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BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL

BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL

Scripture: Colossians 1:9 (NASB)

For this reason, also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask THAT YOU MAY BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.

Reflection.

When do you need to know the will of God? You must find out the perfect will of God for all important areas of your life. Below is a list of the key areas where you need to know the will of the Lord.

1. BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL CONCERNING YOUR CALLING.

Will You Function as a Pastor, Prophet, Teacher, Apostle, or Evangelist? Your calling must be according to the will of God. You cannot be a teacher just because you like teaching. You can only be a teacher by the will of God. You cannot sing just because you like singing. You must sing because it is God’s will for your life. You must do only what His will is.

Every year, as I become more “filled with the knowledge of His will” my understanding of my ministry changes a little. That is how come the roles we play change as the years go by. It is not that we are unstable or uncertain about what God has said but we are gradually being filled with the knowledge of His will and our understanding of how God intends to use us is increasing. You must be filled with the knowledge of His will concerning your calling.

2. BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL CONCERNING YOUR TRAVELS.

All great leaders know that they are more vulnerable when they travel. The perfect will of God is important when a minister is planning his journeys and his ministry. You cannot travel just anywhere you want to. You must go to places God wants you to. 

This makes it all the more important to know the will of God when you are planning a journey for the ministry. It is better to stay at home than to go somewhere God has not sent you to.

A quick look at the ministry journeys of most pastors reveals an interesting pattern. Our travels seem to be directed towards wealthy areas and cities. African pastors seem to be mostly “led by the Spirit” to plant churches in European and American destinations.

Similarly, American pastors are mysteriously led to mostly American or European destinations. How come the Holy Spirit is not leading His servants to where most of the souls are?

Could it be that something else is guiding our travels and our journeys? Could money or the lack of it be the real reason for the journeys we make? Or do we make these journeys because they are the will of God?

Dear friend, be careful that every journey you make is by the will of God and not by the will of money!

3. BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL WHENEVER YOU PRAY.

The perfect will of God is important when a minister is praying. It is important for a minister to pray only according to the will of God. You cannot just pray about anything you want. You must be led by the Spirit in prayer. You may waste hours praying about things that God will not answer. Every important person has something that he wants to listen to at a particular time.

God equally has things He wants to hear. When I go to wait on the Lord, I seek to know what He wants me to pray about. One day I came prepared to pray about winning millions of souls in crusades. But I suddenly heard the voice of the Lord, “Pray rather that you may finish your work.” I was shocked and a little frightened. My whole prayer time changed, and I began to pray about finishing the work God has given me.

It is time to start praying according to the will of God and stop wasting hours on useless gibberish that God is not listening to. Romans 8:26-27 (NASB)

4. BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL CONCERNING YOUR TRIALS AND TEMPTATIONS. 1 Peter 4:19(NASB)

5. BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL CONCERNING YOUR RELATIONSHIPS.

…but they first GAVE THEMSELVES TO THE LORD AND TO US BY THE WILL OF GOD. 2 Corinthians 8:5(NASB)

The perfect will of God is important when you are committing your life to someone. In the ministry, you may have to commit your life to someone who will train, mentor and father you. It is important for you to commit yourself to another human being only according to the will of God.

6. BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL CONCERNING YOUR SEXUAL LIFE. 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4, NASB

7. BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL CONCERNING CHURCH GROWTH. John 6:39

8. BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL CONCERNING FINISHING YOUR WORK ON EARTH. John 4:34

9. BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL CONCERNING YOUR PERSONAL AMBITIONS. John 6:38; John 5:30

Prayer.

Dear Lord! Please, help us to be filled by your Spirit and guide us into your perfect will. Amen

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REF: BISHOP DAG HEWARD-MILLS

Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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