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October 6, 2018, 12:00 AM

The Will of God


“What is the will of God for me?” That’s a question most people have asked themselves. The desire to know the will of God for the immediate and the future and yet, unable to recognize it, has caused many to make serious mistakes and even question the Divine purpose for their lives. Others have recognized the will of God for their lives, did not like it and decided to live according to their own will. 

Someone aptly stated, “To know the will of God is to do the present work at hand.” To me, that means that if I will do what I know  pleases God right now, the will of God for my life will unfold accordingly. The apostle Paul gave the saints in Ephesus an outline of how to find and stay in the will of God. Here’s the principles found in Ephesians 5:17-21(KJV):

  • Understand God’s will by rejecting worldly wisdom and foolishness and embracing His Word that brings wisdom and knowledge.
  • Be filled with the Spirit. We must both live and walk in the Spirit. Yesterday’s experience cannot sustain today’s needs. The joy of the Lord gives us strength to do His will!
  • Singing aloud the scriptures and spiritual songs of the Lord that should abound in your heart. The songs and words that we sing and say reveal what we allow most into our thoughts and hearts. To know His will we must meditate upon, speak of, and sing about God’s will as revealed in His Word.
  • Living a lifestyle of thankfulness to Jesus Christ for all things. Not a lifestyle of complaining, drudgery, and laziness but living an abundant life found in the presence of the Lord Jesus!
  • Being submitted to others in the fear of God. Remember Jesus was/is God manifested in the flesh. He submitted himself to others while on earth. Am I better than Jesus? Not if I fear God! There is no greater honor than to live a life of submitted service/ministry to others that brings glory to God.

If we will follow these five principles, we will accomplish the will of God for our lives whatever the will of God may be and wherever it may lead us. Here's a peom that brings hope and a challenge to all those that desire God's will in and for their lives.

The Will of God

The will of God will never take you,
Where the grace of God cannot keep you,
Where the arms of God cannot support you,
Where the riches of God cannot supply your needs,
Where the power of God cannot endow you.
The will of God will never take you,
Where the spirit of God cannot work through you,
Where the wisdom of God cannot teach you,
Where the army of God cannot protect you,
Where the hands of God cannot mold you.
The will of God will never take you,
Where the love of God cannot enfold you
Where the mercies of God cannot sustain you,
Where the peace of God cannot calm your fears,
Where the authority of God cannot overrule for you.
The will of God will never take you,
Where the comfort of God cannot dry your tears,
Where the Word of God cannot feed you,
Where the miracles of God cannot be done for you,
Where the omnipresence of God cannot find you.
Source Unknown

 



Comments

10-17-2018 at 8:08 AM
Brent Crosswhite
Ouch! Submit! Indeed it is very much part of doing the will of God in our lives!Thanks, this is very good instructions in righteousness, which is far deeper than just mere information. Spiritual growth material!
10-08-2018 at 4:51 PM
Arthur Law III
Great blog entry Bro. Savala. Aside from the obvious wisdom the entry possesses, it’s depth comes from the fact that you have lived it. Powerful and full of sustenance are the words you’ve poured out of experience. Thank you for sharing a proven path.
Blessings,
Bro. Law
10-07-2018 at 8:32 AM
Kevin McElroy
Very good. Something that caught my attention was at the beginning of the blog. Statement “ if I will do what I know pleases God right now, the will of God for my life will unfold accordingly,” is principled living. This is a walk of faith. We’re not always going to know what is coming next, but if we live according to that principle, it enables God to unfold his will & for us to flourish in his will.
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