In the Old Testament, God used visual aids and the Show and Tell approach. After 400 years in slavery, Israel had little knowledge of God, so He used simple ways to show His power and love. Wanting to be with them, He hid himself in a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. Every morning they peered out of their tent opening to see if the cloud that veiled the Almighty’s presence was motionless or proceeding. If it was moving, they at once packed and followed its lead.
Instead of prior physical demonstrations, our Father today speaks to the heart and mind. That first building block is communication, which enables you to hear what He has to say. Then you become an open door for His will. You cannot learn or discover what He wants to do if you don’t know Him, but the slightest effort in getting acquainted He acknowledges.
Review your motives for wanting His will. If you are hoping to confirm what you choose His will to be, then silence may be the response. Remember, you are asking for God’s will, not for God to adopt yours. To save everybody and ensure they have an intimate knowledge of His love is God’s will.
When praying for others’ salvation, we can conclude that God’s will is to deliver them. And He will not stop driving until He has consumed every effort in their favor. Yes, man possesses free will, and the Father forces no one, but it’s tougher to deny the love of God than to commit oneself to evil. The one who chooses sin, does so because they have a wrong judgment of God. Love is irresistible, and God is love.
1 Timothy 2:3-4
“3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior,
4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”
1 John 1:9
“9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”