Life is a series of vital questions:
- What must I do to become a Christian?
- What should I choose for a career?
- Should I ask her to marry me?
- What church should we join?
- What should we name our baby?
- What job offer should I take?
- How do I prepare for retirement?
Thankfully, not all decisions are that critical, but we know from God’s Word that He cares about the things that concern us and the decisions we face each day, both big and small. The Father of all creation is intimately concerned about the details of our lives.
Jesus said, “The very hairs of your head are numbered” (Matthew 10:30).
He understands everything about us: “For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things” (Matthew 6:32).
He desires to provide for our needs: “Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you?” (Matthew 6:30).
He cares about every choice you make: “For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide” (Psalm 48:14).
More importantly, He wants us to make decisions that reflect His will. Ephesians 5:17 shares this desire: “Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.”
Often I’m asked, “How can I discover what God’s will is for my life?”
Here are three basic principles directly from His Word that have helped me tremendously through the years:
Principle #1: God’s Will Is Available Only Through our Lord Jesus
Today, billions of people seek goodness, knowledge, hope, and guidance through many different rituals and beliefs. Too many regard Jesus Christ as just “another” good man or pious teacher in life’s religious smorgasbord.
The Savior, however, proclaimed Himself in a clear-cut way that leaves no room for interpretation: “I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).
God has a plan for your life, and Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit, as promised, to reveal God’s will to you: “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth” (John 16:13).
Now, it is up to each of us to seek His divine guidance for our life and say, “Lead me in thy truth, and teach me; for thou art the God of my salvation” (Psalm 25:5).
Principle #2: To Know God’s Will, You Must Offer Yourself to God
The Apostle Paul writes: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service” (Romans 12:1).
The Bible declares that if you surrender your body to God and live a holy life, it will be acceptable to Him. Notice that “holy” and “acceptable” go together. God will not accept anything unholy.
God wants us to be living sacrifices unto Him!
Some people say, “Lord, I will be Yours when I die.” God says, “No, I want you when you are alive, because when you die your body goes to dust. I cannot use it.”
This means we must be willing to be used by Him as a “reasonable service.” This act of worship brings pleasure and glory to God. Upon this foundation, we can know His will as the Holy Spirit lives through us.
Principle #3: To Know God’s Will, Your Mind Must Be Renewed Supernaturally
Romans 12:2 points to an astounding truth: “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
The word transformed in the Greek language is where we get the word metamorphose, as when a caterpillar becomes a butterfly.
As you consistently present your body and mind to God by spending time with Him and reading His Word, then He can begin to transform you from the inside out.
Every middle school science student learns that the transformation of anything, even the smallest cell, must begin in the nucleus, or innermost part.
Spiritually, that can only happen when you commit yourself to Him—body, soul, and spirit. The Holy Spirit then shows us His will, something no man can teach you.
Discovering God’s Good, Acceptable, and Perfect Will
Something wonderful happens when you present yourself to the Savior, “That ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:2).
You can be increasingly acceptable before God. Through Jesus Christ, God “hath made us accepted in the beloved” (Ephesians 1:6).
When you become a Christian, your life is hidden in Christ and you receive eternal life, yet there is more. Your life can be pleasing to Him, through His righteousness, as you follow His guidance day by day.
More importantly, God’s answers to all your questions will be perfect. The word perfect means complete. God doesn’t stop halfway. When He saves, He saves to the uttermost. He seeks to bring us into complete wisdom and righteousness. That’s why, like the Psalmist, we should pray, “Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God: thy Spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness” (143:10).
Claim God’s Promises in Every Area of Your Life
The believer who discovers God’s will and trusts the promises of God is truly unlimited, for He is “able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesians 3:20).
One area that is often neglected in knowing and doing God’s will is continuing to take greater and greater steps of faith, especially in the area of giving.
We are told, “He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully” (2 Corinthians 9:6).
Today, I am asking you to move up to a higher level. God wants to bless you tomorrow and into the future. After all, didn’t He say He would bring prosperity to you and that you would pass it on to your heirs?
Scripture says, “A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just” (Proverbs 13:22).
It’s time to claim in faith what our Lord has promised to you and your loved ones!
Just remember that you cannot give little and receive much. Every farmer and gardener knows this. The power is in the seed, and the amount of seed determines the results.
Extravagant giving produces an extravagant harvest. So step out in faith and plant a significant seed of whatever amount God places on your heart as you prayerfully consider what He wants you to give during this special season.
I have no idea how long the season of anointing for houses and property will last, but I know that it is continuing to spread.
And I also know that if you want supernatural favor and increase, especially during this season of anointing for property, plant a significant seed as an act of faith into the fertile soil of this worldwide ministry as we work together to take the life-saving and miracle-working Gospel of Jesus Christ to hurting and desperate souls.
Just as you learn to discover God’s will for your life step-by-step, claim the promises that are available to you.
Take a step of faith that you’ve never taken before so you can witness a miracle of property and houses that you’ve never experienced before!
Don’t miss this amazing season for you and for your family. Do it now!
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