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Your Will Be Done (3 of 7)
Series: The Lord's Prayer
We are in a study on the Lord's prayer. Let's read it together:
Matthew 6:9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
This week, we will be talking about what it means when we PRAY, ''Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.''
The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever. (1 John 2:17 NIV)
The ''Will of God'' is one of the most difficult topics to cover in scripture because it is so broadly based. There are so many implications regarding my decisions and what happens as a result of my actions. We ask ''is this of God or not of God?'' We wonder about what is happening in the world and ask ''is this God's will?'' Let me help you.
Let me start by saying this: there is NO ONE EXCEPT JESUS that can walk perfectly in the will of God. Hate to burst your bubble about some people, but there is no one who hears and obeys the voice of God perfectly. Only Jesus. And Jesus said, John 5:19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, ''Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.''
That is why Jesus wants our PRAYER to be ''Lord, let Your will be done'' because we cannot do perfectly what the Father is doing.
So the will of God is not an arrival, it is a journey. We are ENDEAVORING to be in the will of God every day. So let's go to the Word and see what God says about His will. When we pray YOUR WILL BE DONE, it becomes our desire with all that we are to be in His will.
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