Mark 3:20-35[bible passage=”Mark 3:20-35″ version=”esv”]
The Will of God
How do you think Jesus’ mother and brothers felt when they heard Him say what He did in verses 33-35? What did Jesus mean when He spoke of doing God’s will? Sometimes we make doing God’s will so much more complicated than it should be. When someone mentions the will of God, some of us get nervous and think of something off in the future. We think it implies life changing decisions like whom to marry, where to go after the military, whether or not to re-enlist, right? NO!!! God’s will is simply doing what He says each day of my life. It is living my life every day to please Him and obeying what He tells me in His Word. Whom to marry, what to do next, etc. are decisions based on God’s will, but I can be sure I am choosing God’s will in those future decisions by making sure I act upon God’s will today. It means being faithful today by having my devotions, living consistently at work, resisting temptation, obeying authority, fulfilling commitments I have made, etc. What area of your life should you completely submit to God’s control? Begin doing what we know His will is for today and let tomorrow take care of itself.
What do you know to be God’s will for your life this week.
How can you fulfill the will of God in those areas this week?
What can you do to make sure you are fulfilling the will of God each week in those important areas?
In light of this passage, what personal commitment can you make?