Posted by: Christian Accountant | October 25, 2010

The Will of God

As Christians, we have accepted Jesus Christ as our saviour and given our heart to God. We have asked God to guide us, so we live in the will of God. Some people have a hard time with this one, since it is human nature to live according to our own will. But God wants us to truly give our entire lives to Him. God has great plans for each of us, but we must turn over control, of our lives, to God.

   There are 5 ways to determine what God’s will is for your life. Christians should seek God’s will through all sources.

1) Peace/Holy Spirit: John 14:26-27 (NIV) “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

 Jesus realized the disciples would not be able to understand all He was telling them, nor would they remember. That is why He sends the Holy Spirit to us to comfort us, giving us confidence, and guidance throughout our lives.  Once you have accepted Jesus into your life, He will send the Holy Spirit to you, if you ask Him. Accept all the gifts God gives us, by asking Jesus to send the Holy Spirit into your life.

2) Godly Council: Proverbs 24:6  (NLT) “So don’t go to war without wise guidance; victory depends on having many advisers.”

  A wise man will use righteousness and carefulness in conducting his affairs. True wisdom will strengthen his spirit for spiritual work and spiritual warfare. Seeking wisdom will allow us to fulfill God’s will.

3) Circumstances: Philippians 2:13  (NLT) “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”

We are encouraged to work, since God works. God doesn’t want us to standing around, while he does all the work. God’s influence is not a physical force, but rather a moral influence. We retain our free will, and the will cannot be forced. God’s influence, is such that we are willing to obey Him. God wants us to take our cross, and bear it with patience, joy and the understanding that it is necessary, but also a useful teaching tool.

4) The Word: Psalm 119:105 (NLT) “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.”

  The Word of God shows us the way, just as the beam of a flashlight lights the darkness. The light prevents us from falling, or wandering off into danger. The Word of God is the same. If you make the Word of God your “light”, you will clearly see the right way, to the path God wants you to follow. You will understand the direction God wants to take you.

5) Prayer: James 1:5 (NIV) “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”

   We generally feel the need for wisdom, mostly when we experience trials, difficulties, disappointments and bereavement. Since the matter of our duty and our salvation are of great importance, we usually feel that we need guidance from God. It is our right to ask God for our needs in life, in general, but to also guide us with a particular problem. God wants us to seek our desires or needs through prayer to Him. The idea is that man cannot find the favor of God, unless man values it enough to seek it in fervent prayer.

 These 5 ways are the way God wants you to seek His will. Are you letting God be in control of your life? Are you seeking Him and His will? The bible tells us, “Thy will be done”. Turn your heart and life to God, so you are walking in His will. The rewards from God will be unbelievable!

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