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WILL OF GOD – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: knowing God’s will
SCRIPTURE: Ps.143:10; 2Tim.2:22-23, 3:16-17
Style: drama/conversation: people discuss
. what the will of God should look like
. in our lives
Cast: PERSON 1-2
Set & Props: newspaper, pen, Bible,
. table and 2 chairs
(PERSON 1 sits and reads verse from Bible.)
P 1 (reading Psalm 143:10 [NASB])
. “Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God.
. Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.”
(PERSON 1 takes a moment, then looks up in prayer.)
P 1 Okay Lord, I REALLY want to do your will, and
. I’m asking you to help me pick the right job.
. Thank you. Amen!
(PERSON 1 now takes the newspaper and starts to study it.
Perplexed, PERSON 1 taps the pen against their lips.
PERSON 2 enters and sits down next to PERSON 2.)
P 2 Hey. What’s up?
P 1 I’m looking for a job.
P 2 What kind of job?
P 1 The job that God would want me to do.
P 2 And what does that look like?
P 1 I don’t know. I was kind of hoping that
. God would make it really obvious.
P 2 What? Like - writing on the wall?
P 1 Or at least some sort of sign.
P 2 But – what kind of sign, exactly?
P 1 Something specific – that kind of clearly says -
. “Do this job! It is the will of God.”
P 2 (grabs Bible and looks up 2 Timothy 2:22 [NASB])
. “Now flee from youthful lusts and
. pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace,
. with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.”
. (looking up) Is that specific enough?
P 1 Well, that would be something
. that I should be doing in my general life.
. What about the specific things like - work?
. Or – who I marry? This is going to drive me crazy!
. What do you think?
P 2 Ahhhhh... (quickly reads 2 Timothy 2:23 [NASB])
. “But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations,
. knowing that they produce quarrels.”
P 1 You’re just reading things from the Bible.
. This is really not helping at all.
P 2 (think, then reads 2 Timothy 3:16-17 [NASB])
. “All Scripture is inspired by God and
. profitable for teaching, for reproof,
. for correction, for training in righteousness;
. so that the man of God may be adequate,
. equipped for every good work.”
. (looks up) God has written everything down
. that we need to know - right here in this book!
P 1 Ooookay... I’m sorry. But I still don’t get it.
P 2 (turns to James 1:5 [NASB])
. “But if any of you lacks wisdom,
. let him ask of God, who gives to all generously
. and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
P 1 Okay... Sure! (looking up) Dear Lord,
. I’m now begging for wisdom! LOTS of wisdom!
. Thank you! And amen! (to P 2) Now what?
P 2 Pick something. Pick a job.
P 1 Which one? 3
P 2 Whichever one you’d like. What are you good at?
P 1 It cannot be that simple.
P 2 Sure it can. Okay, let’s imagine that this tabletop
. represents God’s will. Reading through the Bible,
. everything that we are to be doing, etc.
. is found within the realm of the - tabletop.
P 1 Ooookay.
P 2 You choose to be, for example, a business manager,
. and you do your best, being kind and encouraging
. to others and treating them fairly...
. THIS puts you within the tabletop, meaning
. you’re in God’s will. But now let’s say –
. you have a bad attitude and treat others poorly.
. You would now be off the tabletop – meaning
. you would NOT be in God’s will.
P 1 What if I’m supposed to be a missionary? I mean,
. I know that we are all to be missionaries
. wherever we are, but I’m talking about going out
. as a missionary to another country.
P 2 Same thing. What if you WERE a missionary,
. but treated others poorly, and had problems
. trusting God to provide your support.
P 1 I see. I would be out of God’s will.
. I would need an attitude adjustment, and
. start trusting God to provide. Okay! But -
. I STILL have the question – which job?
P 2 God did create each one of us with unique
. gifts and talents.
P 1 You’re just raising a WHOLE other question.
P 2 Why? Just because they are called
. “spiritual gifts” – it doesn’t mean that
. they are cloaked in some deep mystery.
. And we don’t have to somehow spiritualize them.
. When we use these gifts to serve God –
. in God’s power – then they become spiritual.
P 1 But - again – what is that?
. What does it look like?
P 2 It’s really simple. What do you like to do?
. What are you good at? And then finally –
. just pick something already.
. And because you pray about it,
. you can trust that God, according to His will,
. can open and close the proper doors for you.
P 1 Ohhhhh... I see. That is so Awesome!
. I’m feeling really good about this now.
. Okay! So – how about now - you help me
. find the right person I should marry.
P 2 Whoa! That’s a WHOLE other conversation!
. Let’s - just – get back to finding that job.