Understanding the Will of the Lord
Ephesians 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
BEFORE YOU CAN understand what the will of the Lord is, YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND…
I. Understand Being Awake – vs. 14
God doesn’t give dead people light.
God doesn’t give sleeping people directions.
God doesn’t open doors for the unsaved and the disengaged.
Arise from the dead – and Christ shall give thee light!
II. Understand Being Attentive – vs. 15
Walk circumspectly – meaning don’t stand still waiting for more light.
Walk in the light you have been given.
Walk in the knowledge that you have.
Walk in the truth you’ve been blessed with.
Walk in the counsel God has given you.
And do so very carefully!
DEFINITION: Circumspectly – exactly, accurately, diligently
III. Understand Being Active – vs. 16
It is not God’s will to do nothing.
It is not God’s will to sit around waiting.
It is not God’s will to waste valuable time.
It is not God’s will to waste opportunities.
Evil is not taking a vacation; neither should we!
Evil is spreading.
IV. Understand Being Anointed – vs. 18, 19
Live a Spirit-filled life.
God will not direct a carnal person to do anything that He knows will be done in the flesh.
God will not give orders to a believer that is unfamiliar with the Spirit-filled life.
So many Christians never get orders from headquarters because they are not living a Spirit-filled life.