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The Blessedness of Living In The Center of God's Will

Updated on June 2, 2011

The Blessedness of Living In The Center of God’s Will

Wait for the Lord and keep his way.

He will exalt you to inherit the land;

When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.

I heve seen a wicked and a ruthless man

Flourishing like a green tree in its native soil,

But he soon passed away and was no more,

Though I looked for him, he could not be found.

Consider the blameless, observe the upright ;

There is a future for a man of peace.

But all sinners will be destroyed ;

The future of the wicked will be cut off.

The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;

He is their stronghold in time of trouble.

The Lord helps them and delivers them ;

He delivers them from the wicked and saves them,

Because they take refuge in Him.

Psalm 37 : 34-40

Which is the best way to live our earthly life ?

Is it to follow the ways of the majority to work hard, earn as much as you can, enjoy as much as you can, store riches and lay up treasures, invest and strive hard to achieve the very best.

These things are not bad but we should not rest our confidence and security upon the “great things” this earthly life could offer. Apart from the ways and will of God, there is no true enjoyment. Although you possess the best things this life has to offer, living apart from God’s ways and outside the center of His will is the most miserable life.

For living in wickedness and worldliness apart from the will of God does not guarantee a promising future though it is a life of affluence. The ungodly has no future. They can never be part of the eternal Kingdom of God. After their earthly life, only judgement and destruction awaits them. Their future is only up to this earthly life.

The righteous, those living in the center of God’s will are much blessed. For God has prepared a very great and awesome future for them. They are part of the everlasting and indestructible kingdom of God.. Though they may be just poor and simple people who are deprived of the many “great things” this earthly life could offer, they will enjoy a marvelous eternity with God. They could always look forward to a promising future in the eternal kingdom of God as it is written in I John 2:17:

The world and its desires pass away but the man who does the will of God lives

forever.”

The righteous are also blessed because they can always look up to the Lord for their protection in times of trouble and danger. In times of distress the Lord is a mighty shield to His righteous ones. As it is written in Proverbs 18:10;

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run to it and are safe.”

We can only have much confidence to call on the name of the Lord if we are living blameless lives. Thus perfect security in life can be found only upon living in the center of God’s will. For what will you do with your great material possessions such as a palatial house, flashy cars, fat bank account if they will not guarantee you a place in the eternal Kingdom of God. You cannot look forward for a marvelous life beyond death’s door. And what is our life here on earth ? It is just a breath, it is just a glimpse of moment in comparison to eternity. Living apart from God’s will and ways all you have to look forward is an earthly life then judgement and eternal doom.

There are so much sources of distresses in the world today , it is best to live according to God’s will and ways so that we can have perfect refuge in times of trouble. So the best way to live our earthly life is to live moment by moment in the center of God’s will. For only in living this way, we can achieve the perfect confidence and security in life. This coming New Year let us strive hard to live in the center of God’s will moment by moment of our life.. This is the best resolution we can make for the New Year.

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    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Hi Raymond Tremain it is great to hear from you again. Thanks for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Your visit and comment is a great encouragement to me. Blessings and regards.

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      Raymond Tremain 

      7 years ago from Metro Manila Philippines

      Cristina, this is a great write I must say so, its a blessing that we think alike as I just wrote in thoughts.com, something much the same as you have here, well I'm going to rewrite it here as soon as I finish. (Its called ASK GOD)

      God loves you

      Ramon xo

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Hi Tamarajo it is great to hear from you again. Thank you for taking time to read this hub. Your visit and comment is much appreciated. The best way to live our earthly life is to live moment by moment in the center of God's will. For in doing so we receive God's richest blessings, a heavenly reward and a life of protection. Remain blessed always and regards.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Hi Dave Mathews thanks for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Your comment is indeed a great encouragement to me. I am glad that you are blessed by this hub. Remain blessed always and regards.

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      Tamarajo 

      7 years ago

      I think the true feelings that everyone looks for in so many other things and ways, fulfillment, joy, and accomplishment actually are found by living in His will and knowing that your doing what you were created and designed to do. What could be more satisfying than that?

      All the earthly successes and pursuits are counterfeits of the real thing.

      Encouraging hub.

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      Dave Mathews 

      7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Ate Cristina what a blessed writing you have created here. God is reaching deep inside you to inspire such work. Be abundantly blest dear Ate Cristina.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Hi DeBorrah K. Ogans Thank you for appreciating this hub. I find your comment very encouraging. Thank you for a visit it is much appreciated. Truly perfect confidence and security in life can only be found in the Lord. It is best to remain in the center of God's will so we will have the confidence to call on His name in times of distress. Blessings to you and your family always and regards.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      7 years ago from Manila

      Hi UlrikeGrace it is great to hear from you again. Your comment is a great encouragement to me. Thank you for appreciating this hub. Your visit and comment is much appreciated. Amidst struggles and trials we have to remain firm in doing the will of God and living according to His ways. Only by doing so we can have a perfect security in times of difficulties. Blessings to you. A blessed christmas to you also and your family. Regards.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      7 years ago

      Cristina, Beautiful, Inspirational and absolutely lovely!

      “The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; He is their stronghold in time of trouble. The Lord helps them and delivers them ;He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, Because they take refuge in Him.” Amen & AMEN!

      God truly is our refuge and ever present HELP… As you also stated: “The righteous are also blessed because they can always look up to the Lord for their protection in times of trouble and danger. In times of distress the Lord is a mighty shield to His righteous ones. As it is written in Proverbs 18:10;“The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run to it and are safe.” Praise GOD! Thank you for sharing these wonderful and encouraging words! May we find continued rest and Peace as we strive to live in the “Blessed center of God’s will…”

      Thank you for sharing your wise insight, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU!

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      UlrikeGrace 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Ah cristina327, I so needed to read this, this morning. Thank you for these wise words of wisdom and the gentle yet strong encouragement to continue to follow the ways of the Lord, God's will no matter how tough it gets. God's will is not tough, sometimes resisting my own way is. May God bless you as we move into the celebration of Jesus first coming and into the new year. Love Ulrike Grace

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