Many people ask themselves this question: What to do this year? And a lot of them would like to know the will of God for this year and for their life. They want to know from God if they should marry this boy or girl, they want to know if they work in the right place, they want to know what investments to make etc. In every detail they want to know God's will for their life. But what is the will of God?

The will of God is not hard to understand. It is not in a position, work or where you live. It is in the way you live your life. Micha says: 'The Lord has told you, what He requires of you: only act justly, to love loyalty and to walk humbly with your God '.
Jesus phrased, according to the law of Moses: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. And love your neighbour as yourself '. These sayings are guiding principles for the way we live. Whatever we do, wherever we live, whoever we meet, we are free if we act in accordance with these guiding principles. The living by these principles or 'words of life', as some call them, is our part of God's will.

God's part of God's will is: 'That what He wants to see happen, will happen'. If we do our part, God will take care of the rest and finish his world according to his plan. We don't need to worry about that. God will make this happen by his power and sovereignty. God will create and finish the world as He had in mind. This is not us working, but it is Him working throughout us. Throughout our acts and behaviour, good or bad. We don't have to be afraid about that.

The rest is freedom and grace. We can do what we like within the guiding principles God gave us. We can marry, build, create, work, love and do whatever we like and is needed. We are the crown of his creation, with an unprecedented power, freedom and authority in this world. We are called and able to create, build, love and work. Use it for good and don't get paralyzed by asking yourself if this is the will of God. Follow your heart and God's guiding principles in this. If God wants you to move or fulfil a specific task, He will tell you.

Know that we came with nothing and will leave with nothing. All we have, we received before and we have to give back afterwards. We just received it to use it for a certain time. Use it for good to multiply God's goodness and grace. Doing good, serving and loving people is fun and the core of life.
Live, love, serve and have joy with the people you meet. Fear God, enjoy his presence and intimacy and follow his guiding principles. God will take care of the rest and finish it.

Welcome in 2019