Today: God’s will and purpose for me
Passage: Rom 12
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Rom 12, NKJV 84) –emphasis added
Knowing the “will and purpose of God” was a topic for discussion in a recent youth meeting. It was a very useful and a needed one
Many of us struggle in this area: “How to know God’s will and purpose for me? What do I do about it?”
God’s will and purpose matters only to those who have something to do with God
If God is our father, we need to be definitely concerned about His will for us
No father will be without expectations for the children. No father would want his children to go bad. Neither does God
In God, we find a father who only wishes the best for His children (Jer 29:11)
He is LOVE. God is also JUSTICE. That means, we will get justice from God even if we don’t get it from anywhere else. At the same time, if we go the wrong way, the justice of God will start to bother us. God does not tolerate sin.
How much do we care about “God’s will and purpose” in our daily life?
Do we take time to ask God “Is that your will Lord”, at least once a day?
If we are truly connected to God, we will ask that question often
It all depends on the relationship. If we are part of God’s family and God part of ours, we need to involve God in our decisions. Again, within the family itself, there has to be communication. In some families, they discuss things and in others, they don’t. It is all about the quality of relationship. Things that need to be discussed should be discussed, for a healthy family
God’s will is in God’s word. For many of our questions about God’s will, we can find answer from His word
Holy Spirit will also guide us, speaking to our inner man. But the Spirit of God will always be in line with the word of God. The Spirit reminds us the word. We need to study and “keep the word” in our hearts to stay away from sin and to do that which is God’s will. We will continue on this topic, God willing
What if one person is sure of God’s will and the other person in the family is not?
That is a sensitive question; we will look into it
Have a blessed day
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for your love and care. I know that you love me with all your heart and that you have the best plans for me. Help me to know your specific plans and purposes for me and to move along that direction. Amen
If we call God “loving father” and we mean it, we better know His will and do it
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