God’s Will for Your Life {Scripture Saturday}

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By Sandra Wyatt

Welcome to Scripture Saturday! Today we continue our memorization of verses found in Acts with verses 22:14-15…

And he said, ‘The God of our fathers appointed you to know His will, to see the Righteous One and to hear a voice from His mouth; for you will be a witness for Him to everyone of what you have seen and heard.’

On May 30, Lisa Thayer wrote a wonderful post about living your life according to God’s plan. This verse continues along the same theme.  Do you know the will of God for your life? God  chose that Paul should know His will. How can you discover the specific will of God for your life?

In Romans 12:1,2 Paul said, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Present your body to God.  You say to God, “Here is my body God use it for your purposes.”

Don't be conformed to this world. The world’s way is to live a selfish, self centered life getting all that you can for yourself.

Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Present your body to God, and live for the eternal values. Many people in the world is do not take eternity in view. They don’t ask themselves, “What are the eternal consequences of my actions?”

You discover the will of God by actively seeking the will of God, praying and reading His word. And as you offer your body to God that He might use it to do His work, when in your mind and heart you desire God's will for your life above everything else, your life will then become a growing testimony of the will of God.

Grow where God has placed you. Whatever you are doing, do it unto the Lord.

God may test you.  Do you really want to do His will? “There may be things in your heart that you are not aware of and God often gives tests that He might prove you. Not to prove to Him, but to prove to you, and to show you just what is in your heart.”

“God showed Paul that to do His will would involve much sacrifice and suffering, but He also showed him the eternal rewards of being faithful. There may be hardship now, but eternal glory later. He promised to stand by Paul in every hardship. ‘And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’(Matthew 28:20b)” The present suffering is not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed. (various sources)

“…give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1Thess 5:18)
Have a blessed and precious day everyone!

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