When we do not follow the will of God for our lives, we pay a heavy price and face negative consequences. Often these consequences are life altering. But how do we know the will of God?
The Law of God + The Will of God = Peace With God
Psalm 40:8 – “I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”
The law of God is the Word of God. We must spend time reading the Word, the Holy Bible. I suggest beginning with the Psalms and Proverbs. Read Psalm 1 and Proverbs 1 the first day and then go in order for the next 30. Do this for three months. Each day this will take you about 15 minutes. Then take about another 5 minutes and mediate on what you have read.
The Word of God is also the Rhema, spoken Word, of the Lord which comes to us by the Holy Spirit. It is important to pause and allow the Spirit of God to speak to us. Just remember that the Rhema Word will ALWAYS be confirmed by the written Word.
Another words, if you are mediating and the thought for another woman’s husband comes to your mind, you know that is not the Spirit of God because the Word of God says you can’t have someone else’s husband! You get the point!! So reading the Word of God and meditating on it is very important to knowing the Will of God.
The general will of God is clearly specified in the Word of God for us. But how to know the specific will of God?The Bible doesn’t tell us what career to choose, who we are to marry or how many children to have. These things can be revealed to us only when we are following what is already revealed in the written Word of God– i.e. the general will of God.
So, how do we find the specific will of God?
By seeking God through prayer, the Word, the counsel of Godly people and then be lead by PEACE!! Allow the peace of God in our hearts to be the umpire so that we can know the will of God for our lives.