How to Have a Great Day (Monday 22nd Feb 2016)

Daily Devotional
**THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL**  Monday 22nd February:
Pastor Chris PhD

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding (Colossians 1:9).

The word translated “knowledge” above is the Greek “Epignosis”; a special kind of knowledge. It actually means precise, accurate, and absolute knowledge that can only come by revelation; it’s the kind of knowledge that comes from God’s Spirit.

Not many have the knowledge of God’s will for their lives. Not many function with wisdom and spiritual understanding. They’re hoping that they’re functioning in God’s will; hoping that things will turn out right, but the Spirit’s desire is that you be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. This will stand you out, and make you a wonder to your world, because you won’t think or reason like the natural man.

Consider Jesus: a man was brought to Him, who was born deaf and dumb. When Jesus saw him, He didn’t respond like others would have responded, on the basis of their limited, earthly understanding. He didn’t say, “You know, he was born that way; there’s nothing anyone can do for him”; no! He had a different understanding; He had spiritual insight. He knew what led to the problem, and how to fix it.

The Bible says, “...he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain” (Mark 7:33-35). You couldn’t find that in the hospital, the laboratory, or through science. This was spiritual understanding expressed. Jesus knew that life, human life, is spiritual.

This is how God expects us to live. Your thought pattern, perception of everything and of every situation, should be from God’s perspective and interpretation; it should be from God’s standpoint, not man’s. He wants you to have spiritual insight; knowing what to do at all times; knowing His will and functioning accordingly at all times. This happens through meditation on the Word, and fellowship with the Holy Spirit.

Dear heavenly Father, as I meditate on the Word today, the eyes of my understanding are enlightened to know your will and purpose, and walk accordingly. Grace and peace are multiplied to me today, through the knowledge of your Word, in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Amen.

Ephesians 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Philemon 1:6 That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:Mark 5:21-43, Leviticus 22-232 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:Acts 20:25-38, Psalm 35-36

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