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The need to know and do the will of God (Mark 3:35)

Mark 3:35
“For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”

The real family of Jesus includes all who obey the “will” of God. By doing the will of God, we become His spiritual children and related to Christ. Often, you want to know what God’s will for your life is? Your starting point must always be the word of God and scripture is very clear.

God’s will for your life is your sanctification. 1 Thessalonians 4:3 says “For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honour, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you.”

Sanctification is the process through which we conform into the image of Christ so that we can express Christ through our life and experience His presence. The will of God is that you are made holy in your body, soul, and spirit. Allow Christ to remove anything in you that quenches the Spirit.

Doing the will of God must be as valuable to you as the food that you eat for your body. Food is an essential component for your body to function every day. Likewise, doing the will of God must be your spiritual food. In fact, Jesus, when He walked on this earth, spoke these words in John 4:34 “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.” May this be the same hunger that drives you.

Anyone who hungers and thirsts after Christ will be filled. Matthew 5:6 says “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Jesus must be the bread you seek. In John 6:48, Jesus says “I am the bread of life”. Hallelujah!

In closing, may your prayer be that of King David, saying in Psalm 143:10 “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!” When you pray such a prayer, then God will equip you with everything good that you may do His will and please Him to whom be all glory forever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13:20-21).

God bless.

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