The Essential App


It’s likely that the majority of you reading this own a smartphone. What if I told you that there was a new app that could change your life? It’s free. You just type in these words in the app store search box: “God’s Will,” under the Christian Life tag.

Once you download it, every morning, all you have to do is just open the app, it finds you, it finds today, and then does a satellite link to God. All within seconds. A map comes up on your screen with the little green dot and little red dot with a trail in between that represents your day. As you start out, all you have to do is follow the instructions and you will be given God’s will—every moment, as you go.

No more wondering, wandering, stressing, blowing it and having to ask forgiveness for getting off-track. Just like the Maps app, you simply do what it tells you, go where it says, and you arrive at God’s will.

As awesome and as simple as that sounds, what if your phone battery goes dead? What happens if you lose or break your phone? Get lazy or busy and forget to access the app? What if you disagreed with what it tells you or you decide you prefer to do something else? What if someone made fun of you for using the app? Even challenged you to not use it, but to wing it to see what happens? What other issues might arise from using The God’s Will app?

I think it’s safe to say that if God wanted us to have that, He is creative enough to provide it. Here’s why we will never have that download available . . . He loves us.

He doesn’t give us the end of the day at the start of the day, or divulge where the road leads when we begin, or tell us all the details of the journey, because He loves us. He wants us to walk with Him, talk to Him, listen to Him, live in a relationship with Him, as we walk, as we go—as in “Follow Me”—which, by the way, when Jesus said those words to the fishermen, He didn’t indicate where they would go, or what they’d be doing, or for how long. The instructions to get to God’s will, was simply then, as it is today—“Follow Me.”

App is short for application. The application for us is the journey. The journey is the relationship. The relationship is Jesus. Download . . .

I am the Vine and you are the branches. Get your life from Me. Then I will live in you and you will give much fruit. You can do nothing without Me. —John 15:5 NLV


Frankie Rainey March 26, 2013

Robert, I don't always say thank you for your posts (I am always tankful), but this time I wanted to take time. Thank you for another practical helpful word. I am off to meet with my Journey Group (mentoring, discipling) in a few minutes and I plan to share this with them. All is well here. I trust all is well with you and yours. Frankie

Michael Deorouen March 27, 2013

Cannot figure out how to get the app. What is the Christian Life tag? Put God's Will in the search box in the app store and this does not come up. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

    Robert Noland March 27, 2013

    Hey man. Thanks for reaching out. I wrote this article intro as a fictional or metaphorical thought. It starts out "What if I told you..." I go on to explain in the article why this app will never be available. I was just using it as an illustration to make a point. Thanks for your support!

      Michael Deorouen March 28, 2013

      Ok, well that's embarrassing. Sounds like a good idea though. the link to God should have been my clue. I guess I should read more closely. Oh well. Love the sight.

        Robert Noland March 28, 2013

        All good, man. Thanks so much for your support!

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