The Will of God in 28 Easy Steps

I often sense Christians want God’s will regarding some decision they need to make. The Bible is replete with passages on how we are to live. Yet, there are no passages on how to:

· Interpret circumstances

· Determine if something is a closed door or a test

· Choose among equal options

Romans chapter 12, which is entitled “Christian Living” in my NIV Study Bible, is one passage where God tells us His will for how we should live our lives. It seems to me that if we concentrate on that which God has told us, because of His grace, we need not worry about “missing the center” of His will.

1) Rom 12:1 Offer your body as a living sacrifice to God

2) Rom 12:2 Be transformed by the renewing of your mind

3) Rom 12:3 Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought

4) Rom 12:6 Use your gift(s)

5) Rom 12:9 Love with sincerity

6) Rom 12:9 Hate what is evil

7) Rom 12:9 Cling to what is good

8) Rom 12:10 Be devoted to one another

9) Rom 12:11 Never be lacking in zeal

10) Rom 12:11 Keep your spiritual fervor

11) Rom 12:12 Be joyful in hope

12) Rom 12:12 Be patient in affliction

13) Rom 12:12 Be faithful in prayer

14) Rom 12:13 Share with God’s people who are in need

15) Rom 12:13 Practice hospitality

16) Rom 12:14 Bless those who persecute you

17) Rom 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice

18) Rom 12:15 Mourn with those who mourn

19) Rom 12:16 Live in harmony with one another

20) Rom 12:16 Do not be proud

21) Rom 12:16 Be willing to associate with people of low position

22) Rom 12:16 Do not be conceited

23) Rom 12:17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil

24) Rom 12:17 Be careful to do what is right

25) Rom 12:18 Live at peace with everyone

26) Rom 12:19 Do not take revenge

27) Rom 12:20 Do good to your enemies

28) Rom 12:21 Overcome evil with good


Author: Bob

I’m an upper Midwestern guy who has recently entered the "Buick stage" of life and decided to migrate to Florida. This blog is an attempt to rectify discordant aspects within my Christian faith ... or what often feels like my lack of Christian faith. Things which make life more enjoyable include strong black coffee, charcoal grilling anytime of the year, putz'ing at a table saw, playing chess, a good orthopedic surgeon and an occasional IPA. Please feel free to poke around and comment as you wish. I welcome discussion and the insights of others.

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