How can we know what is gods will?
What is Gods will? Choosing between God's perfect will and His permissive will.
God reveals His will in the Bible, especially in the words of Jesus.
- 37 Jesus said to him, "You shall love the LORD your God with all your
heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.
38 This is the first
and great commandment.
39 And the second is like it: You shall love
your neighbor as yourself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the
Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40
God does not try to hide what He wants and expects from us. He gives us example, after example in the Bible. The written Word of God tells us what His will is.
- But He answered and said, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread
alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4
- As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. Psalms 18:30
God has awesome plans for us!
what is gods will?
God's will is for all of mankind to come to His truth and light. God wants every man, woman and child to accept their salvation.
this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and
believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at
the last day. John 6:40
He did however, give us a free will. God does not force anything on us. It is the will of God for everyone to be saved, but it is our choice.
- 3.... God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,
6 who gave Himself a ransom for all.... 1 Timothy 2:3b-6a
- The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness,
but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but
that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9
what is god's perfect will?
God's Word is His perfect will. Read and study the Word of God. Get it down deep inside of our heart and
mind. God's word is the perfect direction and barometer for our lives.
do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and
perfect will of God. Romans 12:2
walking in god's will
The Word of God is His will for mankind. We have confidence in God's Word.
What is Gods will?
We can never go wrong praying the Word of God because it is His will for our lives.
We know He heard us when we pray the Word.
- 14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. 1 John 5:14-15
God is true to His Word. He is faithful and just. God, the Father does not leave His Word unanswered.
shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in
the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11
What is god's will for us?
He wants His children to live with Him in heaven forever.
- And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. 1 John 2:17
God did not preordain any person to live in hell. That's a vicious lie straight from the pit of hell. What is Gods will? We were all created to live in heaven.
It is even possible for us to visit heaven before we move there permanently.
god's permissive will
We have a free will to choose the direction of our lives.
is not a harsh taskmaster that forces us to do anything. He permits us
to choose our own way. We may be doing things in our life that are good
and without sin.
They may, however not be God's perfect will
for our lives. That is His permissive
None of us are perfect. But, our best course of action is to keep
striving to walk in God's perfect will. Let the Word of God be our
direction and set the course of our lives.
- 17 ..., beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked;
but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen. 2 Peter 3:17b-18
How do we know what is God's will for our situation?
First of all, does it agree with the Word of God?
Secondly, did we bring it to God in prayer?
- 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;
8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. James 1:5-8
Do we feel peace in our spirit?
When we are in God's will we have peace about what we are doing.
won't be questioning ourselves; should we do this or do it that way. We
will feel the peace of God deep down within our spirit.
What if we don't hear anything from God?
Maybe He has already
told us to do something else. He won't let us move forward until we are
obedient in the first thing.
Maybe the answer is no.
It may be a good
idea to seek council from a mature Christian.
- ... By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established. 2 Corinthians 13:1b
How do we find God's will?
When it is a major decision, it's best to wait for a definite answer.
Take time and make sure we know what God's will is. Then we can move forward in confidence and with the peace of God.
- 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and
supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard
your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Jesus came to do the will of the Father. Christians desire to live our lives according to the will of God.
- Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. John 4:34
the best way to find god's will
If we can't seem to find the answer, pray in the
The Holy Spirit knows and always prays the perfect will of God.
He can reveal what is Gods will for our situation.
- 26 Likewise the
Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should
pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us
with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27 Now He who searches
the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes
intercession for the saints according to the will of God. Romans
in conclusion, what is god's will?
Love the Lord, God with all our heart, mind and soul.
Love others, as God has so graciously loved us. This is God's will for our lives.
Spend time in prayer and in the Word of God. That is where we get our strength, direction and correction.
- 7 But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.
8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”
9 Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.
10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone
ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in
all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong
the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:7-11
walking with god is awesome - to god be the glory!