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The Word for Today

by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘Whoever does the will of God lives forever.’ 1 John 2:17 NIV

The thing that should matter to you most is doing God’s will. And here is why: God’s will is the only thing that will last forever. God has a plan for your life, and that plan constitutes His will for you. So how can you know God’s will? Try to imagine these two things:

(1) A Polaroid picture. Remember those? They’re back again! You take the shot, and out pops a picture. At first, it isn’t clear, so you have to wait. But as you continue to wait, the picture becomes clearer. That’s like God’s will. ‘The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble. My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight; keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.’ (Proverbs 4:18-22 NIV)

(2) A scroll. If God showed you His entire will for your life at one time—you would be overwhelmed. But like unravelling an old-fashioned scroll, He reveals His will to you little by little as you become mature and able to handle it. And since it’s God’s will, you need His power to fulfil it. You also need the assurance of His presence with you. And He promises this in His Word: ‘Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.’ (Philippians 1:6 NIV)

SoulFood: 1 Chron 16:8–36 Heb 11:4–12:3 Ps 18:20–29 Pro 4:18

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright [cy]

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