MFM Daily Devotional October 27 2022
THEME: How To Find The Will Of God (I)
SCRIPTURE: “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” – Matthew 7:21
Finding and doing the will of God should be the goal of every Christian. This is because doing and staying in the will of God is what separates believers from unbelievers as well as heaven bound individuals from the hell-bound ones.
The Bible paints a good picture of what the will of God is in Matthew 26:39. As Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, He cried to the Father to take the cup from Him. He, however, added, “Not my will but Your will be done, Father.” The will of the Father was that Jesus should die so that mankind would be saved from sin and its consequences. Therefore, the will of God is the sovereign plan of God that will happen in the coming hours.
In Matthew 12:50, Jesus said that whoever does the will of His Father is His brother or His sister. Why is it important that you find and do the will of God? The Bible provides some answers to the question. Matthew 7:21 says, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” Since the ultimate goal of every Christian pilgrim is to make heaven, it is important to find the will and do the will of God at all times. The Bible provides another reason in 1 John 2:17, “And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” Here, Apostle John reveals that a natural outcome of salvation is receiving the grace and power to do the will of God (Ephesians 2:10). He also means that while other earthly things will perish one day, a believer who does the will of God and lives in constant fellowship with Him will go on forever.
How can you do the will of God? First, in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Apostle Paul counselled that the will of God is that we thank Him all the time and for all things. Second, he added that we hold our bodies, souls and spirits in sanctification and abstain from fornication (1 Thessalonians 4:3). Beloved, are you doing God’s will?
- Father, help me to always seek and do Your will, not mine, in the name of Jesus.
- The grace to become more intimate with God, come upon my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, let Your glorious will be fulfilled in my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Spirit of disobedience, I am not your candidate, get out of my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, I thank You for saving me and giving me the grace to know Your will, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, thank You for the security and preservation that are mine for doing Your will, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, I thank You for making me a heaven-bound Christian, in the name of Jesus.