Rhapsody of Realities 11 February
SCRIPTURE: And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth (Acts 22:14).
Our opening verse was a message addressed to Saul of Tarsus, who was later known as Paul. The Lord had sent Ananias, a disciple at Damascus, to lay hands on him and also to tell him that he’d been chosen to know the will of God. What a message!
Not everyone knows the will of God, yet it’s the most important thing in life. To please Him, you first have toknow His will. Only when you know His will can you begin to fulfil it and live accordingly. That’s why, as a child of God, the first and most important thing you have to do is to discover what God’s plan is: What’s He saying to you now, and what does He want you to do?
You may ask, “Is it really possible to know the will of God? Can one actually know His will?” Absolutely! Read Ephesians 1:9; it says, “Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself.” Jesus said, “…it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven…” (Matthew 13:11). It’s your heritage to know the will of the Father.
In Colossians 1:9, the Lord also expressed His desire for you to “…be filled with the knowledge of his will inall wisdom and spiritual understanding.” You know His will from studying His Word. God’s Word is the revelation of His will.
As you study the Word, the Father’s heart—His thoughts, plans and purposes are unveiled to you. His light will dawn in your heart as truth unveils. Then you understand God’s way of thinking and are synchronized with Him.
PRAYER: Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for the enlightenment that has come to my spirit through your Word. As I meditate on the Word, and fellowship with the Spirit, my spirit is enlightened and I have insight into mysteries and secrets. I’m guided by your wisdom to fulfil my glorious call in Christ, for your glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 Corinthians 2:9-12
9 However, as it is written:
“What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”—
the things God has prepared for those who love him—
10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.
9 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, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,
10 He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that,
“‘though seeing, they may not see;
though hearing, they may not understand.’
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Matthew 27:27-44 & Exodus 40
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Matthew 13:44-52 & Genesis 42
Thank you for studying today’s Rhapsody of Realities – It’s Your Heritage To Know His Will – written by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
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Rhapsody of Realities 11 February 2023