December 12, 2010

In God's Will

Read the Scripture, not as an attorney may read a will, merely to know the sense, but as the heir reads it, as a description and proof of his interest. Be punctual in waiting upon God in secret. This is the life of everything, the only way and the sure way of maintaining and renewing your strength.

-- John Newton

Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.

(Proverbs 8:34)

It is so easy to get confused and even upset when people ask “Are you in the will of God?” This may leave you questioning the will of God for your life but never really finding the answer. Or it may leave you paralyzed with the fear of making a wrong step, a wrong choice. So you wait and in that waiting you may miss out on the things that God puts before you today.

The missing out is because of misunderstanding about God’s will for your own life. He isn’t keeping it a secret from you but how come it is hard to hear what He is saying. Maybe it’s time to look at the question “Are you in God’s will” with a little bit different slant.

The Bible reveals God’s will – His covenant with us. If we read it merely as a legal document without perceiving the love of the One who bequeaths all that He has to us – we miss out on so much.

Reading of His love, His care and His concern for our well-being, both now and in the future, is what He wants our hearts to receive. We are heirs of God, joint-heirs with Christ. 

So come daily to sit before Him, to read of His love and with a heart to hear that you are already in God’s will.

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