Memorize: Jesus saith unto them, my meat is to do the will of him that sent me and finish his work. John 4:34
Devotional Reading: Matthew 29:16-30
Everyone has their personal objectives, visions, set goals and dreams, all of these are driven by the will of every individual. However, as believers; our will must be in accordance with the will of God for our lives. There are occasions when we desire to do a particular type of job, or set up a particular type of business, but it may not be the will of God for that person to do the job or the business. Doing the will of God means that person will not do the job or business, instead, you follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in the selection of your job or business. Doing the will of God is committing ourselves to pleasing God regardless of the situation or circumstances that surround us and being determined to live for His Glory. As believers, it is not optional for us to do the will of God, it is mandatory. There is safety in doing His will. Christians are expected to be devoted wholly and earnestly to God and fulfil the purposes for which He has called us. Doing the will of God should be the yearning desire of believers which makes them willing to pay all it costs to do the work of God perfectly. Desiring to do the will of God will lead to dedication which keeps a believer standing and willing to continue to do more when others get tired. Our Lord Jesus was dedicated to His course because he was determined to do the will of his father according to our memorize in John 4:34; so also were the prophets and apostles of old. You too must endeavour to do the will of God by being dedicated to Him.
March is our month of deeper consecration, doing the will of God will help us consecrate deeper unto God.
In 2 Corinthians 11:22-31 Paul shows practical example of what it can cost to do the will of God. Apostle Paul narrated his long and painful ordeal. He was beaten several times. He suffered shipwreck, imprisonments, perils, robbery, suffered accusation, etc. He submitted himself to these hardships for Christ’s sake and did not accuse God for his travail, rather he blessed the Lord, “Father of our Lord Jesus Christ which is blessed for ever more” 2 Corinthians. 11:31.
The more you are determined to do the will of God, the more the devil fights, attempting to discourage you. However; if you are willing and committed to pleasing God, then God gets committed to helping you, and attending your needs. No individual separating from the world for the things of God will meet disappointment. Doing the will of God calls for a high level of self-discipline. Let the things of God be your passion, pant after anything that God is doing, as a deer pants after water.
The things of God should come first in everything we do. If a need arises in our life that requires urgent attention and in the process a need arise in the things of God we should be willing voluntarily to first attend to the things of God, and shortly after that, God will make a way and attend to the need in our lives. This is one of the secrets to greatness and successes in life as a child of God. Your slogan should be “God First”
God has used this to promote many people to places they have not imagined they could get to in life. God makes a way for those who are faithful and committed to doing his will, even if it means breaking protocol.
Those that desire greatness should become more dedicated to the things of God. Do the will of God, let the business of God be your interest. Spend your time and resources on the things of God. Peter asked a profound question which some Christians are still asking today, “…behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?” then Jesus replied him “And everyone that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life” Matthew:19:27-29.
Prayer point: I pray that the spirit of dedication and doing the perfect will of God will rest upon you, so that you can receive worthy rewards both here on earth and in Heaven at last in Jesus name, Amen.
Key Dose: When you seek God and His kingdom first, all other good things on earth and in Heaven will be added unto you.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
In His Presence Christ Tabernacle