Sunday, 4th May 2014
Rev Daniel Poon
Have we ever wonder, “what is the purpose of my life?” Our lives are full of questions and some people searched all their life, but didn’t find the answers they wanted. This morning, Rev Daniel reminded us the importance to know the Will of God for us. When we live according to God’s Will, everything will be easier, and we will no longer need to struggle in searching for our purpose and our identities.
It says in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” And from this verse, we can find three indicators, which guide us in realizing the Will of God for us.
1. To live a joyful life
The Fruit of Joy is “Generosity”, “Peace” and “Stability”. Jesus loved us first so we can love others unconditionally. Nobody likes negative things to be around them, therefore choose the joyful life, then we will be generous to give, have peace in all situations, and maintain the stability to consistently walk on the God-given path of grace.
2. To pray continually
Jesus prayed in Luke22:42, “Yet not my will, but yours be done.” Rev. Daniel reminded us to bring our focus back in prayers. We should no longer pray for what we thing we need, but for God’s will to come to us. Because after all, only God knows what’s best for us.
3. To give thanks in all circumstances
In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, it says, “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Instead of seeing the problems and difficulties that come across in our lives, why not give thanks for the things we have? It’s time to open our eyes and see God has actually provided all we need, and given us a clear direction for us to live. When we start to give thanks, we will see things differently, and easier to live in God’s Will.
Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Walk with God, listen to His Will, and do as He commanded. God is faithful, He will never leave or forsake His chosen ones.
The question we should ask today is: Do I really want to live according to the will of God?