Thursday, September 24, 2015

Why To Pray, “Your Will Be Done”

In review of Matthew 6:10 it says, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

Bottom Line:
May your kingdom come soon and you will be done here just as it is in heaven.

What this means to me:
I eagerly wait in anticipation for your will to be done, it is what is best for me and what I truly desire.

Each time I pray is a form of worship to God. Jesus taught that when I pray, I should commit myself to God’s will. Scriptures tell me in Romans 12:2 that his will is good and perfect and it fits me. Part of my connecting with God each day is my saying, “God, what is your will for me today? And that I want to do it.”

In Heaven, God’s will is done perfectly. However on Earth God’s will is not always done. I believe that is why I am to pray, “Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” It’s me saying, “God, I want to submit to you. I want to do what you want me to do.”

I suppose I can pray “Your will be done” in three different ways. I could say it in resentment: “Your will be done, but I don’t like it.” I could say it in resignation: “Your will be done, because I can’t help it.” Or I can say it in anticipation: “Your will be done, because I know it is the best, and that’s what I want for my life today!”

Besides who knows best but my heavenly Father. I can fully trust him. I believe that is what it means to say, “Your will be done.”

In summary, I will eagerly wait in anticipation for your will to be done, it is what is best for me and what I truly desire going forward. This morning I pray, “God, I know your will for my life is better than anything I can ever dream up. I want to give you my life and I want your will done in and around my life.” I would also like to keep in mind going forward that the statement, “your will be done” is all about trusting you with anticipation, to do what is best for my life and those around me.

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