“Grant what Thou commandest, and command what Thou dost desire.”

Posted By on Apr 11, 2016


John 7:1-19

“ Unless a man undertakes more than he can possibly do, he will never do all that he can. Henry Drummond

Do you know what God’s will is for you? No one area of one’s life appears as difficult as when it comes to how to know the will of God.

I suppose that no more than 3 out of ten people know God’s will for their life. People wander through the maze of man’s advice trying to sort through the maze of it all. One man says, if you do the best you can God will reveal his will to you. Another says if you join the right church you will learn what his will is for you. If you pray longer more fervently God will be forced to comply.

What is God’s will? Where can it be found? Can it ever be known entirely known. In one sense, God is eternal and all knowing, it may not be that a person can ever know all of the components of God’s will. In another sense, it is clear that what God’s will is for man is open and available through the Holy Spirit, and in yet another sense there are common components to God’s will that applies to everyone and other components that belong to others depending on that ‘other’s abilities, gifts, and the intent of God to bestow the knowledge of his will on those whom he will.

For example, Henry Drummond writes: “There is an experience which becomes more and more familiar to everyone who is trying to follow Christ — a feeling of the growing loneliness of his Christian life. It comes from a sense of the peculiarly personal interest which Christ takes in him, which sometimes seems so strong as almost to make him feel that his life is being detached from all the other lives around him, that it is being drawn out of the crowd of humanity, as if an unseen arm linked in his were taking him aside for a nearer intimacy and a deeper and more private fellowship.” If you are a Christian you will want to know God’s will for your life.

But even a lost person can know God’s will yet fail to comply to it. Everyone must fulfill at least one aspect of God’s will if he is to be saved — and “this is the will of God that you believe on him that sent me”, quoting Jesus Christ. You may began to know the will of God for your life when you believe on name of the Son of God.

Brother Bob