The Will of God: Believe that God has Blessed Plans for His People
The will of God, as used here, is the same as God's plans, expectations, and desires. When we obey the will of God, God will bless us (see Mt. 6:33; Lk. 11:28). When we don't obey His will, God is subject to punish us (see Heb. 12:6).
However, how are we to discover God's will? This article will discuss the importance of believing that God has blessed plans for His people. You would do well to click here for the article on discovery principles and click here for the article on commitment to obedience.
We must come to believe that God has blessed plans for His people. God's plan is better for us than our own.
Read Romans 12:2; Jeremiah 29:11; Luke 11:13; Romans 8:32. Notice, in Romans, that believers are urged to reject being conformed to this world and be transformed into what God is calling us to be. There is a need for the renewal of our minds.
When we do this, we will see God's pleasing and perfect will for our lives. We can choose to be conformed and unpleasing to God. Or we can choose to change, starting with our minds, into what God is calling us to be.
Unfortunately too many have decided to conform, instead of be transformed. Let's please the God of our salvation and Author of our uncountable blessings, by focusing our minds on His will.
Notice, in Jeremiah, that when God has His way in the lives of His people, His way includes prosperity and hope. God has a plan for our lives. He is not making it up as we go along. The plan includes our blessings.
The devil would have us to believe that we are taking a huge risk by putting our fate in the hands of God.
Some don't tithe because they believe that even though God owns the whole world (see Ps. 24:1), He would let them suffer, after they honor Him with their giving. Contrary to what we may believe, God's way is really best for us.
Notice, in Luke, that since even earthly and evil parents know how to give good gifts to their children, surely God, our Father, can be trusted to give His children good gifts.
Notice, in Romans, that since the Father has given His Son then surely He can be trusted to give us all that we need for the rest of our lives. In other words, God has come too far and invested too much in us to leave us now. Again, let's trust that God's ways are best for us.
In summary, we have looked at how God is calling us to move past being conformed to this world to being transformed or changed into what He is calling us to be. We are urged to work on renewing our minds, so we can see that God's will and plan for our lives is best for us.
The passages in Jeremiah, Luke, and Romans reinforce the idea that we can trust God to do what is better for us than what we want to do for ourselves.
To discover the will of God, we would do well to believe that God has blessed plans for our lives, comply with the principles of discovery, and be committed to obeying His will, as we understand it. There are so many blessings for us, if we simply seek and obey the will of God.
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