Because straight is the gate and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (Matthew 7:14)
Apostle Paul had the foresight to pray a very necessary prayer for the body of Christ in Colosse, He was not praying for better homes, modes of transportation, finances and other material or worldly things. No, he prayed that they may know God in His fullness so that they may be pleasing to God, produce spiritual fruit and be strengthened.
For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Colossians 1:9-12
* God's will is important because . . .
® Knowing God's will is the key to prayer, spiritual growth and fruitfulness in our individual lives -
God's will is not only the key to prayer, it is the key to everything in our lives and on this earth!
Determines your eternal destiny -
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in Heaven. (Matthew 7:21)
It is the basis of our relationship with God -
For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother. (Mark 3:35 See also Matthew 12:50)
It provides direction -
O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. (Jeremiah 10:23)
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way. (Isaiah 53:6)
It provides knowledge of the future -
I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done. (Isaiah 46:9-10)
God has revealed His eternal plan for us also, do you believe it?