Coming to Know God’s Will
By Kristen Terrette
“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives …” Colossians 1:9
I have journals filled with names and circumstances when I’ve asked God to intervene, save, and heal. I’ve seen countless prayers answered, which increases my motivation to talk to Him about everything.
In today’s verse, an ancient church planter named Paul said he prayed ceaselessly for the church in Colossae. He asked that God would give them the wisdom to know His will for them.
I’ve wondered if I pray this way for my friends. The Spirit gives us wisdom, through Scripture and a supernatural understanding of God’s plan and guides us as we make decisions. But, do I ask God to help others tap into this knowledge and walk it out?
Sometimes, but not nearly enough. Staying in God’s will brings rightness and peace that covers even the challenging or desperate times. It allows us to tackle any obstacle with victory. Things may not always play out the way we expect, but we can trust God has a plan.
As we beseech God on behalf of our loved ones, let’s remember to ask the Holy Spirit to give them clear knowledge and understanding of His will and plan for them.
Kristen Terrette holds a Master's degree in Theological Studies and served as a Children's Ministry Director for five years. She cherishes her Southern roots and currently lives 45 minutes outside of Atlanta, GA. She’s following her dream by writing Christian fiction during the day and being a wife and mom come early afternoon when the family starts to arrive home. She also serves on the Wholly Loved Ministries team, serves at her local church on the women's leadership team, and writes for Crosswalk.com. To see her blog and novels, check out her website.
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Originally published Wednesday, 02 October 2019.