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Ephesians 5:17 (NASB)
So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
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No one wants to be foolish; we all want to make the wisest decisions possible. As Christians, we are to be like Christ. Therefore, we should always think, act and talk in accordance to the will of God.
When we act foolish, we are not only hurting our testimony for Jesus, but we may actually be pushing nonbelievers away from His saving grace.
says that if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things have passed away; and new things have come. Once we are saved we have the Holy Spirit living inside us (1 Corinthians 3:16). This means we have access not only to God’s Spirit, but to His wisdom as well. The Bible tells us not to lean on our own understanding, but in all that we do acknowledge Him, and He will make our paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Before we can understand what the will of the Lord is, we must acknowledge Him. To acknowledge Him means to invite Him into our everyday life. It means knowing that God wants to be part of everything we do and inviting Him to join us in all that we think, say and do.
Truly understanding what God’s will for our lives starts with us giving up foolish thoughts and behaviors and spending more time with Him learning His thoughts and His desires. To do this, we must spend quality time with Him by praying, reading our Bible and meditating.
Prayer is a conversation with God. It means besides talking to him, we also must listen to His response. Many times, we treat prayer as a way for us to place our order for what we want and then move on with our life, never listening for God’s answer or if it is even His will for us. As we spend more and more time in prayer, we not only begin to hear God’s response, but we also start praying for what God’s will is for us.
The Bible is our “how-to Book” for life and contains all the answers to God’s will for us. As we grow, the scriptures begin to take on deeper meanings, we gain God’s insights and start seeing them from His point of view. They become so much more personal, and it’s at this point when we start hearing God speak directly to us.
Praying and reading the Bible is awesome, but if we are not meditating during prayer and while reading His word, we are missing out on the most intimate part of His relationship with us. It is while we are quiet, thinking about what we have prayed or what we have read that the Holy Spirit begins to minister to us. He begins to lead and guide us; He begins to speak to us.
Colossians 2:3 says that in Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. So it only makes sense for us to pray, read His word and then get quiet and still, listening for His reply.
Being a Christian is a journey of continually learning and growing in Him. Study and meditate on Ephesians 5:17 to learn God’s will for you.
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