God's Will For Your Life!
What a busy month it has been for our family. We are finally settled in and getting into the new rountine of things. I want to start off by letting my readers know that I will try and publish new posts for discussion on Fridays. I also want to let churches in and around the Hill Country(San Antonio area) that I would love an invitation to teach or preach on Sundays. I have a driving and burning passion to inspire and equip believers in their spiritual walk.
I have been thinking lately about the will of God. It is my personal belief that God has a will for every soul. We hear over and over again in scripture that His will for our lives is perfect (Rom 12: 1-2) In Jeremiah 29:11 scripture say, "I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." I have asked myself many times, how can I know truly what God's will is for my life?
Please consider these points as encouraging steps in surrrending to God:
I have come to believe that the first step in understanding the will of God for your life is for a person to completely surrender his life to God and trust in him. Then, secondly, I would then like to stress that the spiritual disciplines (prayer, fasting, study of His word, meditation) should follow. We must then seek the will of God with all of our heart, soul, strength and mind. Jesus reminds us that in Matthew 7:7 that one of the best ways to seek his will is in prayer: to ask, seek and knock. Persistance is a must in our lives. I would like to challenge every believer to allow God to reveal His will for your life. It is only in doing the will of God that we find true happiness and peace within.
So, why is it so hard sometimes for Christians to understand what the will of God is for them? Does God have the same will for all men? Does each believer have their own will in God? Have have you seen the will of God play out in your life? If so, how? Do we give credit to God when He is working out His will in our lives? What things blind us from clearly seeing the will of God? How can we live within his will?
What do you think?
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