Knowing His Will

Therefore, from the day we heard this, we do not cease praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding to live in a manner worthy of the Lord, so as to be fully pleasing, in every good work bearing fruit and growing in the knowledge of God. – Colossians 1:9-10

Knowing and discerning God’s will is something that many believers earnestly desire and seek. The question, what is God’s will for my life,is something many of us ask. While we may or may not always see clearly which way we should go, it is always a good thing to seek after God’s will. God is faithful, and His desire for us is to do His will, so I trust that when we seek Him, He will show us step by step what to do. Sometimes He clearly shows us the next step, other times He may not speak clearly, but will guide our circumstances instead. Whatever the case may be, it is wise for each of us to continually pray that He will fill us with His knowledge of what He wants for us.

A Father Before His TimeAbraham, a father before his time, was … 

A man who honored God first. In celebration of his triumph in getting Lot back, Abram gave glory to God by giving a tenth of the spoils of victory to Melchizidek, a mysterious king/priest figure who would become a type and shadow of Jesus Christ. With a cheerful spirit that preceded the Old Testament law of tithing and more clearly reflects the way we should give now, Abram recognized that without God, he could not have had the success he did.

A man who honored his wife. Sarai was getting antsy because 11 years after God first spoke to her husband, the promise that had been relayed to her didn’t seem to be nearing any kind of fulfillment. So, she proposed that Abram get her a child through Hagar, her maidservant. That was an acceptable custom in the Middle Eastern culture of that day. And even though it would prove to be a misstep borne out of impatience, Abram honored Sarai by following her lead. When a father guides his household in the fear and admonition of the Lord, even his missteps can work out to fulfill God’s purposes. 

A man who shepherded the promise. God sovereignly and unilaterally entered covenant with Abram, making one of the most outlandish promises recorded in Scripture — namely, that a man without child would one day have more offspring than he could possibly count. And as a constant reminder of the goodness that God would bestow on Abram, here He changed his name to Abraham and Sarai’s to Sarah. God told Abraham to look up to the heavens and count the stars, if he could. And without blinking, Abraham believed that God was fully able to do what He promised. When there are promises in a household, the father is the custodian of those promises and everything he does will be filtered through the certainty that those promises will be fulfilled because God cannot lie.

A man who interceded. By now, everybody knows the evil that Sodom and Gomorrah represented. Abram probably had an idea of it himself because his nephew Lot lived there. When God came down and visited Abram, He revealed to him that He was about to destroy those cities because of their wickedness. Rather than judge them, Abram started interceding with God, trying to sway Him into relenting. He pleaded that if 50 righteous could not be found there, maybe 45. And on and on, Abram pushed in an attempt to save the cities. Maybe 40. Maybe 30. Maybe 20. And finally, maybe 10. Even though Sodom and Gomorrah fell short of even that low threshold, Abram demonstrated a valuable quality in any aspiring father — the role of intercessor. The Bible says Job did the same thing regularly on behalf of his family, thinking, Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts. (Job 1:5)

Promises We Can Claim

God’s promises throughout Scripture testify to His unchanging faithfulness.

The Bible is filled with countless promises from God, but not all of them are for us. Consider how the Lord vowed Jericho would fall after the Israelites marched around the city seven times (Josh. 6:2-6) or how God told Elijah that ravens would bring him food every day (1 Kings 17:1-6). These promises were each meant for a specific person, at a specific time, and in a specific place.

Even though these words don’t apply directly to us, they still serve a divine purpose in our lives. God’s pledges to Joshua and Elijah (and many others throughout Scripture) testify of His relationship with His children: He does not change, and the faithfulness He displayed in the Old Testament is the same faithfulness we experience from Him today. Whenever we read that God delivered on a specific promise, we’re reminded He will also deliver what He has promised us—including eternity with Him for those who believe in His Son’s death and resurrection (John 3:16; 1 Thess. 4:14).

God Doesn’t Miss A Thing

The eyes of the Lord are everywhere and he takes note of everything that happens. He watches over his lovers, and he also sees the wickedness of the wicked. – Proverbs 15:1

Life can be hard. And everyone said, Amen.

I don’t know what you are currently facing or what is coming your way, but can I encourage you today?

God doesn’t miss a thing. 

He is omniscient – knowing everything. He is omnipotent – having unlimited power and authority, and able to do anything. He is omnipresent – present everywhere at the same time. He is I AM. Whatever you need, He is. 

As we read Proverbs eight through fifteen, we see a back-and-forth comparison of the people that have the fear of the Lord and the wicked people that have disregarded Him. It is very clear that the people that live to honor and pursue God have great benefits and the wicked suffer great consequences. Every verse shows how God takes note and watches over His people and those who have chosen to ignore Him. Although in this life we may not always see the outcomes we desire for our situations we can read these chapters and know God is a god who takes note, and His will always prevails

Siphiwe Billy Sigudla

But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you [c]will abide in Him

1 John 2:20-27New King James Version

20 But (A)you have an anointing (B)from the Holy One, and (C)you[a] know all things. 21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

22 (D)Who is a liar but he who denies that (E)Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. 23 (F)Whoever denies the Son does not have the (G)Father either; (H)he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

Let Truth Abide in You

24 Therefore let that abide in you (I)which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, (J)you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. 25 (K)And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life.

26 These things I have written to you concerning those who try to [b]deceive you. 27 But the (L)anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and (M)you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing (N)teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you [c]will abide in Him

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come

2 Timothy 3:1-5King James Version

3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away

Hardened heart because of forgeting God


Romans 1:21-32
King James Version
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them


I love You, Lord
For Your mercy never fails me
All my days, I’ve been held in Your hands
From the moment that I wake up
Until I lay my head
Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God

And all my life You have been faithful
And all my life You have been so, so good
With every breath that I am able
Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God

I love Your voice
You have led me through the fire
In the darkest night
You are close like no other
I’ve known You as a Father
I’ve known You as a Friend
And I have lived in the goodness of God (yeah)

And all my life You have been faithful (oh)
And all my life You have been so, so good
With every breath that I am able
Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God (yeah)

‘Cause Your goodness is running after
It’s running after me
Your goodness is running after
It’s running after me
With my life laid down
I’m surrendered now
I give You everything
‘Cause Your goodness is running after
It’s running after me (oh-oh)

‘Cause Your goodness is running after
It’s running after me
Your goodness is running after
It’s running after me
With my life laid down
I’m surrendered now
I give You everything
‘Cause Your goodness is running after
It keeps running after me

And all my life You have been faithful
And all my life You have been so, so good
With every breath that I am able
Oh, I’m gonna sing of the goodness of God
(I’m gonna sing, I’m gonna sing)

‘Cause all my life You have been faithful
And all my life You have been so, so good
With every breath that I am able
Oh, I’m gonna sing of the goodness of God
Oh, I’m gonna sing of the

Siphiwe Billy Sigudla

Let’s Talk About Jesus

Then he told John’s disciples, ‘Go back to John and tell him what you have seen and heard—the blind see, the lame walk, those with leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is being preached to the poor’
Luke 7:22
Did you know that you’re loved by God, you’re cherished by God, and your prayers are welcomed by God?

Maybe you’re thinking, “But I’m not worthy.

You’ll never be worthy, so forget about being so. We approach God through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Hebrews 10:19 says, And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus (NLT).

It’s through the blood of Jesus that we can approach God. Ephesians 2:13 says,“Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ (NLT). And 1 John 1:7 tells us, But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin  (NKJV).

As Christians, we can sometimes get into a works-righteousness mindset, where we think that if we do a certain number of good things, then God will be happy with us and hear our prayers. But God doesn’t hear our prayers based on what we’ve done. He hears our prayers because He sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross in our place.

There’s nothing we need to do to earn the favor of God. The blood of Jesus purchased that for us

Blessed AssuranceWe don’t have to wonder where we will spend . Belief in Jesus guarantees a future with Him

People fall into one of four categories. Which one applies to you?

1. We are saved and we know it.

2. We think we are saved, but we’re not.

3. We don’t claim to be saved.

4. We’re not saved but would like to be.

As today’s passage shows, God wants us to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we will spend eternity in His presence (1 John 5:13). Salvation is His deliverance from all the effects of sin, and it is available to whoever trusts in Jesus Christ. Do you have that kind of certainty? Unless you’re already confident that heaven is your eternal destination, I urge you to settle the matter now.

First, realize that our Father desires salvation for all people (1 Tim. 2:3-4), and He has provided the way through His Son (John 3:16). We are saved when we believe in Jesus Christ and confess Him before men (Rom. 10:9-10).

God is faithful to keep His promises. If you trust in Jesus as your personal Savior, the Father will forgive all your sins and welcome you into His family (John 1:12)—without regard to merit or worth on your part. He freely gives eternal life to all who believe in His Son. Will you receive it?