August 6, 2013

Do God’s Will

Written by Boyd Bailey

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- August 6, 2013

You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. Hebrews 10:36

The fortitude to press forward in the face of resistance is the mark of a steady saint. God’s will is momentarily celebrated on the mountain top, but most of the time is lived climbing a rocky face or regaining balance along a slippery slope. Traversing up or down requires perseverance. Yes, it’s reassuring to walk with someone who has plodded along a similar path. They know when to go boldly and when to wait patiently. God’s will normally works out in a round about way.

What is the will of God for you right now? You can’t go wrong doing the next right thing. Don’t be overwhelmed with what needs to happen six months from now, rather focus on living today to its fullest. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with faith and wisdom for today. Daily obedience leads to weekly goals, leading to monthly objectives, leading to quarterly milestones and finally leading to annual accomplishments. Doing God’s will today leads to doing God’s will tomorrow.

And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. Romans 8:27

For example, if you are a husband or wife begin each day praying for your spouse to feel loved by their Heavenly Father and loved by you. If you are a parent pray the same for your child. If you are single ask the Lord to give you a singular focus to trust and obey. Stay pure by being washed daily with the cleansing power of prayer and God’s word. If you are a supervisor at work ask those you serve how you can help them. God’s will is fully obeying Christ’s commands.

Your Heavenly Father sympathizes with your tension over two conflicting options. He wants you to use this test to lean into His heart and mind. Maybe there is a third option He wants you to discover through the wise counsel of a trusted confidant. Make sure your motivation is not to run away from a problem or conflict, but to persevere as the Holy Spirit reveals what to do next. As you wait out an uncomfortable circumstance the reward of God’s promise awaits you. You do God’s will by doing the next right thing. Walk close with Christ and He will lead you in His will!

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Prayer: Heavenly Father, lead me with thanksgiving into the next steps in Your will.

Related Readings: Proverbs 20:7; Mark 3:35; Romans 1:10; Ephesians 1:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4

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  1. La Shaun says:

    Wow thanks for today message & please continue this journey & saving souls. Love

  2. Alethia B says:

    I’m constantly blessed by this devotional, I’ve been faithful in reading it daily since July 16th (my birthday). Although I don’t have the means right now to send donations I make sure that I post something from the devotional on my Facebook page and add a like for the devotional. Keep up the great work of obedience, you are a blessing! (p.s. some of the scriptures, like the one you gave from Thessalonians, don’t match up with the King James version; is there any way I can get the corresponding scripture)? Thanx!

  3. phebean abraham says:

    i love the part one of the seeking daily the heart of god, it strengthens my faith. i have never read a book that is spitituual . it touches every area of human life

  4. Leticia says:

    Mr. Bailey, I just want to thank you for your work. Your daily devotionals have helped me so much. So many times I am struggling with one issue or another and your devotional will speak straight to my heart, soul and mind and give me the answers I am desperately searching for. You are a wonderful blessing in my life as well as many others.

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