There is a question that is often asked in the Body of Christ.
What is God’s will for me?
We saw the answer in our last time together.
Didn’t see it?
Fret not...look again…
1 Thess 5:14-22
14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the faint-hearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.
15 See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.
16 Rejoice always
17 Pray without ceasing
18 In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
19 Do not quench the Spirit.
20 Do not despise prophecies
21 Test all things; hold fast what is good.
22 Abstain from every form of evil
What is the will of God?
The Lord makes if very clear.
His will is that we should…
Pray without ceasing.
Give thanks in everything.
Warn the unruly.
Comfort the faint-hearted.
Uphold the weak.
Be patient with all.
Do not quench the Spirit.
Do not despise prophecies.
Test all things.
Hold fast to what is good.
Abstain from every form of evil.
This is the will of God.
But look at the detail…
This is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
God’s will is manifested in Christ Jesus for each believer to be lived out by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Most of the time when someone is seeking “the will of God” it is related to a particular decision, direction, etc.
This is fine.
But, how much more would we understand if we would simply do what God tells us.
If we do what He says - rejoice, pray, give thanks, etc. - then I suspect that the will of God would be abundantly clear.
It goes to that which we have examined so many times in the past - seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness...everything else will be added.
Are you still reflecting upon the other phrase?….”upon your night bed”?
6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
More next time...it relates to praying without ceasing…
Meanwhile, let us do the will of God...be obedient.
Pray especially for the Reed family...homegoing of godly matriarch Jean. Also pray for Herman.
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