"For 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! "
Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Knowing God's Will

"Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, show me now Your way!"
Exodus 33:13

"Knowing the will of God" - both the big picture and the daily details - concerns every Christian.  We all need to ask often, What is it God wants me to do?  How is it He wants me live?

It is as we know we are doing God's will that we find true meaning in life and a deep sense of accomplishment and purpose. How can we know that we are doing God's will?  One of the simplest approaches is this:

First, commit yourself to the Lord each day, and periodically throughout the day, by simply saying, "Lord, I put my life in Your hands.  Do with me what You will!"

Second, trust the Lord to send you the work and the relationships you need for His purpose in your life to be accomplished.

As Roberta Hromas, a noted Bible teacher once said: "Simply answer your door, answer your phone, and answer your mail.  The Lord will put in your path the opportunities that He desires for you to pursue.

God's will is not a mystery you try desperately to unlock.  He does not desire His will to be a secret, because the Bible is filled with scriptures about knowing His will.  They key is to see His will, to listen to the Holy Spirit, and read and study His Word.  Then you can know what He has planned for you!


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