Devotionals


#60 Filled with the Knowledge of His Will


Paul prayed that the Colossians would “be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.” So it is possible to know God’s will on that level of richness and clarity! Colossians 1:9 NASB For this … Continue reading

#59 An Indwelling Gift of Obedience


Jesus’ relationship with the Father is my relationship with the Father. Jesus’ obedience is my obedience, all given as an indwelling gift.

#58 Walking Into God’s Heart


Obedience is walking with God right into His heart. His loves become your loves. His concerns appear in your own heart.

#57 Obedience: Our Response and Need


Obedience is not just a way to God (though it takes you to Him). It is our RESPONSE to knowing Him and our NEED to know more of Him.

#56 Only Obedience Focuses You


Only obedience removes you from the center of your universe to focus you on Another. Obedience focuses you on God’s rightful throne, where He can cover, enable, direct and bless your being.

#55 You Obey What You Worship


You obey what you worship and what you worship is what your heart really loves. Anything less than radical obedience to God the Father is narcissism: the love and worship of self. Ephesians 6:6 “…doing the will of God from … Continue reading

#54 Obedience is Health and Wholeness


Obedience is health because it produces harmony, peace, and order in your soul and that brings wholeness to body, mind, heart, and spirit. And He said, “If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the Lord your God, … Continue reading

#53 We Must Be Doers of the Word


To resist practical obedience and pursue disobedience is to go mad, in one form or another. But be doers of the Word [obey the message] and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the … Continue reading

#52 Breathtaking Adventure


Inside our Precious Father’s loving limitation is the arrangement for all: our entire protection, our spiritual expansion, and – once He can trust you to always obey – a breathtaking adventure.

#51 The Inborn Dreams of Your Heart


God broods over you in the unlimited imagination of His loving designs, all of which are prepared to give you your inborn dreams, once His own are satisfied.

#50 The Other Side of Your Deadly Cross


On the other side of your deadly cross (which reduces you back to a truth-full-child) is a spiritual wonderland: heaven’s kingdom brought to earth.

#49 The Splendid Circle of God’s Will


We see God’s will as restrictive. Such a lie was suggested to Eve in the garden and so she left God’s splendid circle for the misery of her own will. The real will of God is His delighted secret, full … Continue reading

#48 Free of All Restraints in God’s Will


When you confine yourself to the boundaries of God’s will, He transcends the very limits He has set for you and you live in another realm, free of all restraints.

#47 Chosen for Your Generation


You are chosen to be inside the measureless plans of God for your generation. No matter how ordinary or how influential your life, you are destined to affect the world NOW, simply by the power of God’s will joyfully within … Continue reading

#46 God is GOD


God’s purpose is unstoppable. With or without us, He will have His intention. God is GOD. He ever moves on. We may join and be a part of His transcendent drama…or not. “No purpose of Yours can be thwarted” (Job … Continue reading

#45 Inside the Perimeter of God’s Will


Inside the perimeter of God’s will dwells God’s power, grace, provision and presence. His riches are confined to the place of His specific purpose for us. Outside that generous boundary is poverty on every level.

#44 God’s Will is a Person


God’s will is not a project. His will is a Person: Christ Jesus. God’s purpose for us is found in, fulfilled in, performed in the Son of God, our precious Jesus.

#43 The Motive of God’s Will


The motive of God’s will is love and the intention of His whole plan is kindness, so His will cannot be anything but liberating and wonderful. (“In love He predestined us…” Eph. 1:4-5) But the Adam in us suspects His … Continue reading

#42 His Entire Satisfaction


God’s will is to give us “every spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” God’s will is to present us “holy and blameless before Him” (Ephesians 1:3-4). God’s will is our whole salvation, our complete fulfillment, and His entire … Continue reading

#41 Earnestly Seeking the Will of God


Like any treasure, the will of God must be earnestly sought and prayed for fervently.