Father God in the name of Jesus, we come to you with gratefulness and thanksgiving in our heart. We are thankful for the love you provide for us on a daily basis. We thank you for your kindness and the abundance of blessings you give us each day. We thank you for life and the joy you give us each day. We thank you for direction and insight. We thank you for guiding and teaching us. We thank you that you call us your children and blessed us with an inheritance. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen
Today, I will seek God direction for my life.
“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”
Ephesians 5:15-17 ESV
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Is There a Way to God’s Will?
Bible Reading: Jeremiah 29:11-14
If you look for me in earnest, you will find me when you seek me. Jeremiah 29:13
JASON JUST started his senior year of high school. Since he was eight, he was sure he wanted to study biology-until he actually took biology, that is, and found he had to do dissections with one hand on the knife and the other holding his nose.
Besides that discouraging experience, Jason keeps hearing about the poor job outlook for biologists and the high educational requirements to succeed in the field. When his older sister lands a high-paying computer job straight out of technical school, Jason thinks about bypassing college altogether. And on top of everything else, Jason wonders what God thinks of any of his plans for his life.
Jason faces some of the same choices you might face soon. And he’s asking the biggest question about his future: Where does God want me to head in life?
“How can I know God’s will?” is a question Christian leaders often hear from students. Some talk about it. Others worry about it. Some even lose sleep over it. These students burst with sincere, serious questions about God’s will.
Why is God’s will such a big deal for people your age? Because you face the three most important decisions of your life:
Even if you aren’t yet wallowing in confusion about God’s will, you can plan on facing some questions about how to spend your life. You can also plan that God will be with you to figure out the answers.
REFLECT: What kind of plans does God have for your life?
PRAY: Have you ever told God you want to do his will before you even know what it is? Now would be a great time to do that.
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