Wednesday, July 22, 2015

God's Will

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

A woman once asked John Wesley what he would do if he knew that he would die at midnight the next day. "Why, Madam," he replied, "just as I intend to spend it now. I would preach this evening at Gloucester, and again at five tomorrow morning, after that I would ride to Tewkesbury, preach in the afternoon, and meet the societies in the evening. I would then go to Martin's house…talk and pray with the family as usual, retire myself to my room at 10 o'clock, commend myself to my Heavenly Father, lie down to rest, and wake up in glory.”

John Wesley seemed quite confident that He was walking in God’s will daily. Is that you, or are you like so many people who wonder what God's will is for their lives?

Wesley seemed to embrace Paul’s admonition to the Romans that he present his body as a living sacrifice to God [Romans 12:1]. A living sacrifice; we could all work on that, I’m sure. But it doesn’t stop with our bodies. We also need transformed and renewed minds. This will put us on the path to best attest God’s pleasing and perfect will. 

It’s Wednesday and we are half-way through the work week. It’s a great day to offer our bodies, minds, and hearts to the Lord, and commit ourselves wholeheartedly to His perfect plan for our lives. God’s will may not be as mysterious as you think. It may be that you continue your regular routine, knowing that the steps of the righteous are ordered by the Lord [Psalm 37:23].

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2


  1. Thank you, Rick, for the post. For more on John Wesley please visit the website for the book series, The Asbury Triptych Series. The trilogy based on Francis Asbury opens with the book, Black Country, detailing the movement started by John Wesley and George Whitefield. The book also brings to life the movement's influence on a young Francis Asbury. The website for the book series is Again, thank you for the post.

  2. Thanks for your kind words. I'll be reviewing the website soon!