Luke 4:18 


Understanding what God wants for us isn’t something that happens overnight. It is something that we work hard for as believers.

  1. Do you know what God wants for you?

Let’s talk about that work. What does that work look like?

The work consists of spiritually feasting on the Word of God. That means that we don’t just read verses of Scripture. We seek a deeper understanding of how the Bible applies to our lives and real-world situations today. Psalm 119:103 mentions how His Word is as sweet as honey. “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth.”

It is more than just prayer—but honest and sincere discussions with the Lord and listening to the heavens’ answers. And when we listen to those answers, we do it with more than our ears, acting on the answers we get.

Then there is fellowshipping others around us. And fellowshipping means lifting one another up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

To gain a deeper understanding of God, it is important that we intentionally place ourselves in situations where we can experience His presence and align ourselves with His will. This requires making choices that honor our faith and integrity and avoiding things that could compromise them.

We must guard our hearts and minds against negative influences, such as toxic relationships or harmful habits, which are things that can distract us from our spiritual journey.

When we better understand what the Lord wants for us, we can live more fulfilling, and purpose-driven lives. It may be challenging at times, but the rewards of a closer relationship with God and a purpose-driven life make the journey well worth the effort.


1. Write down two ways you can gain a deeper understanding on what God wants for you.

2. Commit Luke 4:18 to memory.



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