warmer . All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. “For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality.” 184 It is God’s will that we be holy.          The biblical principle is that we live in the present trusting in the Lord, daily living our lives for Him, and He will direct us and guide us towards what He wants us to do in the future. If it is God's will...the door will open and the means to use our God given gifts will present itself. God forbid. God told my wife (Becca) and me that we were going to serve as missionary teachers in Asia. Thus, the sacrifice was vital to the ministry of the worship of God and in the same way, those who sacrifice themselves to the Lord, are His witnesses and He uses them to carry out His purposes. God permits such sin, as a consequence of the freedom He gave man, but He would never ordain such sin. The Christian is to sacrifice himself (body) to be "holy" which means dedicated only to the service of the Lord and nothing else. We trust the Lord and that means believing what He has said. If we have not taken that first step, then we have not yet accepted God’s will. If you’d like to understand more about God’s purpose and the church, we heartily encourage you to download our free e-book The Glorious Church here. There are two clear and very different meanings for the term “will of God” in the Bible. I’m not claiming to have the … In Romans 7:14 Paul explained that as a unsaved man he was carnal and sold under sin. So He promises to guide and direct our lives...therefore we by faith accept that is what He is doing. In their lost state they live according to their carnal natures. Whatever God's will is for us....He will accomplish His will for our lives if we allow Him too. So, is our agenda to do God's will our way, is our heart right before God? . But how can we be certain we are walking in His will, especially in times of difficulty, suffering, or pain? Modesty is rule of the Christian's apparel and dress that does not draw attention to one's sexually. The Catechism addresses the issue of God's permissive will succinctly: The word "holy" means "dedicated wholly to God's purposes without blemish or defect." If we knew the future....it would be our natural reaction to work toward accomplishing it. Perfect - Is that which is free from defect, stain, or sin. Finding God's will comes when one lives his life daily for the Lord. INTRODUCTION:   Many times over the years people have expressed to me they were trying to find God's will for their lives. We’re talking about the sovereign God of all that is, the one who created us, who sustains us, who gave his Son to save us.          That is putting the cart before the horse. His ultimate concern is not to get you or me from point A to point B along the quickest, easiest, smoothest, clearest route possible. At every stage of our lives we're faced with decisions, usually at a practical level but sometimes at a moral level. These gifts will enable us through our lives and allow us to bless others. These gifts will enable us through our lives and allow us to bless others. God’s Will Definition The will of God (or Divine Will) is the idea that God has a plan for people (Jeremiah 29:11-13). Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:7 mentions that he asked God three times to take from him what he calls a "thorn in the flesh." In this verse the word clearly applies to the purity of our physical lives, that is, abstinence from sexual sins. 2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." It is not of God, but music of the world with a beat and tempo that appeals to the flesh and emotions. Christians are to dress modestly which means not drawing attention to themselves. When we saturate our lives and thoughts with the Word of God, then and only then will we know the will of God for our lives. We are not our own, yet do we say “anything Lord, but this and this and this?” Can we really live conscious of our union with Christ and say to God anything different than “I will go wherever you lead and give whatever you ask.” Platt writes, “This is what it means to be a disciple. We all want to know the answer to that question, right? The Lord chose Saul to be “a chosen instrument”, and Saul had to trust Him in all that He permitted in his life – sufferings, privations, stonings, imprisonments… (2 Corinthians 11:24-28). God's answer was, ". This is how God can obtain His heart’s desire. Certainly we can have goals and work toward them, but in finding God's will for our lives God normally does not work this way. God work requires sacrifice on our part. Often that is really what people mean...they want to know the future. Applied to the will of God, it means that which is consistent, which is carried out; which is evidenced in all the circumstances and relations of life. Once we receive Christ by faith, we are made God’s children ( John 1:12 ), and He desires to lead us in His way ( Psalm 143:10 ). 4.          There is really no mystery to the matter and the answer to all these questions is actually quite simple. And what if searching for God’s will like this actually misses the entire point of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus? This is the greatest discovery we will ever make – God has a purpose and plan for each human being; past, present, and future. If we do not live for the Lord today and accomplish His will for today... certainly we will not accomplish God's will for tomorrow. So the first step in finding God’s will for our lives is to understand that in Christ our own wills are radically recreated. Mercy for Today: A Daily Prayer from Psalm 51. We can see that in our culture in every age there are clear styles of clothing and behavior that promote the image of being a rebel and worldly....which is against godliness and righteous living. 12:9). “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; … Acceptable - This refers to that which will be pleasing to God, or which He will approve It involves the main duty of our salvation is to be separated from the world; and expresses the way in which that duty may be performed. . We are called to his person, not his drills. This expectation is that we want God somehow to reveal the future to us. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. Romans 8:28 ESV / 24 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. It actually sends the wrong message. We need to know them and decide which one is being used here in Romans 12:2. God’s Word is perfect, and we can discover God’s plan for our lives through our study of it. We do not lift up church rituals and ceremonies to honor the Lord....but offer to Him godly lives, lived as a testimony to the truth of God's word and His life changing power. 3. In his new book, Follow Me, David Platt gets right to the core of our search for God’s will. B. Declared and demonstrated in our initial act of baptism, we have lost our lives in Christ, and we gladly surrendered our ways to his will” (130). So stuff happens in our lives under the sovereign control of the Lord who has intentionally given us free will and placed us in a difficult and dangerous environment. (131). It appealed to many people...but it was not unsurprising to me that so many who claimed it helped them, remained in the same old sinful life style as before. If we want to fulfill our calling, we must develop our God-given ability. Sadly they continue in the same way as they did before, making "R" rated movies, which show sinful acts. Although we by faith acting on God's instructions give ourselves to Him, we cannot be successful if it is done in the flesh. The Bible instructs believers to examine themselves, but does it tell us to what extent or how often we should question our salvation? At its most basic, the will of God is to repent of our sin and trust in Christ. It means we are to be a continuing sacrifice which God can use daily over and over. B. So the first step in finding God’s will for our lives is to understand that in Christ our own wills are radically recreated. The biblical principle is that we live in the present trusting in the Lord, daily living our lives for Him, and He will direct us and guide us towards what He wants us to do in the future. It corrects us when we are wrong and … However, our choices and actions also really matter. If a person has the ability to teach and that was God's will He would provide the opportunity to use the gift. What does he want us to do with this vapor of a life he’s given? When man rejects God's will, he freely sins. Ear rings in men in America and may parts of the world today are symbols for homosexuality. ILLUS: We often hear of the "conversion" of some Hollywood movie star. In summary, God's will can refer to His perfect plan known since the beginning of time, God's teachings for all people, God's specific desires for a community of people, or God's unique plan for our individual lives. The old carnal mind is replaced with one that seeks the Lord and is able to understand God's truth and apply it in one's life. Platt reminds us that this isn’t God’s design. Further we are to "die to self" in which we become dead to sin. You see dear friends....we are to be separated from the world. We are only able to do this by the "mercies of God." A more accurate term would be to call their services "Worldly Services." My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness" (2 Cor. Some people are given the ability to teach, but others are not. 2. The unsaved world lives in sin and seeks to satisfy the lusts of the flesh. In the Old Testament the when the Jew offered his sacrifice, he slew it, and presented it dead. 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.". That is God's will...that we obey Him daily trusting in Him. 2 Thessalonians 3:6 - Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. It there is any sin or unfaithfulness in our lives we are to confess it and in repentance turn from it unto the Lord. As we seek to know God’s will for our lives, we cannot separate trusting the Lord for each step. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? We are to hold back nothing giving ourselves completely. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. 10 Bible Verses on God’s Will for Our Lives. If we want to fulfill our calling, we must develop our God-given ability. It was Christ's sacrifice and suffering for sin that made our salvation possible. The Christian rejects such sensual and worldly clothes and instead wears modest clothes that honor the Lord. If all Christians would obey this, our faith would be everywhere honored. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:31 that he died daily meaning he died to self in order to live daily for the Lord. The believer can have the victory over sin because God abides in him. As Paul told Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:1 "Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.". To serve the Lord, which is what being a disciple means, involves sacrifice on our parts....putting ourselves on the altar of God's will and letting Him use us as He purposes. colder . I grew up in the 50s-60s when long hair for men was a sign of rebellion. And if we walk with him, if our lives are swallowed up into his own, we’ll go the right way. A way to know that you are following God’s plan for your … When it is a spiritual trial, we learn to go into that test with this confidence: “Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator” ( 1 Peter 4:19 ). This is the renewing of your mind. 2. Let us look at this matter of finding God's will for our lives in two categories:          God's present will for me and God's future will for me. . The core of the Christian life is to learn how to know God’s will for our lives personally and intimately. We must also say that some styles of clothes are designed to show a rebellious spirit. Matthew 16:24 records Jesus' words to those who wanted to be His disciples, "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me." It means to replace something that is of no longer any value. God's Purpose for Your Life The Father's greatest desire is for you to have a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ. To reiterate, the steps to know God's will for your life from the Romans 12:1-2 are: surrendering our lives, not conforming to what the world offers; and renewal of our minds so we will be transformed. It promotes a temporary emotional high and pleasurable feeling, but it does not feed the soul and spirit of man. You see, we are called to a relationship with Jesus. “I believe in the forgiveness of sins.” Those words may have become stale or even cliché for some, but they represent the beauty and scandal of our confession. We do not need to know the future because it is in His hands. To renew something means to re-establish or give fresh life and strength to something. Certainly we can have goals and work toward them, but in finding God's will for our lives God normally does not work this way. We know of a number of groups that do that wearing special clothes and speaking in a certain way. Psalm 37:5 encourages us to commit our lives to the Lord, and He will act. The Old Testament sacrifice could not be presented again. To be “in Christ” means that we no longer live for ourselves “but for him who for our sake died and was raised” (2 Corinthians 5:15). Bob looks at several passages that reveal what God’s will is for our personal lives, our families, the church, how we treat non-Christians, and even how we treat our enemies. It is the world's music being masqueraded of Christian. That which has all its parts complete, or which is not disproportionate. God's hope for our future is about second chances, about choices and new beginnings. 4. The Israelites wandered the desert for 40 years because their SIN angered God who disciplined them for it, they weren’t following His permissive will for their lives, they were walking in disbelief and sin and because of it, ONLY 2 of them were allowed to enter into the Promised Land. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him", Romans 6:13 says, "Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. 1 Timothy 2:3–4. Are they seeking to know? Knowledge will never replace faith. We need to address our lives and through self examination determine is how we are living is in accord with the Word of God. We’re on a mission to change that. This is what happens when a person puts their faith in Jesus Christ and is born again. We cannot offer a polluted or tainted sacrifice to Him. Each day is filled with decisions, and every choice is an opportunity to ask the Lord what He would have us do. What this means is, we need to put our plans and dreams for our lives in the Lord's hands. Ask God for His wisdom.          We first must determine what the person means by their statement they are seeking God's will. 11 explains, "What shall we say then? A. Romans 12:1 begins with a simple but profound statement..."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. 4. They make the pulpit where the Word of God is preached and taught rather into a stage where they put on entertaining "talks and shows." Declared and demonstrated in our initial act of baptism, we have lost our lives in Christ, and we gladly surrendered our ways to his will” (130). While there is pressure from society to succeed and meet a certain standard that the world holds us to, through God and the calling He places on our lives, we are able to achieve what He wants for our lives. But the saved man, has a new nature, the very nature and indwelling of God. Mel Gibson who produced the movie the "The Passion of Christ" is an example of a man who claims to serve the Lord, but makes sinful movies. Ecclesiastes 12:13 after looking at all the follies and short comings of man says, "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.". If we have the desire to teach or even be a pastor or missionary....we should seek to determine if we have the God given ability. 2. God’s Revealed Will – This is God’s desires for our lives as revealed in His will. In other words, we live by faith, trusting in the Lord today, and by this process God will prepare us for future service and get us to where He wants us. The Two Wills of God. It should be totally given out of conviction that it is what God wants and in faith we believe God and know it is the best for us. Often they make statements like "I really do not know what God wants me to do.". 1 John 4:4 explains this new status the believer has, "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."          First let us deal with a false expectation that is often associated with seeking God's will. Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? Sometimes they happen because of the fallen circumstances in which we live … If all were truly renewed in their minds, they would lose their relish for such things; and seeking only to do the will of God, they would not be slow to find it. This means it is not something unusual or some extra ordinary act, but that giving ourselves wholly and completely to the Lord is the normal way a believer is to live his life. The believer however, gives his body sacrificially to the Lord. But God does not want us to accomplish His will for us in the flesh and in our human power, but rather being dependent on Him....let Him bring about that will in our lives. April 3, 2018 / As Christians we all struggle with knowing whether or not we are doing God’s Will. The verse uses three words to describe this will of God that will be accomplished. The motivating force in their lives is satisfying their own desires. If we live today faithfully serving the Lord, God will take care of the future and of course are present also. Do we consider that God’s calling on our lives may, in fact, lead us down a path that looks a lot like Paul’s? This is an important point: We do not need to know a great deal about the future God has for us. They are the moments when we remember that all our Father allows is for our ultimate good (Romans 8:28). In opposition to this, we are to present ourselves a living to be used in God's service. ” So our focus today is on the meaning of the term “will of God” and how we discern it. Then what is accomplished will honor the Lord and He will be able to use us to reach others for Christ. Certainly we would like to know what God wants for us in the future, but what is important is to know what He wants today! Practically, I might make all sorts of mistakes, from a choice of career to a choice of car or house. . To knowingly disregard God’s plan for our lives is SIN. Christians should not get caught up in every fad that comes down the road. A Christian is a new creation in the Lord. God gives us the abilities and means to accomplish He will. 100 Bible Verses about Gods Plan For Our Lives. We have God's word the Bible and in it we will find truth and strength to live for the Lord. [Video 2 of 4 of The Church as a Window] Transformation and … God says our worship is to be acceptable to Him and further says it is not to be conformed to the world and its sinful ways. This prayer is just a way of handing control over to the Lord and Savior of our lives and acknowledging our own human weaknesses. God doesn’t want to frustrate us in seeking His will for our lives. God tells us plainly how we are to worship Him in "Spirit and in truth" as John 4:24 says. We should not concern ourselves with seeking God's will in the sense of trying to know the future, but rather seek to obey God, and thereby be in His will. God lovingly allows us to freely choose or reject His will for our lives. Today, the popular trend is getting tattoos, body piercing, spiked hair, sexy clothes, baggy clothes and makeup. Then we wait ready for God to open a door or means to use the talent. We are not to yield ourselves to worldliness as verse 2 states, but be wholly given to the Lord's service. The unsaved man only has a carnal nature and cannot please the Lord, because he does not believe in God nor worship Him. They us what is called "Christian Rock Music" in their services. But wearing different clothes does not make us spiritual or closer to the Lord. He now has the ability to serve the Lord and to overcome sin and worldliness. Once you have received God's forgiveness, then you are ready to fulfill the rest of … 2. It has been well said that God never asks to do anything that He does not provide the means for us to do it. It was based on visions of Catholic nuns in centuries past. Clearly, when a person believes and received Christ as their Savior, their minds and thoughts are given a new way to think and strength that was not present before. I mean, could there be a more pressing subject? So...in a nutshell, God's will is simply that we live today for Him, giving our lives sacrificially to Him, and He in turn gets us to where He wants us to be and uses us as it pleases Him. “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” The bible tells us in Matthew 7:21 that not everyone who calls themselves a Christian is going to get into Heaven ‘Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in … 3. They were never used for anything else. In some ways, this is a mystery we can’t fully understand, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Several people got mad with me because I spoke out against it and tried to show people it was not based on the biblical account. 1. 1 Corinthians 12 explains that God gives spiritual gifts to all believers to equip us to serve Him in the capacity that He desire. 3. Platt writes, “The goal of the disciple of Jesus, then, is not to answer the question ‘What is God’s will for my life?’ The goal, instead, is to walk in God’s will on a moment-by-moment, day-by-day basis” (133). Note there are three specific statements which will accomplish "proving, that good, acceptable and perfect will of God. I suppose we think if we knew the future we would know what direction to go and what to be doing now to prepare for it. As far as which way to go after this semester, or whether to take that job or move to that country, there aren’t any shortcuts to the mind of God. 9. Second Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” . God tells us this in 1 Corinthians 2:14 "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.". It comes or is revealed as we obey God. . What if God the Father has not sent his children on a cosmic Easter egg hunt to discover his will while he sits back in heaven saying, “You’re getting colder . All of this is why we are to thank and glorify Him for all things. That’s what happens when believers are made new in Christ. The word sanctification means holiness, consecration, dedication to God. He has a general and specific purpose for each of us. If a person wears clothes that is immodest and sexually revealing it indicates an inward spiritual problem. ", 3. .”? Indecent dress is what the world wears and it is designed to accentuate that which is sexual. We are not to allow any corruption to enter and if it does we are to a 1 John 1:9 says...confess it immediately to the Lord and let Him "cleanse us from all unrighteousness.". Romans 6:1-2. We are not be conformed to worldliness which is sin. Read and study God’s Word, the Bible. It does not mean we are to dress in dark suits, wearing special garb and act strange. The point is to walk with Jesus. This is but one example of not conforming to the world. His movie the "The Passion of Christ" was wholly unbiblical. If all would separate from the vices and follies, the amusements and gaieties of the world, Christ would be glorified. He is the One in ultimate control of all. This bodily sacrifice is to be one that is "acceptable" to God. But Platt wonders, is it really that hard? Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. These things used in God's service were to be carefully kept clean and pure always and never allowed to be polluted or contaminated. God tell us in 1 Thessalonians 5:24 "Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it." 1 John 2:17 - And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for … Yet, they did not like it and criticized me. Therefore God's will involves if we are living today for the Lord the future will take care of itself. (127–128). It means the Christians is to devote his life vigorously and actively to the Lord. So then wouldn’t it be strange for us to look toward God with crossed arms and puckered lips? . We are to live so as to ascertain and do the will of God. We can rarely trace God’s working in our lives, for we are living by faith and not by sight. This means that we have to trust Him. A number of them claim they are Christians, and "born again." That’s where we’re headed in this post. “As followers of Jesus, our lives are subsumed in his life, and our ways are totally surrendered to his will” (128). No, it will not always turn out the way that we expect, but the Lord has far greater plans in mind for us than we could ever hope or imagine. It says this is to be a "living" sacrifice. We can choose to do things that will bring us more joy and give us more of a sense of purpose. Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 36 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. Bowing before statues, crossing ourselves, chanting ritualistic prayers, wearing robes, etc do not impress God and are not to be done in worship nor allowed to be practices in our lives. Of course that doesn’t mean our desires are always wrong, and sometimes what we long for in our hearts is right on par with what God wants for us. If God directs today, and tomorrow and the next day...on into the future...God will get us to where He wants us to be and will use us as He desires. Instead, his ultimate concern is that you and I would know him deeply as we trust him more completely. The Holy Spirit will lead us daily to accomplish what God wills for our lives. It says this absolute and complete giving of ourselves to the Lord is just "our reasonable service." We should not let ourselves or our children be taken up in every fad that comes our way. The revelation comes in an unexpected way – by showing you your mistakes, but because you are seeking to do God’s will, you use it to be transformed. 3. Things come our way sometimes because we made them come our way. It is this that is God’s will for us and His plan for our lives: that we to learn humility, that we learn how to live as a disciple. We are then transformed into being … Many churches today are using what is termed "Contemporary Services" which is only a phrase that tries to hide the fact they are conforming to the ways of the world. . 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