I often struggle with knowing just exactly what God's will is. All to often, I get some idea in my head of what that might be based solely on a feeling I have. (My husband, bless his soul, is patiently helping me learn and understand that feelings are fine and dandy but not always solid foundation material) Anyway, one thing that my love has been helping me to see is that God's word clearly maps out what His will is.
So, in my reading I have been on the lookout for "God's will" verses. There are a lot of them.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
God's Will: Rejoice in Him. Pray to Him. Give thanks to Him.
" He has told you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?"
God's Will: Justice, Kindness, Humbleness.
1 Timothy 6:11
"But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.
God's Will: That we seek righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, and gentleness with our lives.
"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world."
God's Will: Take care of orphans and widows and keep yourself pure.
2 Corinthians 13:11
" Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you."
God's Will: Rejoice, seek restoration, comfort each other, don't argue, and let peace reign.
"Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people."
God's Will: Respectful and obedient to those in authority, prepared to do good, speak kindness not evil, don't argue, be gentle and courteous.