david santistevan


The Will of God

Last night we began our “Fashionable” series, starting with Romans 12:1-2:

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:1-2).

This was my main thought: The will of God is more about WHO you are than WHAT you do.

So often we obsess over the details of WHAT God wants us to do that we neglect WHO we are becoming according to His Word.

Sometimes God speaks to our hearts and tells us what to do, where to go, what job to take. Other times, according to Romans 12, we are to make decisions based off a renewed mind. We are to discern what the will of God is in all situations because we are daily offering ourselves to God in surrender, not being conformed to this world, and having our minds renewed according to Scripture.

Here are some one-liner helps. Hope they are a help!

  • Make decisions based off a renewed mind
  • Knowing the will of God is developed from a lifestyle, not always a moment
  • Don’t use prayer as an excuse for doing nothing
  • There is something I can do now as I get to where I am going
  • Focus your life on principles of Scripture

Any thoughts?


July 1, 2009 - Posted by | Fashionable Series, Theology, Young Adult Ministry


  1. Good, timely words friend 🙂

    Comment by Aaron | July 1, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks bro. I miss all the good lessons we learned in college. Good times indeed.

      Comment by santahara | July 1, 2009 | Reply

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