Our full Obedience to Him is the true test of our love for Christ and the secret to discovering, working out God’s will for our life.
(2 Cor 8:12 KJV) For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
As you continue to walk in the Spirit, He God will guide you in making the most important decisions of life. He will also guide you now in the daily, moment-by-moment decisions and actions of your life in accordance to His Will. He will change our plans. His plans are infinitely better than the very best we could ever conceive. We love Him because he first loved us. God’s love for us is the foundation of our obedience to Him. God doesn’t want us to obey Him out of fear, but rather He wants us to obey Him out of thankfulness for the gift of salvation He has given us. “For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, ’Abba, Father.’” (Romans 8:15) “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9) (2 Cor 5:8 KJV) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
The inner reality of the Holy Spirit transforms our relationship with God from an impersonal, distant relationship to a personal, intimate relationship where everything we do in life involves our relationship with Him – where we see God involved in everything we do through the eyes of faith. The Bible refers to this as “faith working through love” (Galatians 5:6) and being “led by the Spirit” (Galatians 5:18, Romans 8:14). This type of obedience is a dynamic reality that can’t be reduced to a list of do’s and don’ts. The specific commands of the moral law (i.e. do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not be drunk…) are simply a skeleton of the deeper reality of being led by the Spirit. It is the deeper reality that pleases God. The Bible speaks of this in various ways… “for whatever is not from faith is sin.” (Romans 14:23) “It is impossible to please God without faith.” (Hebrews 11:6)
Note God still requires of us all (1 Tim 6:18 KJV) That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
God postpones his second coming to give us all a chance to repent, to turn from evil
(2 Pet 3:9 KJV) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey.
Now just before Christ ascends to heaven, He gives His disciples their final marching orders: “But you shall receive power [dunamis] when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. . . .” Jesus links the Holy Spirit with power—dunamis , Similarly, Paul tells Timothy that Christians have not been given “a spirit of fear, but of power [dunamis] . . .” When combined, these verses show that the Holy Spirit gives a person the effectiveness for God’s will and God’s work to be done through him.
In the New Testament, the Greek word translated “power” is dunamis, the source of the English words dynamic and dynamite, both of which are easily associated with “power.” In addition, dunamis can also be translated “mighty works” and “wonderful works.” The implication is not just the capacity for activity or accomplishment, but actual actions and achievements of such magnitude that they inspire a sense of wonder in others. Similarly, dunamis is also translated “miracles” a few times. These powerful accomplishments, typically beyond normal human capability, refer both to things that Jesus Christ did,as well as works performed by God through others, such as the apostles
If you are willing to trust and obey God and live a holy life, God will reveal Himself to you and direct your steps as a way of life. We all need to abide in Jesus Christ, to maintain our first love for Him, and to walk in the power of His Holy Spirit, and we will be next fully in the will of God.