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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Flying with Thursday's Word by Brenda Smith

Ashley Knedler

Do whatever it takes to follow God. Don't let what you want override what He wants. Believe in Him. He knows what is best. God had a plan for you before you were born. It is a wonderful plan better than anything you can imagine. Watch and see if His will isn't better than your will. When our wills merge with God’s will, blessings abound. It is precious to God that you desire to do His will.

Psalm 139:16-17 (NLT) "You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!"

God's will, first and foremost, is that we have a relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:3-4).

God wants us to be Christ's disciples. This means Christians must be committed to following God's will daily, whatever the cost. “If anyone would come to me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23).

God promises to give us wisdom if we just ask Him in prayer, believing that He will give it. Sometimes we need to just ask God to give us wisdom to discern His will.  “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5).

God has given us the Holy Spirit for guidance.  “…when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth…” (John 16:13a).

The Bible says that there is a peace that comes when we are pleasing God with our lives.

When deciding between two alternatives that you have been praying about, sometimes one of the options will give you a greater peace. That option is probably God's will.

God bless you all.