WHAT IS GOD’S WILL?

B304F1D9-F07F-42D6-98C3-4A0EDD9BF8D9-1776-000001A410653F6BII CORINTHIANS 1:19-20: “For God’s Son, Jesus the Messiah, who was preached among you by us—by me, Silvanus, and Timothy—was not “Yes” and “No.” But with him it is always “Yes.” For all God’s promises are “Yes” in him. And so through him we can say “Amen,” to the glory of God.”

OBSERVATION: What is God’s will for my life? This is a question we wrestle with continually as we walk through life. However, I think we make this process more difficult than it should be. Why? – Because we focus more on the things we do not know, than the things that are clear and evident. When it comes to the promises of God – THE ANSWER IS ALWAYS – YES! If I begin with the answers that are already clear – the remaining questions come into focus.

  • Is it God’s will to save me?   YES! – II Peter 3:9
  • Is it God’s will that I live an abundant life?  YES! – John 10:10
  • Is it God’s will to give me wisdom?  YES! – James 1:5
  • Is it God’s will to give me joy?  YES! – John 15:11
  • Is it God’s will to give me peace?  YES! – John 16:33
  • Is it God’s will to deliver me from trials?  YES! – I Peter 5:6-11
  • Is it God’s will to comfort me during times of trial and suffering?  YES! – II Corinthians 1:3-4
  • Is it God’s will to provide my needs?  YES! – Philippians 4:19
  • Is it God’s will to heal me?  YES! – James 5:13-16

And to be honest – the list could go on, and on, and on, and on! ALL THE PROMISES OF GOD FIND THEIR “YES” AND THEIR “AMEN” IN CHRIST JESUS! His death and resurrection secured all that we will need in order to live our life with joy, peace, and confidence. And the gift of the Holy Spirit in our hearts is the guarantee that what He has begun – He will complete in our lives

  • “In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.” (Ephesians‬ ‭1:13-14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)
  • “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ…”‭ (‭Philippians‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)

Lord, thank you revealing Your Will so clearly and so powerfully for my life! As I wrestle with all the unknown questions of life – help me to do so with a heart of faith – resting in all the promises that You have already said YES to – through Jesus Christ my Lord!

In Jesus Name!

About Kirk's Devotional Journal

Kirk L. Zehnder is the Founder of Resurrection Christian Outreach. RCO is a ministry that promotes the growth and vitality of the local church through speaking engagements, seminars, various media tools, and written curriculum and books. This ministry was started over 35 years ago by Kirk as a means to strengthen the church that he was pastoring. It grew as Kirk began to share these tools with other churches. Today many of the materials are being used by local churches both nationally and internationally. Kirk's Devotional Journal is a result of struggling with Bible reading programs that never seemed to work. Kirk feels the Lord helped him discover an easy to follow program to Read, Reflect, Pray, and Journal through the Bible in one year. This program is called L.I.F.E. Unlike other programs there are no dates to follow. You can miss a day and still complete your reading. You never feel like the dates and verses you missed are chasing you. You are free to enjoy your daily Biblical journey and listen to the voice of The Lord. For more information on the L.I.F.E. plan, send an email to rcoutreach@aol.com. Kirk is also available for speaking engagements, seminars, and retreats. With over 40 years of professional business and pastoral ministry experience, Kirk brings a unique combination of practical wisdom, humor, and Biblical insight. If you would like Kirk to speak at your church, school, or ministry, please send an email to rcoutreach@aol.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your opportunity.
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