Matthew 6:10 (NKJV) "Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven."
"O how many lose the richest blessings that God has in store for them in health and spiritual endowments! There are many souls who wrestle for special victories and special blessings that they may do some great thing. To this end they are always feeling that they must make an agonizing struggle in prayer and tears. When these persons search the Scriptures with prayer to know the expressed will of God and then do His will from the heart, without one reservation or self-indulgence, they will find rest. All the agonizing, all the tears and struggles will not bring them the blessing they long for. Self must be entirely surrendered. They must do the work that presents itself, appropriating the abundance of the grace of God which is promised to all who ask in faith."
Learning how to determine God's will—God's divine guidance—is one of the more important lessons in obtaining answers to prayer and experiencing God's blessings in the Christian life. Over the past ten years I have studied much on the subject and led many sessions on this important topic. During that time I have learned that God has a plan for each one of our lives, is willing to communicate that plan, is willing to help us achieve that plan and will help us to accordingly experience wonderful blessings that result from following God's plan. However, I have also learned that many do not feel they know how to ascertain God's plan for their lives. Accordingly, this will be an important and instructive section of the discipleheart.com website.
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"Had the people, when brought into trial, trusted in God, the Captain of the Lord’s host would have led them through Edom, and the fear of them would have rested upon the inhabitants of the land, so that, instead of manifesting hostility, they would have shown them favor. But the Israelites did not act promptly upon God’s word, and while they were complaining and murmuring, the golden opportunity passed." (Read the rest of the excerpt on the journey around Edom.)
There are many questions regarding how to determine and live out God's will. Here we will try to answer them. This is a work in progress.
"God's will" and the "will of God" are only two of the many words that can be used to learn more about discovering and doing God's will.