Article: Knowing God’s Will | Sharon John

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven (Mathew 6:10).
• Knowing God’s will is the key to prayer , spiritual growth and fruitfulness in our individual lives. Christ taught as that knowing God’s will and living in obedience to that will is the key to everything! God is the porter; we are the clay. God keeps us spinning on His potter’s wheel, shaping and reshaping us so that we become more Christ-like and He can use us for His will.

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• God’s will is not lost- you don’t need to find it. God does not hide His will from us. God wants us to know His will. People who are always seeking God’s will are mostly unknown or often too distant from God to know it. God’s will first of all is to get know Him “if you are serving God you don’t need to find God’s will; His will will be done”. God has a unique plan for every individual lives.
For example, as the scripture says : God spoke to the people of Israel, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plan for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11).

•Knowing God’s plan in our lives, we must learn to walk with God. We need to develop a relationship with Him. We can develop that relationship by spending time in His word, taking time for prayer etc. when we seek these disciplines in our life, God will start revealing His plan to us.
(Proverb 3:5-6), “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

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We assume and trust that God’s will applies only to certain aspects of life- whom we marry or What Job we take, perhaps-but outside of those big things, we can also trust God’s will even during trials. Sometimes we think that suffering can’t possibly be the God’s will. But we forget that our salvation was won when Jesus submitted himself completely to God’s will in the moment of His greatest suffering.

So, seek to know God’s will. Be diligent in obeying it. Walk in holiness, pursue sanctification and worship God. Trust that God, in His providence, is working all things together for your good, and remember that what is currently hidden will one day be revealed in glory. And as you wait with steadfast hopes for that day, thank the Lord that His will is always good.
(1Thessalonians 5: 16-18), “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

Sharon John

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