Freedom of the Will


     The most intriguing question within the Christian faith is, "What is God's will for me"? In order to answer this question we must know something more about God's will as He has intended it to be known and understood.  We can categorize God's will in three levels. The first level is God's will of His sovereignty - that all things are under the design and knowledge of God. God determines everything that happens according to His will. The second level is God's will of command - through the law (the commandments of God) and morality these determine what is right and acceptable to God. Thirdly, there is the will of obedience, or as I like to call it, the freedom of the will. Now the question, “What is God's will for me?" can be understood and easily followed. By recognizing that God has ultimate authority over our lives, and knowing the commandments and those things that are acceptable to God, we are now able to live our lives pleasing to God. The remaining concerns we have about God's will for our lives is of little concern to God. Whether we take a position in Seattle or Chicago, or buy a Ford instead of a Chevy, is not important in the scope of God's ultimate will for us to live our lives pleasing and honoring to Him. 
     Do you look for God's will at every turn in your life, or are you walking in God's will on a daily basis, knowing that God's will brings freedom to your life? So then whatever you do, you do it to the glory of God, giving thanks for all things that occur in your life. Paul spoke well of understanding God's will when he said, 
     “We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way” (Col. 1:9–10).