October 13 Seeking God’s Will

Scripture reading: John 16:7–15

Key verse: John 16:13

When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

Former pastor Henry Blackaby is helping countless Christians answer their questions in seeking the will of God. In his popular book Experiencing God, Blackaby says we should not ask, “What is God’s will for my life?” Rather, we should ask, “What is God’s will?”

Right now God is working all around you and in your life. One of the greatest tragedies among God’s people is that, while they have a deep longing to experience God, they are experiencing God day after day but do not know how to recognize Him.

Blackaby writes,

The Holy Spirit and the Word of God will instruct you and help you know when and where God is working. Once you know where He is working, you will adjust your life to join Him where He is working.

You will experience His accomplishing His activity through your life. When you enter this kind of intimate love relationship with God, you will know and do the will of God and experience Him in ways you have never known Him before. I cannot accomplish that goal in your life. Only God can bring you into that kind of relationship.

The relationship comes first. If you have received no clear direction about how to serve the Lord, perhaps it is time to deepen your fellowship with Jesus. The Christian life is a marathon that begins with a walk.

Dear heavenly Father, strengthen my relationship with You. I want to experience You in ways I have never known before.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 300). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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