Discovering the Will of God


What is God's Will?

Knowing God’s Will

Introduction

Many Christians would say that being in God’s will is an important aspect of living a faithful Christian life.

After all, what could be worse than being outside of God’s will, correct?

This concern for knowing God’s will expresses itself whenever we are in the midst of making a major decision.  This would include where to go to college, which career to focus upon, whom to marry, where to live, having children, and purchasing a home, to name a few examples.

What Is God’s Will For My Life?

In this Abundant Life Newsletter series I wanted to tackle this notion of discovering God’s will and perhaps challenge our understanding of this concept.

Part 1 – Misunderstood Notions About God’s Will

In this first post entitled “What is God’s Will For My Life?” we contend that the traditional approach to knowing God’s will is quite misguided. Discovering God’s will for our lives is not some big mystery or maze we have to struggle to discover.  Nor does it mean we can never make a wrong choice or trust our feelings.

Part 2 – “The Will of God” in the Bible

In our second post in our series entitled “What is God’s Will For My Life?”  we break down the usage of the phrases connected to the will of God within the Bible.  What we discover is quite surprising.

Part 3 – “God’s Will” in the New Testament

In our third post in our series entitled “What is God’s Will For My Life?” we look more closely at the usage of phrases connected to the will of God in the New Testament.  Here we begin to see that God’s will for our lives has to do with sanctification and holiness in the present than any future that needs to be discovered.

Part 4 – Making Decisions with Confidence

In our final post in our series entitled “What is God’s Will For My Life?” we lay down a set of principles that allow us to make decisions with confidence.