Knowing God’s Will

Ephesians 5:3-20 says, “3But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; 4Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. 5For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 7Be not ye therefore partakers with them. 8For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 11And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. 13But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. 14Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 15See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. 18And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns  and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Oftentimes, people question what the will of God is. If you are filled with the Spirit, you do not have to be anxious about whether or not you are in the will of the LORD! It is not about you trying to discover God’s will is for your life, but it is knowing who He is, spending quality time with the Father in daily in prayer and meditation. All evangelism is is opening up about what God is doing on the inside. 
The evidence of being filled with the spirit is understanding the will of the LORD, speaking to our spirit the songs of heaven in worship to God while always playing a melody in our hearts, and always giving thanks to Him. If we do not have a lifestyle of worship and have a passion for worshipping Him, then we are NOT filled with the Spirit! 
So, what is the will of God? From Ephesians 5, we learn it is:
  1. Living a lifestyle of thanks by not committing the sins that will refrain us from inheriting the kingdom of Heaven.
  2. Being saved from experiencing God’s wrath. 
  3. Becoming children of the light, bearing fruit in goodness, righteousness and truth.
  4. Refusing to fellowship with darkness, but walking in communion with the Spirit. 
  5. Awakening from your sleep and complacency. 
  6. Redeeming the time!
Therefore, if you are not function in each of these things, it is time to be filled, or even refilled, with the Spirit of God. There are no limits to being filled with His glory! Ask for it and pursue His presence more and more!