What in the world is God up to and what does He want me to do? These are the questions bouncing off the walls of many homes today. I have had many conversations over the last year with people grappling with the will of God and seeking wisdom to find it. To be able to navigate this new season we have been thrown into we will need spiritual discernment to follow the Father’s heart for us and His world.
As I write this blog I’m sipping a robust cup of Cappuccino at Stag Coffee reminded of supernatural miracles of the Lord and His leading. I think about how the Spirit used impressions, passions, people, prayer, a Bible study and circumstances to provide this unique opportunity. In fact, when I look back at countless other miracles and leadings of the LORD the same rhythms are usually present.
One of the ways to find the Father’s heart and join Him is taking time to look at Jesus. Jesus is fixated on completely following His Father’s will. Countless times in the Gospels He states:
“I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by Himself; He can do only what He sees His Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.” John 5:19
If Jesus made it His priority to keep His focus totally on watching and doing what the Father does we should do the same. Because Jesus is the exact image of the Father (Hebrews 1:3) we need to saturate our lives with looking at and knowing Jesus. Spiritual discernment must always start and end with Jesus, who is the wisdom of God.
One of my spiritual practices is to continually read through the Gospels and mediate on everything Jesus does to learn from Him and how He lived in complete unity with the Father’s heart. Because Jesus lives in me-by the miracle of grace-I should be able to know my Father’s heart more and more just as He did on earth. We are called to see where His Spirit is actively working and join Him in bringing His Kingdom to earth as Jesus did.
Story after story in the Gospel of John displays how Jesus lived only to please His Father by discerning and doing His will. If you are seeking to discern the Father’s voice in your life John will be a helpful teacher.
Jesus uncovered the Father’s will and miracles came to the world both in His life and death which brought eternal impact. Our world is in desperate need of sons and daughters of the Father who know His heart and will follow it, miracles will result for His glory. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus the writer of your unfolding story and let Him carry you into the Father’s will.
I’m continually on a quest to learn how to discern His voice and I would love to hear from you. What miracles have you witnessed? How have you discerned the will of the Father? Together we can encourage one another as we-as the body of Christ-work as one to follow Him.
Please feel free to post or email your thoughts so we can grow and discern together.
Shalom to you all!