Topic: Ephesians 5:15 - 17
It's sad when believers claim the Lord's will is a mystery. In reality, the opposite is true. God is committed to making clear His plan for your life.
The primary source for God's revelation is His Word. Divine principles for a successful life are found in the Bible. So the more we make a habit of reading of it, the better equipped we are to honor God in our daily decisions.
Reading Scripture is part of sharing a good relationship with our heavenly Father. Too often, we want to flip open the book, find the answer for a problem we're facing, and move on. We pray with the same kind of self-centered urgency. Then, when God is silent, we wonder why.
Living in the Lord's will is about more than getting directions for a major decision. We always need to be asking, "God, what are You teaching me today, and what would You have me do with that knowledge?" The answer to those questions comes through meditation, an essential practice for the believer. We need to dwell on scripture and ask the Holy Spirit how it can be applied in our life.
By routinely living and making decisions according to God's principles, we walk in His will. Sometimes, we treat God like the clerk at an information desk. We want fast, easy answers to our big questions. And then, we'd like to be on our way. But that's not how the Lord works. If we want to be able to determine His will, we must be in the habit of seeking it.