Walking In the Will of God

FOLLOWING THE MASTER – A Lenten Devotional

2nd Day of Lent

February 11, 2016

WALKING IN THE WILL OF GOD

8 Copyright 2016 Monica Hernandez, Ph.D.

"Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God…” (Psalm 143:10).

Every obedient follower of the Master, when praying and making choices, and decisions, is concerned about walking in the will of God and often concludes his or her prayers with these words: "...if it be thy will..."

This shows a reverence for God and His sovereignty, yet we need not pray: "...if it be thy will..." in a sense of timidity, doubt and speculation, because whatever good desires are in our hearts are really God's desires for us.

What really is the will of God? How can we know God’s will? The will of God for His children is always good. And as we pray, trust and wait in faith we will see God’s will reveal itself in our lives. In the Book of Jeremiah, God tells us: "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you...thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end."

While we may doubt the will of God and think He is not answering our prayers in the way we would like, and as quickly as we would like, He is preparing us for the fulfillment of our prayers: the expected end, or the manifestation we seek. And though it may not come in the way we think it should, when we trust God with our lives, we know that “all things work together for good to them that love God…”

Thus we can be sure He will always adjust our expected end to whatever is best for us.

The most effective way to pray and walk in God's will is to pray in the dominance of the Holy Spirit. We do this by calling forth the presence of the Spirit of God as we begin our prayer time and directing our prayers to Him.

When we pray in the dominance of the Holy Spirit we can rest assured that whatever happens or however our prayers are answered will be the best outcome for our lives. We need never become frustrated by the seeming setbacks, challenges and difficulties; we can trust that the goodness of God is at work.

Are you concerned about the will of God regarding those issues you are praying about? Just take them to the Lord in prayer, trust Him, then let go and let Him perform His perfect will in its manifestation.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

God is the Giver of every good and perfect gift.

SUGGESTED READINGS:
Jeremiah 29:11-13; Psalm 143:10; Rom. 8:28.

PRAYER: AHeavenly Father, teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God. Help me to be patient and trust you with my life. Amen@