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The Will of God

Excerpts from The Will of God as a Way of Life by Jerry Sittser:

I discovered that the Bible says very little about the will of God as a future pathway.  Instead, the Bible warns us about anxiety and presumption concerning the future, assures us that God is in control, and commands us to do the will of God as we already know in the present.

We simply need to do what we already know in the present.  God has been clear where clarity is most needed.  The choices we make every day… determine whether or not we are doing the will of God.  If we have a problem, it is not lack of knowledge; rather, it is our unwillingness to respond to the knowledge we have.

The only time we really have both to know and do God’s will is the present moment.  We are to love God with heart, sould, mind, and strength, and we are to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.  These are the basic responsibilities Jesus challenged us to pay attention to….

If we truly seek God above all, then we will always be doing the will of God, no matter where our particular choices lead us, because seeking God’s kingdom first is God’s will.



“There is something so beautiful in coming on one’s very own inmost thoughts in another. In one way it is one of the greatest pleasures one has.” Olive Schreiner