Doing The Will Of God

1st November 2011 by Bill Davis
I often hear people say they want to do the will of God, but don’t know what His will is. Or they don’t know how to accomplish what they feel led to do. One of the very first things we must do is remove ourselves from the equation. As is often said in religious circles, take yourself off the throne and put God there. My Dad used to tell me that I was looking for God’s approval of my will rather than truly looking for His will. We all seem to want to do things our way and not to give up control. We are in luck. God did give us an excellent book on “How To”. Romans 12:1-2 Selected NIV; “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is.” We are being told to completely surrender our life to His will and teachings. Don’t concern yourself with what the world says of you, but transform yourself to a servant of the One who’s Will you are seeking. But you may say you are not strong enough or qualified to follow where He is leading. Hebrews 13:21 promises us that Jesus will “equip you with everything good for doing His will and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever.” Be careful who gets the glory (credit) for your new actions. Why are you seeking His will? For His glory…not yours. James tells us to seek God’s will in fervent prayer and to ask with faith that it should be revealed to you. There are surely things in your life that you know need to be changed in order to live a Christ centered life. Do those first. Some may appear simple and not even “worthy” of God’s intercession; but remember He promises to be with us in things great and small. Jesus tells us in Luke 16:10; “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much.” It is not as important what you start with, but that you start following His will and feeling His presence.
Bill Davis

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