HOW TO BETTER UNDERSTAND GOD'S WILL
EPHESIANS 5: 17
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JESUS CHRIST said, "I seek not my own will, but the will of the
Father who sent me" (John 5:30).
Jesus Christ was the living embodiment of a truth we all need to
acknowledge, that is, the will of God will never lead us
anywhere the grace of God won't sustain us.
You may be having as many problems as the person who said, "I
hope nothing else bad happens today because it would be two
weeks before I could worry about it."
If you are walking in the will of God and bad things happen, you
can confront them confidently, knowing He will use them for your
A peerless pulpiteer of a previous generation, Lyman Beecher,
said, "Christians are always in the forge, we are always on an
anvil, in the crucible of experience God is always preparing us
for higher things."
A person who "understands" what the will of the Lord is knows
this to be true. To understand the will of the Lord doesn't mean
we always know why God is doing a certain thing. Nor does it
mean that we always know what God is doing. It means we
understand that God has a will for us and that it is always best
for us. Further, it means we are always yielded to the will of
the Father whatever it might be, even when we are not
certainwhat it is. With that attitude life is always
surrendered to God's will.
It means to live with a supreme passion to know and do God's
It means to live waiting for it with the dawning of each new
It means to seek for it and surrender to it in every crisis.
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