God, as we have seen previously, is a good God. He wants to share all His goodness and all He has with us, because He loves us.
“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirits that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs – heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.” (Rom. 8:16,17).
The true children of God inherit all things in Christ because of God’s great love and generosity to His children.
“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (Rom. 8:17). God is not holding back. He is a rich Father who will give you what you need and more! The more you believe this, the more you will see it in your life!
We should pray because God will give good things to those who ask Him! (Matthew 7:7-11)
God’s Will for us is good. God’s will is not defined as anything that happens, but what He declares is His desire for us in His Word, which is also His Will. His Will includes:
1. His commandments (what He wants us to do and how He wants us to be)
2. His Promises (What He wants to do for us).
We will now take a brief look at God’s will for His children – first in the natural order, then in the spiritual (1 Corinthians 15:46)
God’s will is healing and health for his children ( Ex 15.26; Ps 103.3; 3Jn 2; Is 53:4,5; 1 Pet. 2:22; Acts 10:38). For further understanding of this part of our salvation in Christ, study the lesson entitled “The Good News“.
God’s will is prosperity (having all you need and more for you, your family, and your ministry) ( 3 John 2; Is. 48:17; Pr. 10:22; 2 Cor 9:8),
God’s will is that we know forgiveness (1 Jn 1:8,9)
God’s will is that we may not sin (1 John 2:1). He desires that we be obedient in all things that He reveals to us (Php 2:12,13).
God’s will is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17), hope (positive expectation of good) and faith (Rom 15:13) to be permanent characteristics of our life.
God’s will is that we be filled with love (Romans 5:5)
God’s will is deliverance for his children. In Matthew 15:26 Jesus calls deliverance from evil spirits “the children’s bread”. That is the very basic thing that anyone would provide for his children – bread.
The problems that we and others experience therefore is not due to God’s will. The problem is with us. Are we are willing to agree with His Will, to be submissive members of His family, to co-operate with Him, to receive His love and to obey His Word through His grace and power? Every person should consider carefully their own attitude on this point.