You're at work. Your boss calls you into his office. How long do you think about it? Not long, I'd venture to guess. You go. Yeah, you could walk out. This is a free country 'n all. But you go.
Your parents. Your boss. Maybe even your friends. They have power over you. Even though you have free will - and you may not think of it this way - but you cannot not answer them.
Now get this. God Almighty. Maker of Heaven and Earth. With a glimmer of a thought, His will is accomplished.
God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. - Genesis 1:5Let's say He calls you.
And those whom He predestined He also called, and those whom He called He also justified, and those whom He justified He also glorified. - Romans 8:30Do you picture an impotent, Love & Peace God of No Intentions or Plans holding out The Gift, waiting for you to come take it if you want it? Do you think He's hanging out at the street corner, waiting for you to walk up to GOD ALMIGHTY and take The Gift - like some celestial pamphlet?
That is not the God of the Bible. His word is His will. His command IS. He is the I AM. He calls you? You're going to answer. You have the free will to pick out your outfit, but there's no free will whether you're going to answer God Almighty.