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How to Know the Will of God (5 of 8)
Series: An Instruction Manual for the Christian Life
1. FOLLOWING THE WILL OF GOD
2. FULFILLING THE WILL OF GOD
a) A Faithful Observance of the Will of God
b) A Full Observance of the Will of God
3. FINDING THE WILL OF GOD
a) Ask God to Reveal His Will
b) Allow God to Reveal His Will
There are two days in my Christian life that I value above all others. There are many days and dates in my life that I would call Red-Letter Days, but of them all, there are two in particular that I place as the most significant.
The first is the day I got saved. Gypsy Smith said concerning the day of one's salvation: "It was a wonderful moment, a moment when gospels were born, a moment which history began to breathe, a moment when in his soul there was placed the germ-joy that will make heaven pulsate with hallelujahs." Indeed it was a wonderful moment when I was saved. With the hymn writer Phillip Doddrige I sing:
O happy day, that fixed my choice
On Thee, my Savior and my God!
Well may this glowing heart rejoice,
And tell its raptures all abroad.
Happy day, happy day, when Jesus washed my sins away!
He taught me how to watch and pray, and live rejoicing every day
Happy day, happy day, when Jesus washed my sins away.
The second great day in my Christian life was when I discovered the will of God for my life. Apart from the day of my salvation, there is no other day that excels in importance than that day. David Livingstone expressed the significance of knowing God's will when he said, "I'd rather be in Africa in the will of God, than on the throne of England out of the will of God."
I don't think I am being unfair or judgmental when I say that the majority of Christians have no idea what God's will for their life is. I am a firm believer that God has a divine purpose and will for every Christian's life. The Psalmist declared in Psalm 139:14, "I will prais ...
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