Find, Follow, & Finish the Will of God Colossians 1:9-11 People who are happiest with their lives spend them influencing others for Christ. Lead them to Christ. Teach them the Bible. Pray with them & for them. Help them find, follow, & finish the will of God. OT Pattern Always Observable and Understandable Urim & Thummin Prophets & Judges Cloud by day & Pillar by Night God wants You to Understand and Follow His Revealed Plan. Find, Follow, & Finish the Will of God What about decisions? This is where Wisdom comes into play. Know the Will of God by Knowing the Word of God. Saved 1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. Spirit Filled Ephesians 5:17–20 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Sanctified 1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: Saying Thanks 1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Submissive 1 Peter 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; 1 Peter 2:15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: Suffer 1 Peter 4:19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. Do the Will have God by Obeying the Word of God. Continue in the Will have God by relying on the empowering of the Spirit of God. __________ APPLICATION There is no wisdom from God apart from knowing the Word of God. Memorization enables Meditation which fosters wisdom To follow God’s will today is the best plan to be in God’s will tomorrow.