Thy will be done …

Prayer brings our desires into line with God’s. We most desire that His ‘will be done on earth as it is in heaven.’ Before the world began God purposed to redeem man. His will, set forth in heaven, was carried out on earth by Christ. Jesus, understanding the spiritual and physical agonies of his sacrificial death before him, closed his prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane with: “Not my will, but thine be done.”In obedience to the Father’s will, he had, over the course of his life and ministry, prepared his heart and mind to undergo the tortures that were to befall him on our behalf.He had told his disciples, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work” (John 4:34). Jesus’ ministry was the “Will of Heaven” being “Done on Earth!”We carry on that work. The Father’s will in heaven is that all people be saved. His will is done on earth every time we confess the name of Jesus. Cease every opportunity.The Father’s will in heaven is that angels minister to the saints. His will is done on earth as they fulfill their ministries amongst Christians—much is done that we have little understanding. We walk by faith in the presence of angels.The Father’s will in heaven is that angels glorify Him in worship. His will is done on earth as we offer ourselves, as living sacrifices, bring God glory on earth. We reflect the Saviour’s compassion by sharing his love in and through the church.Simply put: God’s will on earth is done when we are obedient to it.Praise God that we have the most glorious of examples:Jesus, “humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross (Philippians 2:8).John StaigerIf you have been blessed by this message, please feel free to: Like, Comment or Share it with your friends. (321)

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