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Nov 15

A Little Kneeology…… Matthew 6:10 (NLT) “……. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.”

Matthew 6:10 (NLT) “……. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.”      As Jesus answered the disciple’s question as to how to pray, He emphasized the need to pray for God’s will to be done, but what is God’s will? To know His will requires us to invest a certain amount of intimate time with God, in His Word and through prayer. This brings up the question, “How often do you pray to know God’s will versus just praying for your will to be done?”  I wonder for those of us who are involved in various ministries just how often do we really spend time in asking the will of God for His ministries to which we have been called to manage?  By the same token, if our lives have been surrendered to God, how often do we ask His will for our lives? We are quick to convey our will and needs in our prayers to the Lord, but how often do we meditate on the will of God, how often do we ask what is His will for our lives, or even for the day?  I am reminded of a recent conversation with a pastor that was telling me all the plans he had for his new church and ministry.  After about twenty minutes of blowing and going, I asked, “Have you asked God what is His will for His ministry that He has given over to you to manage?  His reply was, “Oh, I know what has to be done because I have planned this all out for a long time and know exactly what I want to do.”  Consequently, that is most often the case with most, our will and plans, our ownership of that which we really don’t own at all.  “On earth as it is in heaven” speaks of God’s sovereignty, His will throughout and over all creation and especially those who are defined by His name.  It speaks of an attitude of spirit and heart, an attitude of obedience in living out His will in our daily lives as people of the Kingdom.  Being within His will is the key to a genuine in an intimate relationship with God, the desire to remain in His will in all that we do and are about.  Amen?

NOTW, Bro. Mike

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