Gods Will.


So many people ask me in frustration,
“WHAT IS GOD’S WILL FOR ME? Can you help me discern it?”
As if I have some all-knowing answer!
Here are some Bible verses for those of us seeking God’s will in our lives.
All are from the NIV. My personal favorite is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18*

I pray that this might help you, as you give your frustration to God.
Be at peace, dear soul.
If you have a project in mind, perhaps start it by praying to God,
“Stop me if You don’t want me to do this, and bless me if You do.”
If there are several things you think God is calling you to do, write them down,
pray over them, then offer up your list to God saying,
“What would You like to bless on my list?”
Put the list in your Bible and then be proactive . . .
This might just change your life!
Remember Grandma Moses. She began her life in her eighties! It’s never too late!
Stop your winging and go for it.
I really pray that this might help you.
Please let me know how it does.

Fr. Nigel Mumford+

Romans 12:2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is, His good, pleasing and perfect will.

Exodus 18:15
Moses answered his father-in-law, “. . .the people come to me to seek God’s will.”

Mark 3:35
[Jesus said,] “Whoever does God’s will is My brother and My sister and mother.”

Romans 15:32
. . . so that I [Paul] may come to you with joy by the will of God, and in your company be refreshed.

1 Thessalonians 4:3
It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality.

* 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Peter 2:15-16
For it is God’s will that by doing good, you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.
Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.

1 Peter 3:17
For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

1 Peter 4:19
So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.


About Fr. Nigel

Fr. Mumford is a husband, priest, author (four books) and public speaker with a focus on the healing ministry of Jesus. He is a former Royal Marine Commando Drill Instructor. He was called to this ministry in 1990 and was ordained 2005. He is the president of By His Wounds Inc. A not for profit ministry helping war zone veterans heal with The Welcome Home Initiative. For more info please go to www.byhiswoundsministry.org
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2 Responses to Gods Will.

  1. What a helpful post! Yes, God’s will is ever a challenge to discern. I find that Romans 15:32 is key for me because of its reference to joy. When am I most joyful? When I engage in the talents He has given me. Creativity in art, writing, intercession. . . any or all of these put me in the receiving mode for His will. And joy received is an opportunity to give joy. . . it becomes a cycle of an everlasting Epiphany!
    Beverly Wirth

  2. kathy says:

    AMEN!!! His will is revealed in His Word and He IS the Word.The servant works in unison with the servant but it is the Master who directs all. Bless you Fr.

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