Thought for the day #270
KNOWING HIS WILL
Romans 12:2 (New American Standard Bible)
2And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
Every believer faces situations that are beyond understanding. At such times, we should go to the Lord and seek his will for any given problem.
Knowing that, you have probably asked many times; "What is your will, Lord? What shall I do now? Is this the solution?"
Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to guide and direct our lives and to lead us into all truth. It is His responsibility to give us proper insight that we might make the right decisions.
While most believers know the promises of God, they completely forget the conditions required of them, that they might receive those promises.
We are instructed to renew our minds by refusing to conform to the world. This may seem complicated but it is really very simple.
When we keep intimate fellowship with Jesus, we are always in his presence. When we are close to him we do not yield ourselves to the ways of the world and its sinful nature. Rather, we walk in the statues of God.
This close communion with Him causes us to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit's instruction. We are in a position to hear it, and understand it.
Awareness of our Heavenly Father's presence keeps our mind renewed and sensitive to his direction. He will guide us in every decision we need to make and give us wisdom about how to do it.
The secret of knowing God's will is found in the ability to keep our mind renewed and sensitive to his guiding Spirit. God's way is always better than ours.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, I often become confused because of my worldly thinking. I forget how great you are. I find myself thinking in the limitations of my ability, instead of yours. Please forgive me. I want to keep my mind refreshed and renewed that I might know your will more perfectly. Help me to constantly abide in your presence. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord and Redeemer. Amen.