From the September, 2000 issue of Touchstone
Knowing God’s Will by Thomas S. Buchanan

Knowing God’s Will

This is the confidence that we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.
—1 John 5:14

A friend once had a roommate who earnestly sought God’s will in all aspects of her life. When she went grocery shopping, she would agonize over which brand of lima beans God wanted her to purchase. Such thoughts could be paralyzing: “O Lord, the Green Giant brand is cheaper, but I’m not sure giants are Christian. . . .” One day, my friend entered her apartment to find that everything was messy. The table, chairs, and sofa all felt greasy. Even the lampshades were stained with an oily substance. She asked her r . . .


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