God’s Will, Our Purpose

“Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not

according to our works, but according to His own purpose and

grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,”

2 Timothy 1:9

 

I would like to begin this devotion with the first necessity in fulfilling God’s will. It is found in Psalm 143:10, “Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.” The Holy Spirit will teach us daily through our experiences in life how to do God’s will. We just need an open heart to hear His voice as He guides us along the path God has chosen for us.

There is much in God’s Word as to how to do the will of God. I am learning that as I yield my heart and desire to draw closer to Jesus, I come to know and experience His heart. My desire is inspired to do His will according to His purpose for my life.  Through obedience I grow in faith and knowledge as to what and how I must work to complete His perfect will. We are to share His love with the lost and be the example that Jesus gave us to follow.

Our next objective is found in Romans 12:2, “And 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.”

As we are surrendered and obedient, the Holy Spirit will do the work needed to bring us into the image of Jesus and prepare us for the will of our heavenly Father. Hebrews 13:21 tells us He will “make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to Whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.”

Let the very desire of our hearts be “His will be done here on earth as it is in heaven.” This is our prayer, Lord Jesus! We can accomplish His will in His strength alone; we must depend upon Him!

 

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the

kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.”

Matthew 7:21