08 Dec Week 50 – God’s Will Reading and Bible Verses
I give my life to God as a living sacrifice. This is an act of worship and the only reasonable response to His mercy. I choose to worship God as my loving Heavenly Father, therefore I give all I am to Him: my body, emotions, mind, thoughts, desires and plans. I am putting all of my energy and resources at His disposal. I trust Him to guide me in every situation because I know He is vitally interested in my life. He will lead me in every decision, therefore I will always seek His will and direction.
Throughout this day I will experience pressure to conform and continue living according to the script this world has written for my life; I refuse. Instead I will live my life according to God’s will found in His Word and through faith in Jesus. I recognize that Jesus paid for my life when He died on the cross and I belong to Him. I am putting my own will aside and replacing it with God’s. When there is a tension between what I want and what He wants, I will always choose to go with what He wants. I give my life to God as a living sacrifice.
God’s desire for me is to experience complete transformation from the inside out, and it begins in my mind where all thoughts and actions originate. I am putting off my former life with all of it’s deceitful desires and being made new in the attitude of my mind. I have a new way of thinking; the desires of my mind now conform to God, as my loving Heavenly Father, and His will for me rather than the world’s. Today I give my life to God as a living sacrifice; this is an act of worship and the only reasonable response to His mercy. I give my life to God as a living sacrifice.
God’s Spirit works continually within me to bring about transformation, and the tool He most frequently uses is His Word. As I focus on His Word my way of thinking changes to the pattern for which I was originally designed: first of all becoming informed about God and second conformed to the pattern of God. God’s promises do not submit to my plans rather I submit my life to His will. Today I give my life to God as a living sacrifice and as I do I am transformed to discover, know, do, and enjoy all God desires for me – His good, perfect and pleasing will.
As I navigate through this day I recognize the need for God’s wisdom and power to do His will; therefore I will ask Him for wisdom and power in every decision and situation. I ask in faith knowing He promises to supply. Decisions will still be made and actions taken, but with God’s wisdom I will have guidance and be better equipped to live His will. Today I give my life to God as a living sacrifice; this is an act of worship and the only reasonable response to His mercy. I give my life to God as a living sacrifice.
Study: God’s Will
Day 6: Be Wise, Be Loved – Ephesians 1:3-5; Ephesians 5:15; John 14:21. Prayerfully consider decisions or areas in your life to which you have not allowed God access. Write them down and commit them to Him asking Him to give you an action plan for each area, and then submit them to His will.
Day 7: Holy Spirit – 1 Corinthians 2:12. Consider the Holy Spirit’s role in helping you know and live God’s will. Read the Daily Reading once again and highlight things that stand out. Answer the three Life Transformation Questions for growth in this area. Take time to learn the memory verse.
Life Transformation Questions:
- As you read the Daily Reading, what stood out and why?
- What action will you take to apply this truth? Be specific.
- What areas of your life will benefit from this action? How and why?