And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. 13 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.


God has a plan for His people, and He graciously reveals it to us so that we can accomplish His will to advance His kingdom.  We plan to break this passage down into at least 4, possibly articles.  The breakdown will be as follows.

  • We Must Recognize the Possibility of Finding God’s Will (Col.1:9)
  • We Must Embrace the Purpose of Following God’s Will (Col. 1:10)
  • We Must Adopt the Process of Fulfilling God’s Will (Col. 1:10-12)
  • We Must Relish the Privilege of Freedom in God’s Will (Col. 1:13-14)


Also, there may be an article from my book, “Renewing Your Mind Spiritually,” called “Rescued from the Domain of Darkness.” We believe that God has a plan for each Christian. I believe that everyone of us has a place in the family of faith whereby we can use the talents He has bestowed upon us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus.” (2. Peter 3:18) I believe that each of has at least one talent, perhaps many more that we can use to grow as Christians and help others find their way into the marvelous light of the gospel, the Church of the Lord Jesus.  Now, we must point out that just because we have a talent or talents, we sometime don’t use or apply them. We must seek after God’s will in our life. This comes by. Prayer and Bible Study, asking God’s Holy Spirit to assist us in this pilgrimage of faith.  If we do, God is faithful and equip us for the Christian life.  This passage teaches us how we can determine God’s will for our lives, both individually and as a corporate family of faith.