LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF LUKE 22:42(Amp)
“Father, if You are willing, remove this cup [of divine wrath] from Me; yet not My will, but [always] Yours be done.”
10 KEYS - KNOWING THE MYSTERY OF HIS WILL (PART 1)
1.Love - The very first step to knowing God's will is obeying the first commandment in scripture . Jesus said love God with all your heart , all your soul and mind and the second commandment is love your neighbor as yourself .(Matt 22:37) So the first key to knowing His will is "LOVE" .Love is greatest gift in scripture and is a force .love is the nature of God in a man . you cannot have His nature inside of you without knowing His will.When love is at work , you will break the defense of even your hardest enemy . Why? Love never fails .Love will do what God says , regardless of how you feel . 1 Cor 13:4 (Amp)" Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant. It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured."
2.Patience - you can never know His will , when you are always impatient . Why? impatience is simply your emotions going ahead of His will . And once you are impatient , His will cannot be achieved , because you are already on the wrong lane . Luke 21:19 (BSB)"By your patient endurance, you will gain your souls." have control over your emotions.
3.Prayer - Prayer is a master key to knowing God's will . Why? When you pray , you are in direct communication with the Master and God speaks . When you talk to Him , He responds back via His word . Amen.Isaiah 65:24(NLT)" I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!"
4.Emotions - you can never use your emotions to interpret God's will . It has nothing to do with how you feel,but what God says and whatever He says , He is always right , regardless of how you feel .He is called the God of TRUTH not Facts. Psalm 31:5"into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth."
5.The mystery of His love - Love is the ultimate force behind the mystery of His will .Love is the ultimate force that oils your faith to accomplish His will in the most difficult terrain .Gal 5:6 (Amp)" For [if we are] in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but only faith activated and expressed and working through love."
6.No to Envy - Envy is a will blocker . As a believer , when God is training you on how to discern His will in every situation , never fall for the spirit of envy . we are all running the same race , but different assignments .brother K's assignment might just be 2 years of preparation and the blessings will begin to flow , you cannot compare him to yours that is four years or even more . Here is the key - be patient and know that your reward is "sure" . Heb 10:35 (Amp)" Do not, therefore, fling away your [fearless] confidence, for it has a glorious and great reward."
7.Trials and temptations - You will be tried , you will be tempted etc. but hear what brother Paul said in the book of Acts 20:24" But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God." His faith in Christ was so hardened .It is in your trial , temptations etc . the secrets of His will is revealed to you . It is in your trial you grow spiritually and become more matured to discern and understand His will .David said it was from his afflictions he learnt his will .Psalm 119:71(NIV)"t was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees."
8.Avoid doubts - In knowing His will , there are many challenges that will come to test and try us , that initially you cannot understand it or even try to discern where it is coming from . but here is the simple key out - at such times in trying to know what His will is , you just need to trust Him and have absolute confidence in His word and what He has said . Heb 13:5b (Amp)"for He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!”9.Walking in love - at all times , will surely connect and put you in line with His will . you are able to discern and know at all times what His will is . For where God is there are no barriers . 2 Cor 3:17" Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty [emancipation from bondage, true freedom]."
10.Finally - A heart off gratitude . Even in the thickness of the storm , we try to maintain a heart of gratitude to God . Why? In conformity to His will , Him alone has the power to calm any storm in our lives . He can put an end to any war or challenge we face . Psalm 46:9 (NIV)"He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire.
Will quote :
"When you know His will , you become the master of the impossible". mine . Jesus said this in the book of John 14:12
Prayer : Father teach me your will in the name of Jesus , Amen.