Good Day! Be grateful that God doesn’t want to leave you or me the same as we came into this world! What He has planned is better than we could imagine for ourselves. We simply need to be obedient to His will and His way. Sharing with you this devotional from Minister Dracy Jenkins, our brother-in-Christ who writes for web-based Christian think tank, Freedom Squared. His devotional and their team member writings can be found on FreedomSquared.org. -Nicole
“Rejoice in knowing that you belong to God and that He is conforming you to the image of His Son. See every event of this day as part of that process. Yield to the Spirit’s prompting, and take heart that God will accomplish His will.” — John MacArthur
Romans 12:2 NLT Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Point 1: We are to rejoice because God’s Will for us is good, pleasing and perfect! Hallelujah!
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT 16 Always be joyful. 17 Never stop praying. 18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
Point 2: We are to be joyful and thankful in and through all things, because that is His Will for us.
Hebrews 10:10 NLT For God’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time.
Point 3: We are to live differently than what the world says is acceptable and politically correct. Because of Christ, we have been made holy and provided the righteousness of Christ. Which also is God’s Will for us. It is in and through the power of Christ that we’ll no longer have to conform and fit into the world’s decaying morals and values. We can remain above it because we have been called and empowered to. Hallelujah!
Hebrews 10:36 NLT 36 Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.
Point 4: Because it is God’s Will to deliver to us everything He promised in His Word, we are to patiently wait and endure the test and trials that come our way. Our reward for following Christ and surrendering all is already reserved for us. Its ours and cannot be taken away. We simply need to remain focused on Christ and all that His life and sacrifice on the cross has made available for us.
Father, we thank you that your Will be done. Nothing can stop it; nothing can change it. We are yours and you are ours. We praise your Holy name today and give thanks for Your Son and Your ever-present Spirit. Thank you for loving us so. It’s in Jesus name we pray and praise you, Amen.
-Minister Dracy Jenkins
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