THE WILL OF GOD and the will of people do not always match. Happily, we do receive wise counsel from family members and friends who have lived life ahead of us. When that is the case, we receive their advice and put it into practice. But discernment involves praying to know and do God’s will, and sometimes that will mean disappointing others who have fixed ideas and opinions about what we should do with our lives. Praying to know God’s will is an act of courage, an act that sometimes compels us to swim upstream in order for the will of God to be born.
– Steve Harper
Walking in the Light
From page 26 of Walking in the Light: Knowing and Doing God’s Will by Steve Harper. Copyright © 2014 by Steve Harper. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Today’s reading mentions discernment. What spiritual practices help you discern God’s will? Share your thoughts.
Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:16, NRSV
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This week we remember: John Woolman (October 7).
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