KNOWING GOD’S WILL- TODAY, TOMORROW AND EVERYDAY FOR YOU!  – {Part 1}

“IN Everything Give THANKS for This IS THE WILL OF GOD FOR YOU In Christ Jesus.”- {1 Thess 5:18}. God’s Revealed will FROM THIS verse for you and me is ? This verse Teaches us , GOD ..HAS… A…WILL!  God Has a REVEALED WILL! GOD WANTS US TO KNOW His Will and DO His Will, How do we know? The Verse says, says “THIS… IS… THE WILL OF GOD…FOR YOU…” There it is!! It is Objective truth, not based on ever changing “feelings” but on the truth of God’s WORD! You can “feel” different each day but when you go back to His Word it has not changed. It is the same today, tomorrow as it was when it was written, “THIS IS…THE WILL OF GOD FOR YOU…” He has REVEALED His will for us “in Christ” in His WORD! It is a settled issue from God! And He has revealed it in His Word…for you…for me!

A NEW HABIT TO ADOPT – It’s one thing to KNOW His Will from this verse it is another thing Choosing to DO His Will.
Note; “Give Thanks” is not a one time thing, but grammatically it is present imperative which means – make this the HABIT of your life, be habitually a thankful individual. In order to do this you have to …THINK… and Thank Him.

“GUESSING” ABOUT GOD’s WILL – So often we get bogged down mentally, exhausted emotionally trying to figure out God’s will for us and we miss the point of DOING His revealed Will for us NOW. It is as though “GIVING THANKS,” is not relevant, it is a minor issue even an intrusion, an irritation, while we are trying to figure out the “bigger” issues of our lives. We lose sight of Him and His revealed will!! It is as though we are crying out,” Lord show me Your Will,” And what He has shown us we choose not to do! Why not? One reason is perhaps we do not value it. Because we do not value Him! If he says we need to do it as it is so important to Him that He has it in His Word and even our praying is to incorporate “giving thanks” as it is an anxiety buster-{Read Phil 4:6-7} and the way we stay alert in our praying is  through the “giving of thanks”-{Read Col 4:2}. We do so by faith because He tells us to, He is worthy of our thanksgiving and has revealed “This IS the WILL OF GOD FOR YOU, in Christ.” He takes the “guessing” out of it. DO HIS WILL- Give Thanks… Continually! You and I don’t have to guess “Is this God’s will? Do I need to? Is it an appropriate time?” God has spoken, in His Word and revealed His Will, and part of it is Be a Continual Giver of Thanks!! Practice, practice, practice, consciously choosing to give God thanks!

” HIDE AND SEEK!” – …Some people ask “are you in the will of God?” And it can set off a frantic search for His Will, like playing a Game of “hide and seek,” when w need not be but can be assured from His Word we are DOING HIS WILL for our lives when we…choose to continually GIVE THANKS

Concentrate on what you KNOW to be His Revealed Will…DO THAT.

THE MOTIVATION -… for Choosing to DO His revealed will is LOVE FOR HIM! “The one having My commandments and keeping them, he is the one LOVING ME.”-{John 14:21}

PRACTICE DOING -“…THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD FOR YOU…” from this verse today! “…In Everything GIVE THANKS…” talk to yourself, even if at times you don’t “feel,” like it. Go ahead and do it, …It’s a LOVE ISSUE.

PRAY- Ask Him to remind you of Himself and reasons to Thank Him and Help you recall reasons to GIVE Him thanks… for example GIVE HIM THANKS… He has REVEALED HIS WILL FOR YOU IN HIS WORD FOR YOU THAT “In Everything GIVE THANKS, for this IS the WILL OF GOD for You In Christ Jesus.” As you read His Word, look for reasons from the passage to Give Him Thanks…:) Grow in Gratitude to the Father for your salvation is one evidence of spiritual growth according to Col 1:9-14. THINK… TRUST.. GIVE THANKS “For this IS THE WILL OF GOD FOR YOU, in Christ..” Himself and His Word as “fuel” for the fire of faith and thanksgiving!

DO HIS WILL -Stop. and choose Now to begin the Giving of thanks to Him … and as you do, KNOW you are DOING HIS Revealed Will and LOVE for Him who first loved you, the Motivation. How can you show Him love today? By Choosing to Give Him Thanks! 🙂

Why would the evil one tempt you with thoughts that Giving God thanks is a waste of time, so ignore it, don’t do it? Because…

GIVING CONTINUAL THANKS TO GOD … “THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD.” -{1 Thess 5:18}

GIVING THANKS TO GOD…GLORIFIES GOD – {Luke 17:15-18 NASB}

GIVING THANKS TO GOD…IS EXPRESSING LOVE TO GOD. -{John 14:21}

GIVING CONTINUAL THANKS  TO GOD…IS AN EVIDENCE OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH – { Col 1:9, 12}

KNOW when you give thanks to God the above four are taking place in your life!

Please feel free to pass on to encourage another to Develop and Display His Revealed will TODAY, TOMORROW AND EVERYDAY for them “In Christ”….”This IS the Will Of God for YOU…”  Now, what can you choose to give thanks to Him for  this moment?