Desiring The Will Of God
That is a very important desire. God puts a desire for His will in us when He saves us. That desire or the lack of it is one fundamental difference between believers and unbelievers. For us believers, the level of desire for the will of God is a pretty good measure of our spiritual maturity. Our flesh always wants its own way but when we are filled with the Spirit we have a desire for His will. If you have no desire for the will of God how can you believe you are saved?
2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
One of the all things that become new is our will. Some of our will is changed instantly when we receive Christ and then our spiritual growth will be manifested in an increasing knowledge that His will is best and in an increasing desire for it.
Romans 12:1: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Ephesians 5:17: Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Ephesians 6:5: Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; 6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
Philippians 2:12: Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Matthew 6:10: Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
John 7:17: If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
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