What is God's Will in This?
I had the incredible honor to read a classic book from the 70s yesterday. This book is titled “Affirming the Will of God” by Paul E. Little. All of us at one point in our lives have really struggled with knowing the will of God for our path, for our choices. Mr. Little made it easier to understand how we can discern the will of God. This really resonated with me, and I hope it will for you too. There are four checkpoints to knowing the will of God for us. This week let’s look at #1.
1. The Principles taught in the Word of God are our foundational base for determining God’s will.
The key here is knowing what the Bible says.
The Bible, the inspired written Word of God is 1500 pages of our Heavenly Father’s directions, principles, examples and encouragement for our lives. Read it and know it so that understanding God’s Will comes more easily. For Example: If the Bible speaks against something specifically, then don’t bother asking God if He has changed His mind on the matter. Questions like: Is it okay if I as a Christ Follower marry a non-Christ Follower. Scripture makes it clear – No is the answer.
It is not His will to go against what His Word says. Ever.
If the Bible endorses something, then you know God is in favor of it. For instance: helping the poor, being generous, loving our neighbor with unconditional love…
How does this apply to my workplace? Whatever that workplace may be? The Bible is full of practical examples and principles for business. Read it and let your mind expand to understand God’s desire for you to impact those you work near.
Are you reading the Bible? How can you know the Will of God if you are not reading His word? You can start today. I recommend a Life Application Study Bible. The study notes at the bottom of each page help you to understand and apply the scriptures to your life.
Next week: Knowing God’s will: #2 God guides and directs us through circumstances.
About the Author, Jim Brangenberg
Jim's Mission: To transform Christian-run businesses through mentoring Christian Business Owners (CBOs) by incorporating the servant leadership of Jesus Christ in their businesses, their home life and their walk with Christ.