Knowing God's Purpose
As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul
pants for you, O God. Psalm 42:1
Does any concern command more interest or arouse more anxiety among modern
Bible believers than discovering the will of God? I do not think so. The
desire to know God's guidance is a sign of spiritual health. Healthy believers
want to please God. Through the great change of heart that we call regeneration,
they have come to love obedience and to find joy in doing God's will, and
the very thought of offending Him grieves them deeply. To live in a way
that shows gratitude to God for His grace is their purpose, indeed their
passion, and as they grow spiritually, this desire becomes stronger. Naturally,
therefore, they want as clear indications of the will of God as they can
get, so that they may do it.
Healthy Christians long to know God's will.
From Knowing God's Purpose For Your Life, Copyright
© by J. I. Packer. Published by Regal Books, www.regalbooks.com. Used
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