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Asking for God’s Will to be Done

John 6:38-40(NLT)—38) “For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me, not to do what I want. 39) And this is the will of God, that I should not lose even one of all those He has given Me, but that I should raise them to eternal life at the last day. 40) For it is My Father’s will that all who see His Son and believe in Him should have eternal life that I should raise them at the last day.”

God’s true purpose for us is to do His Will so He may work through us. He has told us what His will is—to bring people to Him so Jesus can raise them with His believers when Jesus returns on the last day.

Let us seek God’s will first. Instead of doing our own thing, the ideal thing to do is pray when we wake up and ask what His will is for us that day. Asking for the Holy Spirit’s guidance throughout the day will keep us on track and in tune with Him and His will.

That is God’s will; but we know it does not work out that way because of all the unbelievers in our world. If all believers did what we were called to do, Jesus would have many more people to take to heaven when He comes for the rapture of the church.

Doing God’s will does not guarantee a comfortable life. I’ll use Mary as an example: Mary did the will of God when she bore Jesus. She went through many rough times. Poor Joseph didn’t know what to think at first when she had to tell him she was with child. Back in those days imagine what people thought of her—being in that position out of wedlock. They had to travel a long way by foot while she was almost to give birth. When they arrived they didn’t have a place to stay—except in a stable where animals lived. Her life was not easy, especially at the end of Jesus’ life when He was crucified; she had to watch her Son suffer and die. It’s hard to lose a child, no matter how old he is. When He rose on the third day, Mary knew He had fulfilled God’s will.

1 John 5:14-15(NLT)—14) And we can be confident that he will listen to us whenever we ask Him for anything in line with His will.15) And if we know He is listening when we make our requests, we can be sure that He will give us what we ask for.

Imagine praying for God’s will to be done.  For example: “Father God,I know how important it is, so today please send an unbeliever who is ready to meet you into my path. I know that this is your will and I am confident that you will send someone today. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.”  Let’s see how many souls we can win for the Lord today.

 

 

About Susan

I have always enjoyed writing little things, poems, devotionals, little short stories and bible studies. I love God and want to glorify His name and I love praising Him. I live in upstate New York with my Chihuahua-Snowball. My children are grown and left me with an empty nest. I have lots of time on my hands and love to fill it with God’s Word.

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