What is God's Will - Daily Devotional
I often hear people ask what Gods will is for their life or what their purpose is. I think it’s easy to read the Bible and find out Gods will for you. He makes some things really clear for us in his word and I feel that once we do his written word, then he will direct us to his specific will for our lives.
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Episode Notes & Bible Verses
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. – 1 Timothy 2:1-4
Here the word of God says that it’s God’s will that we pray and give thanks for all those who are in authority over us. This is challenging if those in government are who we didn’t vote for but we still need to pray for them. We can pray that they will listen to advisors that give advice that is aligned best with your Christian values. And in most countries, we have the ability to vote for a candidate to lead our country. But praying for our leaders is part of Gods will for us and it pleases God.
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV
God always wants us to have the right attitude concerning our lives. Regardless of the circumstances, our hearts attitude should be “Thank you Lord”. We can have this attitude because we know that God can keep us from difficult situations and if we find ourselves in a difficult situation we can remain confident that God will cause it to work out for our benefit in the end. So we can rejoice and give thanks regardless of the situation.
It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; – 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 NIV
God’s will for us is to avoid sexual immorality and be sanctified. Sanctification is a process every day and it os as simple and as challenging as making the correct decision to choose God’s will concerning it. Learn self control and allow the Fruits of the spirit to be developed in your life. This will help you live a sanctified life.
It is God’s will that your honorable lives should silence those ignorant people who make foolish accusations against you. For you are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil. – 1 Peter 2:15-16 NLT
God has given all of us free will. We can choose to do whatever we want to do in this world. However, it’s Gods will that use our freedom to live as God intends for us to live. Which is searching his purposes and doing the things that he would want us to do.
Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. – Hebrews 13:20-21 NIV
God works in us to make us the kind of people that would please him and he equips us to do the kind of work that would please him. This is part of his will for us so we can pray for this in our lives.
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. – Ephesians 5:17-20 NIV
God expects us to live a self controlled life. Not being controlled by sensual fleshly impulses but by the Spirit of God. When you are drunk you are not in control but your flesh will lead you to do whatever it wants. When you are filled with the Spirit of God, you will have a thankful, joyful attitude regardless of the situation you are in.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. – Romans 12:1-2 NIV
Gods will is for us to renew our minds by reading his word. The more we spend time reading out bibles, is the more that we will be transformed from our old nature into who God wants us to be. And by doing this, we will actually find out what his will for us is. So the more you read your Bible, the more you will be transformed, and the more likely that you will find his will for your life.
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8 NIV
It’s Gods will for us to be fair and just with the people we deal with. We also need to love mercy. Both receiving it from God and others. And showing it to others. And God wants us for us to be humble acknowledging that all that we have and all that we are comes from him.