Lord pleases He does, in heaven and in earth...."
"He has made the
earth by His power; He has established the world by His
When He utters His voice, there is a multitude of waters in
He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the
"And the land
will tremble and sorrow; for every purpose of the Lord shall
"...My word... shall not return to Me
void, but it shall accomplish what I please."
"...all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of
Man will be accomplished. For He will be delivered to
the Gentiles and will be mocked and insulted and spit upon.
They will scourge Him and kill Him. And the third day He
will rise again.'"
manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church
to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places,
according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished
in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and
access with confidence through faith in Him."
“...our God is
in heaven; He does whatever He pleases."
The example of Jesus
“I have come down from
heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me....”
"Jesus said to them,
food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His
“Father, if it is Your
will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours,
He has told us His will
"...He chose us in
Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy
and without blame before Him...."
“...walk in love, as Christ
also has loved us.... Let no one deceive you with empty words, for
because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of
disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them.
"For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the
fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding
out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship
with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by
them in secret.... See then that you walk circumspectly, not as
fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the
If we love God, He enables
us to see and do His will
"If anyone wants to do His
will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from
God or whether I speak on My own authority."
“He who has My
commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves
Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself
to him.... If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will
love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who
does not love Me does not keep My words...
"...the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send
in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your
remembrance all things that I said to you."
buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as
Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father,
even so we also should walk in newness of life."
"To You, O
Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in You....
Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths.
Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
for You are the God of my salvation;
On You I wait all
"Therefore, my beloved, as
you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more
in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for
it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good
grace we are freed from bondage to sin
yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ
Jesus our Lord. Therefore do not let sin reign in your
mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do
not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness
to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from
the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness
to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you
are not under law but under grace."
"God be thanked
that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the
heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. And
having been set free from sin, you became slaves of
"I delight in the law of
God according to the inward man. But I see another law in my members,
warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of
sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from
this body of death? I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! ...
"There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in
Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but
according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life
in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and
death. For what the law could not do in that it was weak
through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the
likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned
sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of
the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according
to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live
according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the
flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the
things of the Spirit.... Because the carnal mind is enmity
against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor
indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot
The secret of victory
shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your
with all your mind, and with all your strength.’
This is the first commandment."
"...seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
and all these things shall be added to you."
"And this I pray,
that your love may abound still more and more in
knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are
excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till
the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of
righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and
praise of God."
and distractions that cloud His will
"Do not love the world
or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the
Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the
flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the
Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and
the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever."
"Trust in the Lord
with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and
He shall direct your paths.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and depart from evil."
“No one can serve two masters;
for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else
he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You
cannot serve God and mammon."
“He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me.
And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he
who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life
for My sake will find it."
"For do I now
persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I
still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ."
God's promise to those who
love Him and seek His will
"Now this is the confidence
that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will,
He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we
ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked
of Him. "
"...the sheep hear
his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before
them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee
from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” John
the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and
ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, 'This is the
way, walk in it,'
Whenever you turn to the right
hand or whenever you turn to the left."
"Now may the God of peace
who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of
the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you
complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is
well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory
forever and ever."
My will is not my own,
'till Thou hast made it Thine.
If it would gain a monarch's throne, it must its crown resign.
It only stands unbent, amidst the clashing strife,
When on thy bosom it has lent, and found in thee its life.
me a captive, Lord"