Principles for Knowing God's Will for your Life
I hope you had a chance to read my last devotional on "Walking with God", If you remember, I will be discussing different principles to help guide you in to hearing God's Will for your life. We first have to be walking with God. That means praying, and reading his word daily. We must have a deep and personal relationship with him.
The second thing you need to do is surrender your will do God. Before God will begin to reveal His Will to you, you must be committed to doing whatever it is that He desires for you to do. You cannot be seeking God's Will if you are really saying, "Is this OK God, here is what I am planning to do now; but I need you to go along with it, and correct me along the way if you do not mind." Well, this is not an effective way of finding His true Will for your life. If you are not going to be obedient to God's Will, then he will surely be slow in showing it to you.
Romans 12:1-2 says, "And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice-the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him. Do not copy the behaviors and the customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's Will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect."
Jesus was willing to die for us, so should we not be willing to live for Him? When we surrender to Him, that is when He really begins to direct our path.
So here comes two tough questions:
- Are you walking with God in your daily prayers, and reading His word?
- Have you surrendered your will to God, and are you being obedient?
You can not go to the Second, if you have not followed the First. As you will see in these principles, there has to be order. God is all about order, if you will remember.
Tomorrow night we will be talking about "Obeying what you already know to be God's Will." This could get interesting if not convicting.