Discerning God’s Will

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Four Key Passages

Before focusing too much on finding God’s will for specific decisions, I recommend careful reflection on four New Testament passages. 

Carefully investigate what God has to say in these Scriptures: 

1. Romans 12:1-2: “I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” (NASB)

Discovering God’s will begins with the dedication of our lives to God. This dedication must involve two continual actions: Renunciation and Renewal. 

As we continually renounce the norms of behavior typical in godless culture (see Gal. 5:19-20 and Lam. 3:13-16), and renew our minds, our lives will be ordered consistent with…

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