WHAT IS THE LORD’S WILL FOR MY CHRISTIAN LIFE?
by Shawn Brasseaux
The primary question that Christian believers often ponder is, “What is the Lord’s will for my life?” Hence, we will dedicate this Bible study to addressing that very issue. Let us first understand how the Christian life began, and that will then help us comprehend how it operates. Dear readers, we will now search the Scriptures to see what things are so.
According to Colossians 2:6-7: “ As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:  Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” The Bible says that our Christian lives in this the Dispensation of Grace operate just as they began: “as” we were saved, “so” will be our daily living. In other words, both our initial sanctification (salvation in Christ, salvation from the penalty of sin in hell) and our practical sanctification (salvation in Christ, salvation from sin’s power over our lives) operate on the same principle. According to the Bible, how we are saved from hell is the answer to how we are saved from sin having dominion over us on a daily basis (practical Christian living).
Let us break down Colossians 2:6-7 into its basic components, and then we will understand how the Christian life operates.
“AS YE HAVE THEREFORE RECEIVED CHRIST JESUS THE LORD”
Think about the time when you were saved, when you first trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour. At that time, you realized that you did not and could not measure up to God’s righteous standards. Despite the “best” you could do, you were still unable to save yourself. As Romans 3:19-20 affirms: “ Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.  Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.”
“By the law is the knowledge of sin.” The Mosaic Law is like a mirror. It shows you who you are (a sinner), but it has no power to make you something else (a saint). When you, as a lost, hell-bound sinner, realized that you were dead in your trespasses and sins, and you could do nothing in your own strength to measure up to God’s standard of righteousness, you trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ’s finished crosswork as sufficient payment for those sins. You could not pay your own sin debt in order to get to heaven, so God the Son, Jesus Christ, came to pay it for you. His precious blood was shed on Calvary’s cross in order to atone for your sins. “Christ died for our sins” (1 Corinthians 15:3). “For God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). And Romans 10:10a says, “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness….”
Romans 4:3-5 summarizes: “ For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.  Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.  But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”
Romans chapter 3 continues: “ But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;  Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;  Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:  Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;  To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.  Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.  Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.”
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). When you heard the Gospel of the Grace of God—that Jesus Christ died for your sins, He was buried, and He was raised again the third day for your justification (Romans 4:24-25; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)—you placed your faith/trust in it. In that instant, the Bible says that God the Father applied Jesus Christ’s righteousness to your account (imputation). That is, He cleared your sin debt (forgiveness) and then gave you a perfect standing in His Son (justification/righteousness)! This is positional sanctification: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). Being “in Christ” is a permanent position. It can never, ever, ever be lost because you never, ever, ever did anything to get it anyway! It is yours free because of what Jesus Christ did!
We Christians are in Christ. Thus, we have a new nature in Christ. Just as the old sin nature produces fruits (sins [note the plural form]), the new nature we have in Christ produces fruits as well (good works). This is how the Christian life operates.
“SO WALK YE IN HIM”
When the Apostle Paul prayed for the Philippians, notice what he prayed in chapter 1: “ And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;  That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;  Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God” (Philippians 1:9-11).
Every believer is to be “filled with the fruits of righteousness” indeed, but notice, the Bible’s clarification “which are by Jesus Christ.” Just as our salvation from hell (eternal salvation) depends on Jesus Christ’s performance, not our efforts, so our salvation from sin’s dominion over us (in our daily living) also depends on Jesus Christ’s performance, not our efforts. Remember what we read in Colossians 2:6-7 earlier. The Christian life is not us doing good deeds in order to make God happy with us (that is religion and legalism/Law-keeping). The Christian life is really Jesus Christ doing the work in and through us, living in and through us, because God is happy with us in Christ (that is grace living)! Only Jesus Christ can live His life.
If our performance was not able to make God happy with us to keep us out of hell, will our performance be any better in trying to live the Christian life? No, because no matter how hard we try, we can never do things perfectly. We cannot even go one day without breaking at least one of the Ten Commandments—that is what sin is. Today, thankfully, God is not dealing with us on the basis of our performance. To wit, we are not under Israel’s legalistic (Law-keeping) system of “do good and I will bless you,” but rather under the system of His grace, “I have already blessed you in My Son and He will do good in and through you.” We will deal with this in more detail later.
The Bible talks about the fruit of the old sin nature, the “works of the flesh:” “adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envying, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like” (Galatians 5:19-21). But God’s Word also discusses the fruit of the new nature we have in Jesus Christ (the “fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ;” Philippians 1:11): “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23).
How do we get “the fruit of the Spirit” in our lives? The Holy Spirit lives within each and every member of the Church the Body of Christ. Read 1 Corinthians 6:19: “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” The Bible says, “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13). “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16).
God the Holy Spirit works within us to produce good works, and the way He does this is by using sound Bible doctrine that we study and believe. Read 1 Thessalonians 2:13: “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.” The Word of God will work in us to accomplish God’s will only when we believe the Word of God rightly divided. If we do not believe God’s Word, then we will “quench the Spirit,” preventing Him from operating in our lives and keeping Him from manifesting Jesus Christ’s life in and through us (1 Thessalonians 5:19).
“Walking in Him” simply means walking in the new identity we have in Jesus Christ! We are not making ourselves holy using rites, rituals, ceremonies, et cetera, in religion. We are just behaving in accordance with our holy standing before Father God. We are simply living Bibles, for all the lost world to see and read.
“ROOTED AND BUILT UP IN HIM”
In Adam, we were dead. “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins… Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)” (Ephesians 2:1,5). Now, God the Father has made us alive in Jesus Christ. But, more so, we have Jesus Christ’s resurrection life.
The key to the Christian life is to remember that it is Jesus Christ’s life, not our life! Many professing Christians fail to understand that. Religious works has so distracted them from Jesus Christ’s efforts and made them focus on their own efforts. God the Father has given us life in and through Jesus Christ, in order for that life to manifest itself in and through us. To be “rooted in [Christ]” is to understand and believe that He is the source of the Christian life, the source of the life we now have in Him. Just as a plant is rooted in the soil and receives life and nutrients via those roots so the plant can grow, we are to grow in Jesus Christ.
Notice Ephesians 4:14-16: “ That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;  But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:  From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.”
To be “built up in [Christ]” means to allow that life of Jesus Christ to live in and through us. It is to let the Holy Spirit have greater and greater control over us, as we walk by faith in God’s Word to us, making steady progress in an understanding what God’s Word says. This is spiritual maturity. God does not want babies for children. He wants fully functioning saints, mature Christian men and women, who know what He is doing and who delight in accomplishing that work with Him!
Paul demonstrates how the Christian life operates on the basis of Christ’s death and resurrection, in Romans chapter 6: “ Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.  For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:  Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.  For he that is dead is freed from sin.  Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:  Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.  For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.  Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
When Jesus Christ died on Calvary’s cross, the Bible says we died with Him. He “died unto sin once,” and we Christians are now dead to sin, too. Sin does not have to dominate our lives as it did when we were lost and going to hell. When Jesus Christ was raised again, the Bible says we were also raised to “walk in newness of life.” This is the Christian life, as opposed to the old lifestyle. We are freed from sin (verse 7). We are dead to sin, but alive unto God through our Lord Jesus Christ (verse 11). This is what the Bible says, and we trust it, we count it to be right and true. By trusting that doctrine, it gives the Holy Spirit resources to work in us for Jesus Christ’s glory. He will use that doctrine to transform our mind (spirit) first, then our soul, and that will result in physical actions (good works)!
Two of the classic verses about Christian living are Romans 12:1-2: “ I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” The life of Jesus Christ Himself will then be literally manifested in and through your body! (By the way, you may want to read the first 11 chapters of Romans, which are the background for chapter 12, verses 1 and 2.) After discussing all of that doctrine, Paul then tells us to “present our bodies a living sacrifice,” our “reasonable service,” our intelligent service. It is only logical that God’s Word will transform our minds as we read it, and that transformed mind will result in transformed actions!
When talking to the Ephesian church leaders, Paul said: “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified” (Acts 20:32). The message of God’s grace to us in Christ—this doctrine we just briefly discussed—will build us up “in Him” (Colossians 2:7). This issue of “building up” will be further discussed in the next section.
We will now look at four simple verses. Galatians 2:20-21: “ I am crucified with Christ: neverthless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.  I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.” And Colossians 3:4: “…Christ, who is our life….” Finally, Philippians 1:21: “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Again, we do not serve God under the Mosaic Law system of commandment keeping. It is Jesus Christ serving Father God in and through us! It is the life of Jesus Christ Himself!
The Christian life is really Jesus Christ living His life in and through Christians who walk by faith in His Word to them!
“STABLISHED IN THE FAITH”
The word “stablished” simply means “stabilized.” It is not the same as “established,” which means “fixed on a foundation.” “Stablishment” is to ensure that you stay on that foundation, that you not wobble or sway from solid doctrinal ground. As we saw earlier very briefly, God does not want us to be “children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:” (Ephesians 4:14-15). Our heavenly Father wants spiritually mature Christians who can identify and enjoy sound Bible doctrine, not naïve children who believe anything and everything they read (thereby falling prey to false teaching / Satan’s deception). Too many Christian people today are ignorant of what really matters. They are not studying their Bibles, but rather everything else. They quote denominational literature, creeds, statements of faith, et cetera, but they know little to nothing about what the Bible actually says.
Romans 16:25-26 explains “stablished in the faith:” “ Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,  But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:” According to these two verses, God will bring stability to our lives using a three-fold process:
- “my gospel”—Paul’s Gospel that declares that Christ died for our sins, He was buried, and He was raised again for our justification (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). This was how we were saved, and thus began our Christian walk.
- “the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery”—Paul’s epistles of Romans through Philemon. These 13 epistles are God’s Word written directly to us Gentiles in this the Dispensation of Grace. In Paul’s epistles alone, we find our doctrine, our duty, our walk, and our destiny as members of the Church the Body of Christ. This “secret” information that God once withheld from mankind has now been revealed through the Apostle Paul’s writings.
- “the scriptures of the prophets”—these are all the non-Pauline books of the Bible (Genesis-Malachi, Matthew-John, early Acts, Hebrews-Revelation), but understood in light of the doctrine revealed in Paul’s epistles. These too are God’s Word, and we study them as well, but they are not written to or about This is actually Israel’s program and doctrine, and we do not apply it to us.
Point #2 is of great importance in our study here because it provides information as to how the Christian life operates in the Dispensation of Grace. We cannot find that information outside of Paul’s epistles. Paul is “the apostle of the Gentiles” (Romans 11:13): he is the spokesman the Lord Jesus Christ sent to us. Paul’s epistles are “the faith”—the body of doctrine—that specifically applies to us in this the Dispensation of Grace. Rather than going back to the “weak and beggarly” (Galatians 4:9) system of Mosaic Law-keeping, we understand through Paul that we “are not under the law, but under grace” (Romans 6:14-15). As we noted earlier, God is not dealing with us on the basis of our performance. We are not under Israel’s legalistic (Law-keeping) system of “do good and I will bless you,” but rather under the system of His grace, “I have already blessed you in My Son and He will do good in and through you.” And please do not misunderstand, we are under grace not law, but God still cares how we live! Titus 2:11-13 explains: “ For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,  Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;  Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;”
Grace is everything that God can do for you through the finished crosswork of Jesus Christ at Calvary! As we discussed earlier, when Jesus Christ died, we died with Him, and when He was raised again, we were raised again. On that basis, God can now save us from eternal hellfire, as well as give us daily victory over sin. We read earlier that we are dead to sin and alive unto God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Sin is not who we are anymore, so it makes no sense for us to continue living in sin. This is the renewed mind, the way God thinks about us, and the way He wants us Christians to think about ourselves! “Denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.” We are to think soberly, we are to live righteously, and we are to have godly character.
“AS YE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT”
God’s will is to have all people saved and His will is that all saved people will come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4). God wants you to learn His Word, dear friend! The Bible says that God gave “apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers” to the Church the Body of Christ “for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-12). While these spiritual gifts are no longer operating, we have the completed Word of God that takes the place of those spiritual gifts. We now have a completed revelation from God. A bishop should be “apt [able] to teach” (1 Timothy 3:2). Church leaders are ordained of God to teach His Word, the Holy Bible, pure and simple, in order for Jesus Christ’s people to be spiritually strengthened (“edified”). As a dear Christian brother once stated, “Your Christian life will not operate on the basis of ignorance!”
Yet, look around at Christendom today. Nearly 2,000 years after God’s written Word was completed, and the professing church has no more idea about what God wants it to do than it did before the Bible was written! Most “Bible-believing” churches are just not teaching the pure Holy Bible. Again, they are preaching and teaching false Bible versions and denominational systems. No wonder most professing Christians lack any spiritual understanding about the Bible. They are learning little to nothing in “church!” They lack spiritual growth, so they become more and more misled with false doctrine (Ephesians 4:14), just as a physical body suffering malnutrition is subject to weakness and sickness. The Body of Christ is afflicted with many a “doctrinal diseases” because they have not used God’s Word God’s way. They have not rightly divided the Word of Truth and caused great damage in the souls of many, lost and saved alike (2 Timothy 2:15-18). They have confused themselves with Israel and stolen her verses.
God gave us His written Word, the Holy Bible, in order to teach us about Himself and His purpose and plan for creation. Remember, Satan has his own purpose and plan for creation, so he has his false teachers and false Bible versions—beware! “Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee” (1 Timothy 4:16). “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2). “[Christ in you, the hope of glory] we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:” (Colossians 1:28). And Acts 20:28-30: “ Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.  For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.  Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.”
Understanding and placing our faith in that written Word will then make us “perfect,” able to be used of God to the fullest extent possible: “ All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). This is why Bible study is so important, especially personal Bible study. Note: “Perfect” here does not mean sinless; it means “throughly furnished unto all good works” (spiritually mature, able to do anything and everything that God wants done). It is also important to remember that the Bible versions issue is significant. If we do not have the right Bible, then we have no hope of knowing God’s pure Word. We thus emphasize the use of the King James Bible, God’s preserved Word for us as English-speaking people. This cannot be stressed enough, dear friends. Modern English Bible translations are not safe!
Now consider 1 Corinthians 2:13: “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” The Holy Spirit teaches us His Holy Word as we read and consider it. We are then expected to believe what we read. Let us look at some cross-references: “Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)” (Ephesians 3:4). “Consider what I say, and the Lord give thee understanding in all things” (2 Timothy 2:7). “Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine” (1 Timothy 4:13).
“ABOUNDING THEREIN WITH THANKSGIVING”
My dear brethren, when we realize the full impact of what our Heavenly Father has done for us in and through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ, we cannot help but have an attitude of gratitude toward Him. God’s Word will fill our hearts (souls) and it will just burst forth in thanksgiving and song! Imagine, such a holy, powerful God would want to have anything to do with a sinful, weakly human race! As you grow more and more in God’s Word, studying especially Paul’s epistles of Romans through Philemon, you will come to know the Lord Jesus Christ more and more. You will appreciate Him and what He has done for you more and more. You will enjoy Him and His will more and more. It will become such a delight! Misery in religion will just fade away!
- Psalm 30:12: “To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.”
- Psalm 70:30: “I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.”
- Psalm 75:1: “Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.”
- Psalm 106:1: “Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.”
- Psalm 116:17: “I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.”
- Psalm 118:29: “O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.”
- 1 Corinthians 15:57: “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
- 2 Corinthians 2:14: “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.”
- 2 Corinthians 4:15: “For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.”
- 2 Corinthians 9:15: “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”
- Ephesians 5:4b: “but rather giving of thanks”
- Philippians 4:6: “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
- Colossians 1:12: “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:”
- Colossians 3:16-17: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”
- Colossians 4:2: “Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;”
- 1 Thessalonians 5:18: “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
- Hebrews 13:15: “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.”
Colossians 2:6-7: “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”
In summary, God’s will for the Christian is for him or her to study His Word, the Holy King James Bible, on a daily basis. God the Holy Spirit will then use that doctrine that was studied and believed and work in the Christian for God’s glory. The result will be the very life of Jesus Christ manifested in and through the Christian. This is “grace living,” not law-keeping! Three great passages that deal with specifics of Christian living are Romans chapter 12, Ephesians chapter 4, and Colossians chapter 3, and you are encouraged to read those passages, too. They are very handy to re-read and memorize verses from, that deal with daily Christian living.
While by no means exhaustive, this “brief” study attempted to capture the highlights. You are strongly encouraged to read Paul’s epistles, Romans through Philemon, to find all the details. Also, you can see the three studies linked below that provide additional insight into Christian living and Bible understanding. It is the author’s hope and prayer that you can benefit from these materials, and that you reach others with them. This information is not being taught as it should, and that is why the Body of Christ is so doctrinally weak.
Dear saint, above all, may you grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ who loved you and gave Himself for you (Galatians 2:20). May you walk by faith in an intelligent understanding of who God has made you in Him, so He can then manifest His life in and through you. That, ultimately, is God’s will for your Christian life!
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