Working with the iPad.
Relying on a few notes as I am away from my desk and the opportunity to read Scripture as I write. Christians seem to be frequently wondering about the will of God. “Shall I do this or that? What is Your will for me?” We spend great amounts of time searching our heart and mind in prayer when looking for answers for “I and me.” Time that can be better spent.
The apostle Paul’s letter to the faithful Ephesians in Christ starts out by giving these saints plenty of reasons to praise “God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” He explained God’s will to them. Scripture is where God’s will is discovered. His will is about what He has done and will do.
God the Father has blessed us in the heavenly realms. EVERY spiritual blessing is ours and is found in Christ. Before the creation of the world, long before we were born, we were chosen to be holy and blameless in God’s sight. We are in Christ!
- Because God loves us, He long ago determined to adopt us as sons and daughters through Christ. God was pleased to do this. This is God’s will. ”To the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves.” (Ephesians 1::6) We have been redeemed.
Because of Christ shed blood we are forgiven of sins. The riches of His grace has been lavishly bestowed upon those whose life and hope are in Jesus. This is God’s will for us.
”With all wisdom and understanding, He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ, to put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment ….. to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.” (Ephesians 1:8-10)
When seeking to know the will of God start by praising Him for what He has already revealed, then ask one question. “What DID Jesus do?
Working off of notes from just the first 10 verses of Ephesians. I hope you’re encouraged to read more of God’s will for you.