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Wednesday's Word: Thy Will Be Done On Earth As it Is In Heaven

Wednesday's Word

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Thy Will Be Done On Earth As it Is In Heaven



Matthew 6:10 Thy will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven

It seems that it’s just our human nature that puts such a high value on brevity;
Get to the point, give me the bottom line and cut to the chase are all familiar phrases that encourage quick and simple.
It’s no surprise that most people who “almost” read my posts, gauge how long it is first. This isn't condemnation; I can’t act like I’m not the same way but I do realize that there are quite a few long conversations worth having. I think our “fast” culture directly contributes to a lack of ability in deeply appreciating things. I believe that fully knowing the process allows for deeper appreciation. Our waking day presents us with many, MANY choices. Sadly, the reason behind promoting so many options is that it seems that it appeals to our individuality and therefore raises the probability that we can all be happy by choosing what suits us best. There’s a long conversation to be had but to cut to the chase: that’s not always true. Too many choices frustrate us and can make us non-committal to a particular option and once we do choose, the fundamental purpose of the choice is that it provide us some sort of real gratification or we quickly become distraught and regret the choice.

Here’s some verses that deal with God’s will. It’ll be your job to think on how often and how much time these things are considered in your heart and based on that frequency, you’ll see how much deeper The Disciples’ Prayer can go.

Here’s The Word;

Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.

Psalm 103:21 Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.

John 9:31 We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will.

Ephesians 1:9 he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,

Colossians 1:9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually

ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 1 Thessalonians 5:16 Rejoice always. 17 Pray without ceasing.18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.


Talk about not even scratching the surface. The thing we must realize is that our interaction with God HAS to be personal time spent with Him in His Word. Listening to great expositors is a wonderful thing and they can surely ‘stir’ your heart to motivation, joy or even beneficial conviction, but It’s the Holy Spirit in you that will wash and sanctify you by His Truth as you seek after Him.

So how often is it your choice to enjoy quiet time with God in His Word? Or has the illusion of happiness that comes from seeking after the many choices that come with any given waking day taken up most of your time? God’s will really isn’t hard to find once you’ve resolved that it’s available and it’s less about your happiness as it is about His holiness. I mean just think about it: The beings in Heaven aren’t robots and I imagine that they have the ability to reason and choose. However, they haven’t entangled themselves with a bunch of self-serving options, not because they’re ignorant of the idea, but because they KNOW they’ve chosen the best of all probably outcomes – intimacy with a Righteous, Compassionate and Holy God. I pray we “get that” down in our hearts when we pray “Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.”


In Him,
Cros

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