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What’s Love Got To Do With It? « Corey Evan | Worship Leader

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Ever have trouble figuring out what God’s will is for your life? Ever wonder if your present course of action is “God’s best” for you? It’s not as complicated to know God’s plan as we make it. God wants us to know what to do and how to do it. In fact, He has gone to great lengths to ensure that we could always know what His plan is for our life. The Bible says that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. That means that all of the wisdom and instruction of the Father became a living breathing example to us on how to live and what to do. We don’t have to live confused, frustrated lives if we will simply open our Bibles and see what it has to say.

In Philipians chapter 1 Paul says some very interesting things about knowing God’s will for our lives. First, in verse 6, he says that “He who has begun a good work in us will complete it”. Talk about good news! That takes the pressure off of us and lays it where it belongs, on the broad shoulders of our Father. We don’t have to be in control. We don’t have to have all the answers. We just have to trust that the “Alpha”  who started it will also be the “Omega” that completes it.

The next thing Paul says is a key to knowing God’s will that is often overlooked. He says in verse 9 that his prayer for the people of that church was that they would abound more and more in their depth and insight of love, so that they would be able to know what God’s best is. His prayer was that they would understand the will of God by deepening their understanding of love. My thought when I read that was: “What does love have to do with it?” How can I know what I’m suppose to do with my life by understanding more about what love is? Then it dawned on me that love is never out of season. Love is never out of line or inappropriate. When I am motivated by love in whatever I’m doing I am in line with God’s character.

God is love. God’s will is love. He desires that we do nothing out of selfish ambition or for self-serving reasons, but rather that we would be willing to lay our own lives down if necessary for a cause greater than ourselves. Jesus said that no greater love existed than to lay down our lives for our friends. A purpose that we are not willing to die for isn’t a God given destiny. If love is at work in my dreams, goals, or ideas, I will have a willingness in me to sacrifice for them. God’s purpose for our lives is always about people. People matter to Him, and He was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for people even when we didn’t deserve it. When we understand that kind of love, God’s plan for our own lives will come into better focus.