Entering and Abiding In God's Will

January 29, 2011 by marilyn   Comments (3)

When we position ourselves inside of God's will, we begin praying our way through our days which keeps us continually in touch with God and in synch with Him. When our hearts and minds is in synch with God's, we're more open to His leading. The Holy Spirit has access to our thoughts. So prayer is necessary as we seek to operate in God's will by the Power of The Holy Spirit.

Giving thanks helps us notice what we have to be joyful about. It also forces us to think about our God’s goodness, His faithfulness, His protection, His provisions and His sacrifice. Giving thanks for our gifts includes the Giver in our thoughts.  And it affords us a right view of Him that acknowledges He delights in caring for us, guiding us and providing for us. That calms our Oh-Lord-What-Am-I-Supposed-To-Do worries. We need a right view of God in order to walk in His will. Paul was not teaching that we should thank God for everything that happens to us, “but in everything, give thanks.” Evil does not come from God, so we should not thank Him for evil. But when evil strikes, we can still be thanking for “Who God Is” and for the good He can bring through our distresses.

Joy is a fruit of the Spirit. Which means it is something produced by the Spirit of God within us. So when we pray, we should pray for joy. And thank Him for supplying it. The Bible tells us that it is God's will for us to be filled with The Holy Spirit, to pray, give Him thanks and cultivate joy. So, no matter what, when we focus on these things, our paths will unfold before us and He will work all  things out for our good, no matter which choice we make. Which means when we err, we still do not miss God’s will and that the pressure of making the exact right decision or else entirely missing God's will, is off.  And that's one thing we can give God thanks for today! Be joyful, pray daily, and give thanks regularly. Our joy, prayers and thankfulness to God should not fluctuate with our circumstances. When we make a conscious decision to do what our Lord says, we begin to see things in a new perspective and find it easier to be joyful and thankful.

 

"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16- 18      

Philippians 4:6-7, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Habakkuk 3:18 “ Yet I will rejoice in The Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.”

 

1Thessalonians 5:17 “Pray without ceasing.”

 

 

 

 

    

 

I totally agree AMEN!!! Thank You Marilyn for sharing Bless you!

Keith Jan 29, 2011 at 11:51 am Flag as inappropriate

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