Deo Volente — trust God and do the next thing.

Deo Volente is Latin for “God willing.” The idea comes from James’ pen:

13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
—James 4:13-17

My wife has counseled countless ladies on the simple principle of trusting God and then do the next thing. Obey in the small task or responsibility right in front of you. Especially when confused, depressed, or at a loss of God’s voice. We know His will; it’s what He placed before us. Then He will reveal His heart and will to us more and more, as we joyfully obey from the heart.

[Thanks to a friend for sending me a text, signing off with Deo Volente.
Helped me make sense of God’s will right in front of me.]


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