Discerning God's Will

By Kurt Selles

July 30, 2022

What do we mean when we pray, “Thy will be done”? Put differently, how do we know God’s will, and what does it look like to gladly accept and follow God’s will?

Becoming a disciple of Jesus includes the decision to change our boss. We often think we can be our own boss. But Jesus calls us to recognize him as Lord and King and to serve him by doing God’s will. We find God’s will in the Bible. The Bible is the revealed will of God. We need to read it, reflect on it, ask the Holy Spirit for understanding, and listen to the Spirit as he teaches us the truth to live by, following Jesus’ example.

Our author for August, Evan Heerema, is a retired pastor who served churches in Washington state and in Michigan. He was also on the teaching staff at Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for ten years. He and his wife are the parents of two daughters and the grandparents of two grandsons.

As you read the Today devotions this month, may you be refreshed, refocused, and renewed in God’s Word!

Begin with day one of Discerning God's Will here or download the full PDF.

About the author — Kurt Selles

Kurt Selles is the director of ReFrame Ministries and serves as the Executive Editor of Today. He is a graduate of Calvin College and Seminary, and received his PhD from Vanderbilt University. Before coming to ReFrame, he served 19 years in Taiwan and China with CRC World Missions. Kurt later taught missions at Beeson Divinity School, where he also acted as the director of the school’s Global Center. Kurt and his wife, Vicki, reside in Grand Rapids and have three adult children.

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