God’s Written Will – Positive
Much of God’s will for your life has already been revealed in the Word of God. Through both positive and negative commands, He has provided a wealth of information for you to study and obey.
In looking at the positive commands, Jesus Christ gave many definite, positive commands. For example, He said that Christians are to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” in Mark 16:15. This includes you. You do not need to spend hours in earnest prayer to determine whether or not you should share the Gospel message with others.
Every command in the Bible which is addressed to Christians is a part of God’s will for your life. Some of the positive commands are:
Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart.” John 13:35, “Love one another.” I Corinthians 10:31, “Do all to the glory of God.” John 15:4, “Abide in me.” Ephesians 5:18, “Be filled with the Spirit.” James 1:22, “Be doers of the Word.” II Peter 3:18, “Grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” I Thessalonians 5:17, “Pray without ceasing.” I Thessalonians 5:18, “In every thing give thanks.“
And hundreds more could be listed. Our response to these commands should be wholehearted obedience. As you study God’s Word, you should underline each command you discover and begin that very day to obey it. Our life would be so much more fulfilled if we would do this daily.