The mystery of His will
Having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, Ephesians 1:9
Have you ever wondered what God’s will is? Maybe when you read a scripture about knowing the will of God. Maybe it was a passage that talked about the mystery of His will like todays says. Here’s the thing: even though this verse says it is a mystery, it doesn’t mean God is hiding it from you. The truth is that God is hiding it for you. In fact, the very next verse says that in the fullness of time or in other words, when the time is just right, His is bringing everything together in heaven and earth. That was His plan from the beginning. To live together as a family. This time we are in right now is just that time of bringing the family together and putting the enemy away for good.
I love the way the message says it in verses 11-12 of this chapter in Ephesians: It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had His eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose He is working out in everything and everyone. God had a plan for us long before we even existed in the world. His plan included who we are in Christ Jesus and what we are here for. Now it is our job to line up with this plan and even though it is generally explained here, we are to get close to God to get our personal direction. It is a mystery, but when we get close to our Father, He solves that mystery for us!
Today I want to encourage you to spend some quiet time with God to get your personal assignment. Then do it again tomorrow and everyday forward. He will give you the plan right where you are now. Even if you haven’t been close to Him or have gone off on your own direction. When you turn and seek Him first, He will quickly get you back on track. The power of God’s will for your life is in your control and it is up to you to first desire it, then press into Him until He reveals it to you.
Today’s scripture reading: Ephesians 1:7-14