God’s Will Is Good

God's Will is Good by Elizabeth George

Do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:2

This verse found in Romans 12 is the key to understanding what it means to follow God with all your heart.

It starts with a command, “Do not be conformed to this world”, and continues with how to obey that command, “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind”. This is followed by the promise, “That you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

What an incredible promise! To know and live out God’s will should be every Christian’s desire and dream. His will is what we should strive after and we should desire to exist in the center of His astounding will. But what do we know from this verse about God’s will?

God’s will is good. His will for you reflects one of His most compelling attributes–His goodness. We have a good God. His goodness is settled forever. While circumstances around you and involving you may be difficult, hard, or downright miserable, know that God is at work, eventually (and sometimes not until eternity) making all things good.

We also, as believers, can trust that if life changes need to be made, He will be with you, guiding you, directing you, and protecting you.

Renew your mind with this truth, this promise, this fact, this certainty, this assurance. You can cry out to God for wisdom and discernment as you deal with difficult events in life. This is how you renew your mind. Rather than succumbing to your fears or shame, you can choose to think on God’s truth, faithfulness, and guidance. Believe you have a good God who causes all things, including His will, to work together for your good (Romans 8:28).

RESPOND:

Thank you, Lord, for allowing us to live in your perfect will. Renew our minds, that we may not be conformed to the world. Amen.

RENEWING RESOURCES:

Delve into 1 Timothy with Elizabeth George as she shares how women can deepen their Christian walk, paying special attention to their focus and intentionally placing God at the center of everything. Pursuing Godliness makes the quest for godliness an exciting and practical journey!

REFLECT:

How can I see God’s goodness around me? How have I seen God faithfulness or goodness in difficult times?

REMEMBER:

Renew your mind by pursuing God’s Word, and continue to seek Him for wisdom when the difficulties of life seem overwhelming.


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Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


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