How to Know God's Will for Your Life

Two Parts:Getting StartedUnderstanding God's Will

God is Love, and the source of peace and joy; so, in order to be content in life, you must choose and portray these attributes, through the work of the Holy Spirit in your life. This article will outline step by step guidelines on how to be acquainted with God's will for your life.

Part 1
Getting Started

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    Read the Bible. A popular maxim postulates that the Best book to read is the Bible. Reading the Bible will help you to learn more about God. This way, you will be competent with Godliness.
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    Pray for 30 minutes, 1 hour daily. Remaining in a spirit of prayer keeps you connected to God. It's the only viable way of communicating with God. Praying for 30 minutes or 1 hour will remind you that you love spending time with Him. This way, you acknowledge that He loves to listen. The intimation below are the steps used in praying.
    • In Jesus Name. This phrase is cardinally important, as it invokes The Power of Jesus in your prayer. This way, the devil won't interfere with your prayers.
    • Thanksgiving/Praises. Glorify God for all he has done in your life. Under normal circumstances, you wouldn't approach/talk to a king without bowing, thanking/praising him, more so for the Creator.
    • Intercession. This is the peak of your prayer. It involves supplications/entreaties. For the course of your prayer, use this step to intercede for others.
    • Benediction. The closing part of your prayers should invoke blessings from God/affirmation. Thank him for answering your prayers.

      In Jesus name I pray: Your Prayer was prayed in Jesus name.
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    Receive salvation by God's grace through faith in God -- not of works -- lest any should boast. It is the gift of God, knowing you are saved unto doing good works that were foreordained [appointed] that you should do them.
    • Make your boast in the Lord.

Part 2
Understanding God's Will

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    Worship God in spirit and in truth: if not, you will never get to understand him. Listen to gospel songs that are Spirit filled. Recalling that God is spirit and truth!
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    Show love as it's the essence of the Golden rule. Love covers all things. Without love, it is impossible to please God. Show love to your neighbors, to the world, nature and everything. Do these because God created all things and we are the one body of Christ, united.
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    Make blessings for others: "13 But when you give a reception/banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and 'you will be blessed', since they do not have the means to repay you; for you will be repaid [by God including] at the resurrection of the righteous." (Luke 14:13,14)
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    Sing praises and worship Him. Oh, that man would praise the Lord for His Goodness and wonderful works. Don't stop praising Him! Sing with your heart; it will delight Him, and He will shower abundant and redundant blessing on you like: Oh!, how I love to praise His name.
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    Allow yourself only such a word as is good, uplifting others, according to the need of the moment, so that it [can and] will 'give grace to those who hear' -- letting no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth... (Ephesians 4:29).
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    Always acknowledge His presence. I thank you Lord that your Spirit will never leave us. Let Him be an important part of your everyday life. With God, all things are possible, but without Him, you have nothing (nothing that matters). Choose this day whom you will serve -- God, or the world and its system?
    • Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30).
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    Do it! "4 ...if a person swears thoughtlessly with his lips to do evil (harsh things) or to do good, in whatever matter a man may speak thoughtlessly as with an oath, but it is not done by him, and then he comes to remember it, he will be guilty in one of these. 5 'So it shall be when he becomes guilty in one of these, that he must confess that in which he has sinned' [by omission]"... and make sacrifices" -- keep the good promise… (Leviticus 5:5)
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    If you lend, "ask it not again", if you are not repaid. Show mercy to the poor and lame: He that is given much/or forgiven much must show mercy.
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    Recognize and bless others. Seek not a blessing of your own but for another's well being. When all do that, then all will be greatly blessed. It starts now and here with us. (But recall that you "do not throw pearls to swine [mean/unworthy haters] lest they turn and tear you into pieces.") Pay your bills and taxes to whom they are due.
    • He who steals must steal no more; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, [enough] so that he will have something to share with one who has need (Ephesians 4:28).
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    Spread the good news, the Gospel. Go tell it on the mountains, over the seas, to every island, and to the whole world. Tell them that "Jesus reigns; He is King -- our only king." Surrender all to Jesus, but not seeking a reward or pleasures of this world. Our King offers us more (and better) than the world ever could offer.

Tips

  • Bless and curse not.
  • Put away unholy words out of your mouth.

Warnings

  • To him who knows to do good -- but does it not, to him that is sin!
  • What will it profit a person, if you gain the whole world but lose your soul?
    • What will you give in exchange for your soul?
  • "Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven to men." Jesus said (and "Why I say to you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men:" [except this one] (Matthew 12:31-32).
  • If you seed to the flesh, you shall of the flesh reap corruption.
    • Be not deceived whatever you sow, you shall reap.

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