Posted by: bshelley | August 12, 2009

Know God’s Will

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Today’s Verse: Ephesians 5:17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. NASB

Do you want to know God’s will? Do you know God’s will? After reading today’s verse, you might have a bit more consternation concerning a quick answer, right? Who wants to be a fool? If you are not quite sure if you have a firm grip on God’s will, this can leave you in a bit of a conundrum. If we admit we do not know God’s will, we are said to be foolish. If we ignore the subject, we don’t fare any better for sure. Fortunately, God has revealed His will in His word and it is always at the ready to be queried. We can pause at any time and open up the Bible and read God’s will for our lives. For example, let’s just look at the “big two”. God’s two eternal purposes supersede all else and would lead us to a life lived in His will. First is that all might be saved. That is reconciled back to Him after having severed that relationship when we sinned. See 1 Timothy 2:3-4; 2 Peter 3:9. Secondly, once saved we are to grow ever more in Christ’s image. See Romans 8:29; Ephesians 5:1-2. The reading of the word is much more pertinent to our lives when we understand that we are to see Jesus’ life and strive to live likewise. That is God’s will. Therefore, do not be foolish.

May God bless your heart as you seek His.

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  1. I love this verse so much.. This is a could message for a bible study πŸ™‚ Especially for christians in the church who simply attend the church and not serve the ministry… πŸ™‚

    Anyways, just to add up, the best thing to do is ofcourse to read the bible for us to know the will of God πŸ™‚

  2. You have such a great way with presenting the Word!

    I used to be spadinofamily now centralityofthegospel

    http://centralityofthegospel.wordpress.com/2009/08/09/living-in-the-truth-of-the-gospel/

  3. http://centralityofthegospel.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/the-elca-luther-church-allows-homesoxual-clergy/

  4. now that’s amazing! Clearly it’s only the Bible that gives us clear meaing on God’s perfect, pleasing and good will!

    blessings to you!

  5. Bryan, you are such a great servant for the Lord! I pray for a total healing from God on your body.

    You are never alone for my heart and prayers are with you. May God bless you.

  6. BRYAN, YOU ARE GONE FROM THIS EARTH BUT WILL N OT BE FORGOTTEN. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE PARTY IN HEAVEN WHEN YOUR SAVIOR BROUGHT YOU HOME! WE LOVE YOU BRYAN AND WILL HONOR YOU BY PRAYING FOR YOUR WIFE AND FAMILY DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. YOU WERE TRULY A MAN OF GOD WHO HUMBLY SOUGHT THE HEART OF GOD!

    I MISS YOU!

  7. I miss you, Bryan. *tears* You were such an inspiration to me and so many others. I pray that God is protecting your family.

  8. It’s been a long time, Bryan, since you left to be with Christ. I pray for your family to be well and protected. May God meet them in every need. You are missed, my brother.


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