Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Will of God For You

"One Year Bible" New Testament Passage (for Thurs., Sept. 27, 2012)
Ephesians 5:1-33

17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit.  Ephesians 5:17-18 (NKJV)

Are you in the will of God for your life?  This is a very important question. All serious followers of Jesus have at one time or another prayed a prayer asking God to show him or her His will for them. We should daily be asking God to show us the steps we are to take - to help us make the right decisions. 

When most people think about the will of God, it is usually in terms of the big outward things. Am I in the right job? Am I doing the things I should be doing?  It can even be bigger things, like: Did I make the right choice 20 years ago?  Should I have gone other directions? Did I marry the right person?  Have I missed God's best plan for me?

The will of God for you really is on a totally different level. It is not so much a matter of people and places as it is of right relationships. This is where the Spirit-filled life comes in. God is not so much interested in what you do as He is in how close you are to Him!

No matter what has happened or where you are, you can NOW be in the will of God. You get that by being filled with His Spirit. As you are filled with God, He lifts you above the muck and the mire. He gives you a firm path on which to walk. THAT is the will of God for you. 

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