Monday, February 6, 2017

"His Will Be Done?"

"Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven."  Matthew 6:10

When Jesus taught His disciples what we call the Lord's Prayer, He didn't do it so that they would have something else to memorize.  It was a pattern of how they should pray.  And not only pray it like a memory verse, but He intended for them to be a "doer" of what they were praying.  For example the part that says:  "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done."  He intended for them, and us, to live out His will in our lives, not just quote some words. 

When we say, "Thy will be done", do we really mean it?  Do we want His will done in our lives?  Do we want to walk in His divine will as we go through life?  Or does it just sound "nice" or "spiritual" to say it?

Many would say that they truly want His will.  But what if His will speaks to you and says to sell all you have and give it to the poor?  What if His will says to fast for forty days?  What if His will says to change jobs?  Or quit your job and take care of your aging parents?  What if His will desires to send you to the mission field overseas?  What if it takes you out of your comfort zone (which it does more times than not)?  What if His will tells you to witness to the clerk who is checking you out at the grocery store? 

It is easy to say, "Thy will be done" when you don't think it will make any demands on you.  And when it is something you don't mind doing.  Are you willing to be obedient should His will really mean "His will be done"?  Or are those just words you are reciting? 

Have a great day.  Thy will be done means- Thy will be done.

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