Daily devotion

DISCERNING THE WILL OF GOD

August 07

Acts 21:1-14

Everyone wants to know the will of God for their lives. If we know Christ as Saviour and Lord, want to please Him in every aspect of life by making wise decisions in line with His will. As long as a believer acts within the moral will of God and follows the principles of biblical wisdom, he/she is free to decide whatever he/she wants. There is no simple, mechanical formula in Scripture for discerning God’s will in specific situations. If there were, we would probable just apply the formula without seeking God Himself. Rather, God primarily guides us through our relationship with Him, as we grow to understand His Word and learn to walk daily by His Holy Spirit.

Paul had long since done that, so that he could now say,”I am ready not only to be bound, but even to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. He did not ┬áconsider his own life of any account as dear to himself, in order that he might finish his course, and the ministry which he had received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God. We should try to discern the will of God through the guidance of Holy Spirit and achieve the goal set before us.

Written by Mugdha Sahu, India