Understanding The Will Of God

Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. (Ephesians 5:17-21)

These verses begin with a statement by Paul that I’ve always found to be interesting. He told the Ephesians to not be “unwise” by not understanding what the will of God is. It seems that he was implying that a person who does not know the will of God is not wise!

It seems that the average person in church today does not have a clear understanding of the plan of God for their life. Taken with Paul’s statement, this would imply that the majority of Christians are not walking in God’s wisdom.

Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. (Ephesians 5:17)

Many people are running around looking for a preacher who can give them a ‘word’ that will provide them direction. God has given us His written Word in the Bible and His Holy Spirit has taken up residence in our spirits when we became a Christian. We need to spend time in prayer and given careful and considerate time with the Word.

The plan of God will be revealed to us we spend time waiting in God’s presence and meditating in His Word. When we step out into that plan He will anoint us.

We only need one Word from God. Jesus told Peter “come” and that one Word empowered Peter to walk on water! When we get a Word from God we will not have to ask Him to bless it! Everything will work out if we are stepping out on a Word received from Him.

I do not believe that it would be fair for God to have include a verse like Ephesians 5:17 if He made it difficult for us to discover His will. God is not unjust and we are able to find His plan!

God has a plan for each of our lives! He wants to reveal it to us and if we are not spending time seeking Him then we will not find that plan. His ability to work in our lives will be limited just as it was for Israel, until we are able to discover and step out into the place He has called us to walk.

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