Through our lives, we are given the option and choice of paths to follow. Many of these paths are ones that we take the pen and orchestrate, craft, or push to attempt to make what we would like to occur, but even the most thorough of plans often will fall apart, leaving you disappointed, frustrated, or desiring more than the life you have written. The alternative path is following the Will of the Lord. What this means is coming before the Lord and allowing Him to author your life, believing what He has in store is part of something far more significant than yourself, and there is goodness to experience. The question then arises, how can I know God’s Will for my life?
1. Get Your Heart Correct Before God
It is an honor to stand before the Lord in prayer. He is the Creator of all that is, all that was, and all that will be, and yet He still wants us. He still opens the door of invitation to us to come before Him and invites us to know Him through intimate relationship with Him. When we come before God, we must enter His presence with the respect and reverence He deserves. Hebrews 10:19-22 explains it as, “Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus…let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.” When we draw near to Him with genuine hearts, confess our sins, and earnestly desire to be with Him, then we can stand before Him to be in a place to receive understanding. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10), but fear in this context means holding Him in the honor that He is indeed the Highest God and that He is worthy of all praise and worthy of our obedience forward.
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