Discovering the Will of God

John Belt
John Belt

Galatians 2:20?I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.?
Cross Grain
Jesus came to earth with the sole purpose of doing the will of His Father.? The will of God is central and foundational to our purpose for being here.? If we never come to the place of realizing that why we are here is to do His will then we are really missing it.? The will of God is not convenient, as many times it will go cross grain against our own desires and thinking.? When we choose to do the will of God we come to a place of yielding our will, realizing that what we want is not the most important thing.
Embrace the Lifestyle
The more we embrace a lifestyle of doing the will of God, our minds will truly be transformed to reflect the image of Christ.?? There are certain foundational attributes of servanthood and sacrifice that create a seedbed for the fragrance of Christ in our lives. The will of God is a beautiful thing that is worked into our lives.? It is when we understand what God is like that we see His will in a much clearer fashion.? God?s will is consistent with His Word and character.
Paul makes it clear that if an angel from heaven comes to you and preaches another gospel other than what he had delivered then ?let him be accursed?.? It does not matter how grandiose our encounter, the will of God will be consistent with His revealed truth.? The heart of God?s will involves the laying down of self.
Hebrews 10:8-9
?Previously saying, “Sacrifice and offering, burnt offerings, and offerings for sin You did not desire, nor had pleasure in them” (which are offered according to the law), then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first that He may establish the second.?
Nothing Apart From Him
It is clear in this verse that God is not after anything from us that comes apart from having intimacy with Him. We cannot approach God on the multitude of our own sacrifices apart from communication with Him. This is nothing more than humanism. If we begin to build our own little towers of Babel, built on our works, He will come down and destroy that tower. ?The only way we can please the Lord and know the will of God is through personal devotion.
By spending time with Him, meditating on His revealed will (the Word) and living a life of worship we discover His heart and desires.? Apart from this kind of lifestyle it becomes very difficult to know God?s will.? With a life that is saturated in devotion we will find an ease and flow of knowing His will.? Jesus? promise to us is that ?in that day? He would speak to us clearly.? The Holy Spirit is given to us that we may experience this intimacy with the Father, knowing His love and His will.

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