God’s Will for You This New Year
Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
This New Year has approached so quickly and some of us are most likely still reminiscent of all this past year’s pleasures, as well as it’s disappointments. A few are anticipating what great things God will do in our lives and others are fearful and apprehensive about the will of God for them. In order for Christians to know and do the Lord’s will, they need to understand we are all admonished to give praise and honor to God as true worshippers of Christ. We are to submit ourselves to God as a living and holy sacrifice which is acceptable to God as our spiritual service to Him.
In Romans 12:2, God asks us to prove, test, or discern what the will of God is for us. If we carefully evaluate Scripture, we can see we are to examine ourselves and trust the working of the Holy Spirit in us for direction. God’s Word is an excellent guide in the everyday decisions of life. There are specific examples of the will of God given in Scripture such as, I Thessalonians 4:3, “abstain from fornication” and 1 Peter 2:15 NASB states, “For such is the will of God, that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.”
It is important for us to be cautious about the decisions we make because they can cause severe consequences in our lives. God can and does work in matters that seem unimportant to us at the time, but this is where we must trust God at His Word and walk daily in the Scriptures. As you contemplate what the will of God is for your life, remember to thank Christ for all He has done for you this past year and give Him honor due His name.
Lord, may this new year be the very best year of my life as I trust You in Your unsearchable wisdom and unfathomable love for me.