What Is God’s Will?
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’
will enter the kingdom of heaven,
but only the one who
does the will of my Father
who is in heaven”
(Matthew 7:21 NIV).
Jesus clearly says in the above Scripture
that unless we’re doing the will of Father God,
we won’t enter the Kingdom.
The will of Father God is holiness.
And the only way we can live it is through His Spirit.
This is done by
total surrender to Him.
Giving up control of our lives.
Letting Him reign in every area.
We need to remember that the people Jesus was speaking to
in Matthew 7:21 were the religious.
In today’s terms—
they were the church-goers,
the ones participating on mission trips,
the ones who loved the praise and worship.
They were very, very good people.
But they weren’t on the narrow road
that Jesus talks about in the next two lines of Scripture.
And what’s frightening?
They didn’t even know they weren’t on the narrow road!
I don’t want to be one of those people.
That’s why I need to pray this daily:
“Investigate my life, O God,
find out everything about me;
Cross-examine and test me,
get a clear picture of what I’m about;
See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong—
then guide me on the road to eternal life”
(Psalm 139:23-24 The Message).
I’m speaking in Decatur, Ill., this weekend.
Will you pray for me?
Susie, your thoughts on heaven spur my heart and soul, i question if i am on the narrow road, but i also know God knows my heart. Ptl
I will certainly pray for you! One of our former Pastors has just left Decatur Ill for his own church in Kentucky. I love that family. and yes I need to pray that prayer every day and pray to be found good enough to enter Heaven.
Prayers, to you Suse! Love ya!
Bless you, Susie. Will remember you in your speaking this week end !!! Still remember the blessing you were in Vero Beach some years ago.
So helpful for me!
God bless you!
I really enjoy your devotions – they are right on the mark!!