Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Will of God

 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification.  I Thess. 4:3

It is the Word of God alone,
      The written Word, I mean,
By which the will of God is known,
      For there His ways are seen.

The Bible is the way by which
       The Holy Spirit leads,
And he will fall into a ditch
      Who to another heeds.

If you would grow in every grace,
       And have your mind renewed,
The Bible is the only place
      To find your proper food.

And if you need to yet be led
       In matters more concrete,
Like where to go and whom to wed,
      His Word is still complete.

For though the answers won’t be spelled
      In letters in the sky,
The wisdom in His Word beheld
      Will guide you by and by.

You think you need to hear a voice
      Specifically for you,
That offers not a bit of choice,
      But tells you what to do.

But God has not ordained thereby
       To guide how each man lives;
He leaves us freedom to apply
       The principles He gives.

When searching for God’s will for you,
There’s just one place to look.
The things that He would have you do
      Are written in the Book.

Nita Brainard

April 9, 2009

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