Will of God (Separate page)

       Quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White with the word . . .

                W i l l    o f    g o d        (  17  RELATED  PHRASES )                     

                       The  phrase  'Will of God'  appears  2,723  times in the published writings of EGW          See page on Original site                                                       

         +     Desire to know and do the will of God     (under construction)

         +     Must understand the Will of God   (  )

         +    To do the will of God   ( 285 )     >   Seek to know and to do the will of God

       . . .  to  the  Will  of  God

              +     According to the Will of God   (45)

              +     Contrary to  the  will  of  God   ( 49 )    >   working contrary to the will of God  ( 3 )

              +     Opposition to the will of God  (  )    >   opposition to the will of God

                  Subjection to the Will of God   ( 59 )

              +     submisstion to the will of God  (  )

Let the worker show his growth in grace by submission to the will of God. Thus he will gain a rich experience. As in faith he receives, believes, and obeys Christ’s words, there will be an intensity of effort; there will be cherished a faith that works by love and purifies the soul. The fruit of the Spirit will be seen in the life, and the efficiency of the Spirit will be seen in the work. { 7T 38.5} 

 

               g o d 's   w i l l                                                                        

                Related Phrases:       God's Plan      >     God's Plans   (123)

    see  also     +      God's Way       >     God's Plans and Ways   ( 7 )

          +    God's  will    ( 851 )     +     God's Will and Way    (27)     >    Obedience to God's Will and Way

          +     It is God's Will . . .     (41)      >     It is Not God's Will . . .   (32)

          +     Knowledge of God's Will   (  )

         +      to do God's will  (  )     see  To Do the Will of God  ( above )

 

                                       h i s    w i l l                                                                    

         +     ability to do His will  ( 9 )
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The sanctification set forth in the Scriptures embraces the entire being -- spirit, soul, and body. Paul prayed for the Thessalonians that their "whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Thessalonians 5:23. Again he writes to believers: "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God." Romans 12:1. In the time of ancient Israel every offering brought as a sacrifice to God was carefully examined. If any defect was discovered in the animal presented, it was refused; for God had commanded that the offering be "without blemish." So Christians are bidden to present their bodies, "a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God." In order to do this, all their powers must be preserved in the best possible condition. Every practice that weakens physical or mental strength unfits man for the service of his Creator. And will God be pleased with anything less than the best we can offer? Said Christ: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart." Those who do love God with all the heart will desire to give Him the best service of their life, and they will be constantly seeking to bring every power of their being into harmony with the laws that will promote their ability to do His will. They will not, by the indulgence of appetite or passion, enfeeble or defile the offering which they present to their heavenly Father.  Great Controversy page 473.2  Read entire chapter 27

 

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Where many have erred, was in not being careful in following God's ideas, but their own. Christ Himself declared, "The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do" (John 5:19). So utterly was He emptied of Himself that He made no schemes and plans. He lived accepting God's plans for Him, and the Father day by day unfolded His plans. If Jesus was so wholly dependent, and declared, "Whatsoever I see the Father do, that I do," how much more should human agents depend upon God for constant instruction, so that their lives might be the simple working out of God's plans! . . .  {HP 147.3}

 

It is not God’s will that His ministers should seek to be rich. Regarding this, Paul wrote to Timothy: “The love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.” By example as well as by precept, the ambassador for Christ is to “charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; that they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.” 1 Timothy 6:10, 11, 17-19. { AA 366.2}  { GW 340.2} 
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All true obedience comes from the heart. It was heart work with Christ. And if we consent, He will so identify Himself with our thoughts and aims, so blend our hearts and minds into conformity to His will, that when obeying Him we shall be but carrying out our own impulses. The will, refined and sanctified, will find its highest delight in doing His service. When we know God as it is our privilege to know Him, our life will be a life of continual obedience. Through an appreciation of the character of Christ, through communion with God, sin will become hateful to us. { DA 668.3} 

 

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