lots of health challenges, with many visits to doctors and emergency room; several stays in hospitals and rehabs. One day, during a rehab visit in March 2012, we started to talk about spiritual things. I realized our conversation was something special, so I turned on my camera and began recording. The video below is a portion of that particular conversation.
As the video begins, I have just asked my Mother about knowing God’s will.
Knowing God’s will is one of the things Christians desire most, but have the hardest time discerning, because we are not willing to do the work of seeking Him and waiting at His feet until He answers. We often get impatient or allow fear to rule us. We get up and leave before He can answer.
Of course, sometimes we get an answer, but we don’t like what He has to say. We pretend we didn’t hear Him, or we find a way to justify doing what we really want. Then, our life gets so complicated and hard and frustrating that we start to ask questions like, “Why did God let that happen? Why did He do that to me?” Stepping outside of God’s will is never going to go well for us, but if we are willing to wait on Him and obey when He answers, we will walk in His peace and blessing. That is a very good place to be, my friends!
Remember: God’s will is not a mystery or a game. He does not hide it from us. However, if we are not walking in obedience now—to what He has already told us to do—why would He tell us more? We’ve already rejected His will through our disobedience.
Yet, God still desires that we know His will, because He still desires that we do it! If you have been seeking God for His will, but feel like He isn’t speaking to you, I encourage you to invite the Holy Spirit to search your heart. Repent, and put your spiritual house is order.
“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23-24, KJV)
Wanting God’s will means being willing to follow Him.
Following Him means being willing to know Him.
Knowing Him means being willing to give Him time.
What does that mean? It means giving our time to the reading and study of His Word, and giving our time to our secret prayer closet. If we cannot give God our time, we should not expect Him to give us His will.
Friends, I pray the Lord bless and keep you, and I pray you will all know the peace that comes from being in His will. Much love!