Seven Gospel Inspired Notes on Seeking God’s Will        



Note 1: Be 100% Confident

If you are humbly seeking to know God’s will for you today, you can be 100% confident that God the Father will reveal it to you.  

God will reveal it to you through the inner promptings of the Holy Spirit whom the Father has sent as promise by Jesus and the Holy Spirit will make sure that your understanding is in conformity to Jesus’ gospel teachings.

“All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” [Jn 14:25-26]

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.  And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper [the Holy Spirit] to be with you forever.  [Jn 14: 15-16]  The Helper is the very Spirit of Truth, who the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor know him.  But you know the Holy Spirit, because he lives with you, and he will be in you.” [Jn 14:17]



Note 2: Do Each Task With the Mind of Christ

“Not my will but your will be done.”  [Lk 22:42]  “Have the same mind in you that was in Christ Jesus.” [Ph 2:5]

Do God the Father’s will with unwavering confidence in God’s pure goodness and pure love as Jesus did. 

Humbly follow the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is the very One who inspires you to want to know God’s will and enables you to do God’s will with a mind like Christ’s.     



Note 3: Good Samaritan Events: Be alert!

God might interrupt a particular task and call you to accomplish another task.   Even Jesus’ primary ministry “to preach the good news” [Mk 1:38] was constantly interrupted.

The way Jesus handled those “Interruptions” make up a large portion of the good news of the gospels.  Your life walking with God will—most likely—not be very different from Jesus’ as regards “interruptions” being opportunities to witness to his gospel.



Note 4: LOVE is always your “first task”.

Love is always your first task within each task or interruption. The “first task” is to make LOVE the intentions of your heart and mind 24/7 like Christ did.

The danger of not putting love first is that you might falsely believe that God approves you simply because you did the “to do” list that God and you went over at the beginning of your day.

And so that you be not deceived about what LOVE  is and not surprised that God is only pleased if you do his particular will with LOVE:

“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious.

Love is not boastful or arrogant or rude.

Love does not insist on its own way;

Love is not irritable or resentful.

Love does not rejoice in wrongdoing;

Love rejoices in the truth. 

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.

Love endures all things.  Love never ends.” [1 Cor 13:4-8]

Love never stops loving. God never stops loving.

Created in God’s image and God’s likeness, our true nature is, therefore, to love always s God is love and we are his children, the children of Love.  In fact, are not the greatest commandments to love God and to love our neighbor?



Note 5: Seeking to know God’s will can be done anytime: the night before, and many do;  in the morning as a greater number do.  If you forget, you can always re-center yourself in Christ and do the exercise at anytime in the day. 

[Read the Nineveh Spiritual Disciplines for more insight into what it means to be: (1) where God wants you to be, (2) doing what God wants you to be doing and (3) doing it with the mind of Christ as God wills.]



Note 6:

Jesus Commands Sanctification

Be boundless in goodness as your heavenly Father’s goodness is boundless.”  [Mt 5:48] “Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.” [Mt 5:48]

Jesus prays for our sanctification:

“Father, sanctify them in truth; your word is truth.  ...  And for the sake of ______, I sanctify myself, so that ______ also may be sanctified in truth.”  [ Jn 17:17, 19]

Christ modeled sanctification—virtue-filled living—in the gospels. That means that sanctification or holiness is the same as becoming ever more like Christ in virtue 24/7.

Jesus taught sanctification:

As a beginner’s manual on sanctification, read Jesus’ teachings in the Sermon on the Mount, starting from Matthew 5:13 and ending at Matthew 7:27.  After learning and starting to live by theses teachings, go back and ponder Jesus’ Beatitudes teachings of Matthew 5:1-12.

Matthew 5:13 Begins: “You are the salt of the earth” ... and “the light of the world.” [Mt 5:13-16]  So as to be that salt and light, the rest of the Sermon on the Mount teaches us how we are to live to be that salt and light.

Three Core Salt/Light  Commandments:

Do not demean, ever!  Jesus equates unregulated anger, manifest in demeaning another person, with murder. [Mt 5:21-22]

Do not worry! Jesus equates worrying as a sin of doubting and not trusting in the pure goodness of God.  “O you of little faith.” [Mt 6:25-34]. “Seek God the Father’s will first;” “not my will ABBA but your will be done” and all else will be give you as well.

Do not lust! Jesus considers lusting s anti-gospel, so anti-body of Christ and so destructive of relationships that he not only equates lusting of the heart as adultery but also warns one to take drastic step to stop it immediately or risk being thrown into the everlasting fire. [Mt 5:27-30]

Strategies on Lusting: We coach people to immediately replace images of lusting with thoughts of that person as God’s beloved daughter or son.

We coach this based on our Ground Zero training that makes us aware that God created us to be the Supreme Court Judges of the thoughts and images that we will allow to take root in our minds.  We count on the assured help of the Holy Spirit to root out any thoughts and images that are against  Jesus’ gospel teachings.

The Holy Spirit will give us the necessary self-control and also the power over our imagination so that we can transform the temptation to lust into a trigger to think and live purity of life.

Sanctification can be summed up:

A new commandment I give you:  “Love one another as I have loved you”.  [Jn:13:34-35]

The Holy Spirit is our sanctification coach

The Holy Spirit will bring to mind Jesus’ gospel teachings so you can follow them more confidently, will teach you to counter thoughts that tempt you to think or act against Jesus’  gospel, will guide you in recognizing the lies that the Evil One, the world and the flesh pop into your flow of thoughts to lead you astray and will convict you of your sins, encourage you to repent immediately, assure you of complete forgiveness, and restore the joy of your salvation.  [Jn 14:15-17, 25-26; 16:7-11; Ps 51]

Sanctification=discipleship=more like Christ.

You will so trust God that you will grow in confidence that together with God you can overcoming all temptations and enduring tribulations when they comes, and, in good times and difficult times, go about doing Abba’s will of pure goodness 24/7 with a meek and humble heart as Jesus did.

A Cautionary Red Flag to Note 6

This Christ-Centered, Spiritual Discipline is about your Sanctification. It is not about your Salvation. By dying for you, Christ has assured the forgiveness of your sins and won your salvation  from eternal alienation from Love, from  God. Nothing you ever have done or could do can save you, except believing that it is Jesus who has saved you out of love for you and for the Father.

Therefore, pursue your sanctification, with gratitude and thanksgiving for all that Christ Jesus has done for you.  In partnership with the Spirit, pursue “having the mind of Christ 24/7”  with all your heart,  all your strength,  all your  mind and all your soul.  



Note 7: If you already have your own processes to know God’s will for you each day, continue in the gospel grounded ways the Spirit has taught you. However, notes 1-6 and the  Nineveh Spiritual Discipline always apply to you too.




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