God’s Will

 

The phrase “God’s will” is an elusive one, at best. How do we find it? How do we walk in it? It’s not like the Lord gives us a detailed blueprint or map for every second of our lives. I don’t know about you, but some days, I think that would be easier. But if He did do that-there would be no room for blind faith in Him, & we’d run screaming in the other direction.

I think in every season of life, there is a struggle with contentment. For me, it’s contentment with where I’m at, rather than striving for the next big thing. For those that are married, it may be a forever home, a baby, moving closer to family, or any number of things. Contentment is not a switch we can flip on & off at will, however I will say this-we pray for a stronger faith, & I believe the Lord tests that prayer.

Laugh if you want, but I feel that God lovingly tests my heart with my own words. There have been more blog posts than not where, after I hit “Publish”, my heart is tested by the gentlest, yet pointed whisper of His still, small voice. Contentment is a big one, for me. Another elusive phrase-but it actually goes hand in hand with God’s will. 

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV

How often do we breeze by this verse, reminded to count our blessings, keep an active prayer life & be happy? It’s so much more than that-one mere facet of the mystery of God’s character & love for us. My word for 2014 is Abide; I pray for those qualities in the above verse to be cultivated … & sure enough, life knocks me on my behind at times right after I say “Amen”.

But God is faithful. Unchanging. Ever constant. My rock & my salvation. Nothing comes to me-even the things that knock me on my rear-except through God’s sovereign will.

How are you striving to grow in contentment-& joy in the journey-this year?
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Meghan About Meghan

I am a twenty year-old proud homeschool graduate, & aspiring author of inspirational historical fiction. My days are colored with the crazy, lovely, laughable, lessons-learned, & lovable between my awesome family, full time "day job" of medical receptionist that pays the bills...but most of all, my days are painted in grace unending, vast & free. This season of life where I'm at--I don't have a clue! But I am above all striving to live a life pleasing to my Sovereign Father God. Resting in His will, yet holding on tightly to His hand & daring to move on His path set before me.

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