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Have you struggled with knowing God’s will so you can act on it? Jesus’ response to two groups who confronted Who He Was (Mark 3:20-35) teaches us more about God’s will. One group, the church leaders, accused HIm of being in partnership with Satan. The other group, His family, wanted to take Him home because He was acting ‘crazy’. Both decided Jesus wasn’t doing God’s will.
For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me, not to do my own will. And this is the will of God, that I should not lose even one of all those he has given me, but that I should raise them up at the last day.John 6:38-39
The will of God is responding to a Person, His Son. It is hearing His Words and practicing what He said. It is persevering when tests and challenges come. It is choosing to daily listen to His Son. Jesus provokes us to think about Who He really is. He offers an ongoing invitation to have a real, a deep relationship with Him. Doing God’s will is responding to that invitation everyday with a ‘Yes’.
Anyone who does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.Mark 3:35