Thought of the Day June 22, 2018 God's will

By 9:55 AM

Once we begin to change our perspective through the renewal of our mind, then we will be better enabled to “judge what is God’s will, what is good, pleasing and perfect.”  This was the model Jesus left us. In his humanity, he made the will of the Father the foundation of all he did and said. “I have come to do the will of him who sent.” “My food is to do the will of him who sent me.?

In his teachings he directed us to follow his example.  "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” (Mt 7:21) “But seek first the kingdom (of God) and his righteousness,” (Mt 6:33)

Since the will of God is so essential for us to know and to follow, God doesn’t want us to be left in a hit and miss situation. That is why he has given us the Spirit of Truth so that we can come to the correct knowledge of truth as well as  to have the courage to act on this truth.  In baptism and confirmation we have been given the Spirit to dwell in us and to empower us. With the Spirit comes all the gifts of the Spirit we need to come to clarity of God’s will for our sanctification: wisdom, knowledge, understanding, right judgement, fortitude, piety and fear of the Lord. The same Spirit anoints us with the gifts for service and ministry for the up building of the Body of Christ. (To be continued)

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