Knowing Godís Will

Godís will is revealed in the Holy Bible Ė He has no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but desires them to repent and turn to Him (Ezekiel 33:11 and 1 Timothy 2:4). But, how will they hear without a preacher? Who will send them? Who will go? (Romans 10:13-15)

For disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, we have the Holy Spirit who will guide us into all truth and can give us specific direction and commands. Discerning the voice of God (and therefore His will) comes through experience Ė spending time with God in prayer and reading of the Holy Bible.

Jesusí last words were about the Great Commission, to go into all the world and make disciples of all the nations (Matthew 28:18-20 and Mark 16:15-16). For many of us, living in a 24/7 world, weíre far too busy doing things which should take a lesser priority. For many, weíre just too busy to be able to hear what God wants to say to us. Jesus stated that His sheep hear His voice (John 10:27). It is not for want of trying, it is for want of listening!

In the Psalms it is written: ĎBe still and know that I am Godí (Psalm 46:10a). God has promised to guide disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, but there are conditions that need to be met. Delight yourself in the Lord, seek first His kingdom and do not participate in deliberate and wilful sin, are just three to name but many.

If you seek Godís presence you will understand His will for your life. Godís will can be discerned through many ways and means: The Holy Bible, the Holy Spirit's voice, your conscience (donít do that!), through other people (a word of wisdom or knowledge, a prophecy etc.). Before you make any major decisions in your life, you may wish to ask counsel from your pastor, elder, respected prophet or a mature person who knows you well. BUT this does not eliminate seeking God yourself about the situation first and trying to find His good pleasing and perfect will.

- Mathew Backholer

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Revival Fire - 150 Years of Revivals Go
Extreme Faith Ė On Fire Christianity Go
Global Revival Ė Worldwide Outpourings Go
Short-Term Missions, A Christian Guide to STMs Go
Discipleship For Everyday Living: Christian Growth Go
Understanding Revival and Addressing the Issues Go
Revival Answers, True and False Revivals Go
Reformation to Revival, 500 Years of God's Glory Go
Revival Fires and Awakenings. Thirty-Six Visitations of the Holy Spirit Go
How to Plan, Prepare and Successfully Complete your Short-Term Mission Go