Have you thought about understanding the will of God? Have you ever wanted God to simply write His will for you on a wall for you to read? Maybe send an angel to speak of God’s will for your next step? While this may not be the norm for how God speaks, He does have His way of sharing His will. He will often speak through prayer, the Bible, through others, and through the nudge of the Holy Spirit.
Paul tells the Ephesian believers: Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:17 (ESV) As much as God has the desire for us to know His will, we must pursue knowing it as well. Why? Because this world is challenging enough to go through, much less without an all-knowing God!
Paul also told the Ephesians that God is: making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. Ephesians 1:9–10 (ESV)
Getting to know the will of God
Dr. Alan Redpath in his booklet “Getting to Know the Will of God,” he writes about his call to ministry and how he determined it was God’s will. As a charted accountant, he made a list of all the reasons he should stay in business.
Each morning, he would ask the Lord to show him specific Bible verses that would counter or affirm the reasons listed. He would tell the Lord, that he was not trying to evade Him, he just desperately wanted to know God’s will.
Every day, as he opened the Word, God would speak to him, pointing him to a verse that he would write down. Each one would counter the arguments he had for staying in business. After one year, every reason to stay where he was at, was answered with a scripture verse.
He was determined to know God’s will and not to rush into anything outside of God’s timing. He knew that there was too much at stake and had to know this is what God wanted him to do. Understanding the will of God is often found in our daily prayer and spending time in the Word.
How to start in finding God’s will for your life.
The writer of Proverbs says that: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7 (ESV) It begins with our relationship with God and once established, seeking his will by spending time focused on Him.
He will not turn away a believer who is passionately pursuing Him. His heart is to speak into our lives through the promptings of the Spirit. To know his heart is our highest priority in this life.
When we seek after Him, He will move heaven and earth to make His will known to us. There is nothing that can stop Him from doing so!
It begins with Christ!
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