Verse of the Day


"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sins by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will."

~Ephesians 1:3-5


Today's Devotional Thought

June 09, 2010 by Wendy Foreman



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God's Will, Part I

My husband and I have been in ministry for over 13 years. A question both of us have been asked many times is, “What is God’s will for my life?” We want to know who it is God wants us to marry or what job we should choose. We want to know what God’s will is for us financially. It can all be very frustrating to try to figure out. We are going to be talking about God’s will in today’s and tomorrow’s devotions.

In the New Testament, we see that there are two different wills of God. First, we have the moral will of God which we discover in 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4: “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified; that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable.” You can read on to verse 6 where it talks about not taking advantage of your brother, and also verse 7 mentions that God did not call us to be impure but to live a holy life. This first will of God is basically His desire that we live in obedience to His standard of living.

The other will of God is God’s personal will for our lives. In 1 Corinthians 1:1, Paul tells us that he has been “called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God.” God obviously hasn’t called all of us to be apostles. This is what Paul was specifically called to do. And we all have been called to do various things for God.

So, how do we know what God’s will is for us? All throughout scripture we see individuals seeking God for direction. We see them earnestly seeking Him for what His will is for their lives. What I find so interesting is that God reveals himself to these individuals personally; he doesn’t just want to tell them which way to go or what His will is. He wants them to gain knowledge of who He is. He wants to be involved in a very intimate way in their lives. It is the same today. God wants to have a relationship with us; he doesn’t want to just be an information center for us to go to.

As you think about God’s will for your life, you must remember two things. First, you must be earnestly living His moral will and live in obedience to His standards. And second, to know God’s personal will for your life, you must seek a personal relationship with Him. Gain knowledge of who He is and through that relationship, His personal will for your life will become clearer.

We will talk more about God’s will for your life tomorrow. For today, just remember that God is not merely an information center that you go to when trying to make decisions. He desires a real and intimate relationship with you that you can depend on for guidance throughout all of your life.


Memorize this verse today:

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sins by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will."
~Ephesians 1:3-5



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