What is God’s will for my life? This honest question is one which Christians often ask, and with good reason. When God graciously saves and transforms a person, there is a new desire to know and do the will of God. As God has been pleased to reveal His will in His word, so His people have the blessed responsibility to learn of His will, and to submit to what pleases Him. The Apostle Paul speaks of this directly in Eph. 5, when he says:
“…try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord” (vs. 10)
“…Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (vs. 17)
While God has given us everything we need in Christ to know and do His will, we sometimes wrestle with what this looks like in our ordinary, daily lives. If this is a topic of concern/interest to you, let me encourage you to read one of the following books over the summer – maybe even find 1-2 other folks to join you. These books are all related to knowing and doing the will of God, and I’ve listed them from shortest to longest by way of length.
- Found: God’s Will, by John MacArthur (75 pgs)
- Just Do Something, by Kevin DeYoung (128 pgs)
- Don’t Waste Your Life, by John Piper (189 pgs)
- What’s Best Next, by Matt Perman (351 pgs)
Beloved, may the Lord help all of us to “…walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which [we] have been called…” (Eph. 4:1) – even as we seek to love, help, encourage, and pray for one another to this end. What a joy and privilege to share this life together with you in the local church of RCG!
Because He lives, and is returning,