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Seeking the Will of God

Romans 12:2

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will.

20140530-104833-38913743.jpgHave you tried to figure out the will of God in your life? Several people have presented themselves as seeking God’s will over the years when I ask – has anyone here ever wondered or asked why they were here. Figuring out God’s will for our lives is of utmost importance I believe.

Recently I asked the Administrative Board of our church – why are we hear – why did we decide to stay on Main Street rather than go out-of-town? The answer is starting to come in – and it is very interesting – ask me what I am hearing if you’re interested.

Most of you know that one of my favorite passages in the Bible is today’s passage – Romans 12:2 – Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will.

It clearly states that if we put more of God into our lives and less of self and/or the world – we will be able to see more clearly the will of God in our lives.

John’s gospel recorded John the Baptist saying the same thing in a different way. John 3:30 – He must become greater; I must become less.

Practically speaking – spending more time in worship – in study of the Bible – in prayer – in conversations about God – in listening to Christian music – in serving others for Christ’s sake – will translate into a clearer understand of what God wants in our lives. Do you agree?

Are we (you) seeking the will of God for our (your) life?  Are we seeking God’s will for our local church?  For our denomination?  For the Body of Christ?

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

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October 27, 2014 - Posted by | Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, From the Pastor, Holy Spirit, Leadership, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , ,

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