“You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand” (Psalm 16:11).
The most prayerful need for the devoted follower of Jesus isn’t the knowledge of his will, but that his will might be accomplished in our lives. For too long, many have led us to embrace the notion that the will of God is some sort of mystical conundrum; veiled secret; revealed only after much agonizing prayer, weeping, and gnashing of teeth. While this seems to offer the appearance of being more “spiritual” it simply does not fit the nature and character of our Father in Heaven. As a father, with all my imperfections, my children have never been left to speculate regarding my desires for them. While my will for them was always clearly understood during their formative years, the greater challenge was whether they would obediently accomplish these aspirations.
If we are honest, we must confess that the will of God is clearly understood. At the heart of the matter is whether or not we will make the choices and decisions each to see His purposes accomplished in our lives. He has not left us ignorant. He has given us His Word, both in the flesh and in inspired textual form.
Begin your day’s journey with the knowledge that the path is clearly marked before you.