Our corporate focus for 2017 is simply to trust the process God has set for us. Process is defined as a series of actions, changes, or functions bringing about a result. The process is not always comfortable or easy, but if God is in the center it will be tailored just for us. There are two questions that will center us in God’s will:
1) Jesus, what do you want me to do for you? This is a question of reverence for the Lord’s guidance. Be open to the Lord’s direction and then respond to it.
2) Jesus, will you do this for us? This is a question giving reverence for the Lord’s provision. Trust God for the supernatural, something that only God can do with His resources and means.
This verse speaks of God’s will in process. Being in the will of God and staying in His will also is a process. Conforming to the likeness of Christ is a process, but you must get involved in what God is doing. Stop standing on the banks and get into the stream. Seek God while He may be found. Seek God with greater intimacy.