Morning Devotion: Questions and Answers

Question: Is it possible to know God’s will for my life? Answer: Yes.

God’s will can always be found in God’s word, we simply have to read the bible.

God’s will can be decerned through other avenues as well. Remember that those avenues will always match God’s word.

The prerequisite to other avenues is always obedience to God’s written will. Did you read that, the prerequisite to other avenues of God’s will is obedience to God’s written will?

Those who decide to find answers in other areas will find it and will find it according their will if they are not in God’s will. For instance: a man who looks for trouble will find it.

Looking for God’s will must be preceded by an obedient believer in God’s written will. Their heart will yearn as in Acts 9:6  And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?

1.       Although there may be no specific scripture reference to your personal situation, there will be a biblical principle to follow. Isaiah 28:10  For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:  

Jesus saved me April 7, 1979 after returning from the middle east. Then I was smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. Then next weekend I went bowling with a friend we all called Korn. At the bowling alley I left my smokes in an ashtray. When I looked back at them, I knew I was to leave them there. I walked out never to smoke again. I knew it was wrong. No one told me they were wrong; I just knew I was a child of the king and God wanted me pure. I was a temple of the Lord and wanted to remain so.

1 Corinthians 3:16  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

1 Corinthians 6:19  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

Although the scripture does not mention smoking in particular the principle is still there. Keep the temple pure. This principle can be applied to many things in your life.

2.       Prayer is another way to understand the will of God. Many times, I have gone to prayer and God has answered my prayer on the spot.

James 1:5  If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Many times, I have gone to prayer and God has convicted me or challenged me or comforted me in the middle of prayer.

1 Peter 5:6  Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Christian author Paul Little explains it this way: “As we pray, God often gives us a conviction by the Holy Spirit which deepens, despite new information, to an increasing sense of rightness or oughtness about a course of action….”

Do you read the bible; do you pray?

One person asked, “What is more important, reading the bible or praying?” The other person answered, “What is more important, beathing in or breathing out?” Ergo they both are just as important in knowing God’s will.

If you are not reading God’s word and you are not praying, how will you know God’s will?

It begins with Jesus. The bible tells us the will of God is that every person should trust Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.

John 3:17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

John 6:40  And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Do you want to know the will of God? Go to Jesus first.

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook