Topic: Whose Will? [Wednesday 31, May 2017]
Read: Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV)
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine
is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Bible in One Year: Acts 20-21, Jeremiah 38:24-39:10, Hymn: Sing hymn 11
“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.” – Romans 12:2
God is a God of purpose and He is highly organised. He plans far ahead
of His deeds. For instance, Ephesians 1:4 says that long before God laid
the foundations of the earth, He had already chosen us to live a holy
and blameless life before Him. God knows exactly what He wants and where
He is going. God could not have created the world and everything in it
without a definite plan and purpose for His creation (Isaiah 45:18).
He has a will which is clearly revealed by His word. May God cause you
to know His plan for your life and give you the grace to follow it in
From the teaching of Jesus commonly known as “the Lord’s prayer”, one
thing is very clear: only the will of God is done in Heaven where He
dwells. No one can violate His will or commandment over there and
continue to stay there. He cannot live with rebels; hence, Lucifer and
the angels who rebelled against God were thrown out of Heaven (Isaiah 14:12-15).
Everyone and everything existing in Heaven conforms to God’s will and
plan, and they all make Him happy. How about on earth? Since the fall of
man, Satan and his demons have done a lot to cause men to take after
their rebellious path. For this reason, Jesus Christ came so that we can
once again unite with those in Heaven in doing God’s will and pursuing
His pleasure. Matthew 6:10 says,
“Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”
Why were you saved? God saved you so that you can join His family in
Heaven in doing His will. David had this understanding, and so he said
in Psalm 143:10:
“Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.”
You are here on earth to do His will and not to please yourself (Romans 12:2). For this reason, Colossians 1:16
says we were created by Him and for Him. You were created for His
purpose. At the end of time, only those who followed God’s will
diligently on earth will be translated to continue doing so in Heaven.
Whose will are you following? Are you daily doing God’s will or yours?
Prayer Point: Father, teach and grant me grace to do Your will with all my heart.
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Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God,
one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the
President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.
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