Monday Morning Encouragement - Knowing God's Will
However, I want to suggest this morning that we can know from scripture what God's will is for us all the time. As today's scripture verse tells us, we are to rejoice in knowing Him in all situations. Stay in constant communication with Him throughout the day (we don't have to be on our knees with heads bowed to talk to God; I'm speaking to Him right now as I write this). And no matter what is going on in our lives, we are to have thankful hearts. Even in the trials of life we can find reasons to thank God; our salvation being one, and the most important of all.
I am convinced that God's will is not hard to discern when we begin at this place. When we start with today's scripture verse. You see, when we have a real, vital relationship with Christ, when we are walking purposely with Him every day, decisions become easier to make because we are automatically looking to him for guidance, and if we are familiar with scripture we know what He desires for us. Does this make sense to you? I hope so, because for years I battled in knowing "God's perfect will" for my life. What was it that He wanted me to do with my life? It wasn't until I began practicing 1Thessalonians 5:16-18 that the war ended and I found peace in the decisions I made. Even if they brought some trials with them, I could rest in the knowledge that God was using whatever those trials were to make me into the woman He designed me to be.
This is a big subject that I've condensed into a few sentences. I pray God will make it clear to you, even if I haven't done a good job of tackling it. I've discovered a song by Forever Be Sure that does an excellent job of presenting the big picture of what God's will is for us. I pray it will bless and encourage you.
I love you, I'm thinking of you, and I'm praying for you.