“Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven…” (Matthew 6:14).
As God’s children, we ought to live our lives under the “umbrella” of God’s will as it has been presented to us in the Bible.
Last Sunday, the Old Testament reading contained the (well known) verse:
“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8). We’ve been “told” what God requires of us…it is in the Scriptures. The Psalmist reinforces for us the connection between God’s will and the Scriptures. ”I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart” (Psalms 40:8).
Knowing God’s will from the Scriptures and living under the “umbrella” of God’s will we are spared from “the rainy” days.
People often pray asking to know what God’s will is for a particular event or situation in life. There is a danger in this kind of prayer.
The danger is best illustrated by a story recorded in the Old Testament – the story of Balaam the prophet.
”And he said to them, “Lodge here tonight, and I will bring back word to you, as the LORD speaks to me.” So the princes of Moab stayed with Balaam” (Numbers 22:8). God told him, “Do not go with them…” (v.12).
You would have thought that that settled it. Well…it didn’t.
As if God would change his mind (will) if there is a better offer. Knowing what God’s will is it better be followed (for our own good) by obeying it.
As we pray, “Your will be done…” we have to believe firmly that God’s will is what the Bible tells us it is: good and acceptable and perfect.
One (of the most important) aspect of God’s will is our sanctification…with a clear clarification that it pertains to sexual immorality: any deviation from God’s design any abuse; distortion that human minds may come up with.
Pray that God’s will be done in your life!