Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Today is Your Best Day Because of the Will of God
Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect His will really is. Romans 12:2 NLT
It can't get any better than being in the will of God for your life. Living in the will of God means that today is your best day. The will of God for you is the right thing, the most fulfilling thing, and the wisest thing you can do. His will is perfectly suited for you. Living in His will brings you the deepest peace, the greatest joy, and the highest purpose you can know. His will keeps you from regrets, from the consequences of foolish choices, and from the lost time of traveling down wrong pathways.
Only those who turn away from the will of God have turned away from the best. Adam and Eve's worst day was when they followed Satan's will for them, instead of God's, and ate the forbidden fruit. Jonah's worst day was when he got out of the will of God, boarding a ship going in the opposite direction of where God had told him to go. The rich ruler, who asked Jesus how he could have eternal life, experienced his worst day when he said "no" to Jesus and "yes" to his riches.
There is nothing bad for you in the will of God. Being in the will of God for your life may mean difficulty, suffering, or persecution, but it will never mean that you could have chosen something better or of higher good. Every day, Jesus lived the best life anyone could ever live, because every day He did the will of His Father. The apostle Paul was a man who was committed to live in the will of God each day. He said that he did the will of God from his heart. He loved the will of God and longed to do the will of God. For Paul, the will of God was not a secondary choice, but the highest choice he could make in life.
One day I purchased something that was out of God's will for me. By reasoning, I tried to persuade myself that I had made the best decision, but I had no sense of God's peace. All my reasons for making the purchase could not restore God's peace to my heart. I wrestled over the issue during the night and into the next morning. Finally, by mid-morning, I decided that the peace of God was more important to me than what I had bought. I immediately returned my purchase and spent the rest of the day celebrating the peace of God that had returned to my heart.
Living in the will of God may mean that someone will misunderstand you, disapprove of what you're doing, pressure you to do what they want, or oppose you in a way that will make your obedience to God difficult. However, this is your best day because you don't have to defend yourself—God is your defender; you don't have to protect yourself—God is your provider. Living in the will of God means that you are living under the approval of God, and His approval is all you really need.
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