Do Your Will God!
Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. – Matthew 6:10
Check out last Sunday’s sermon here.
When you pray, do not add empty phrases to your prayer, thinking that God will hear you (Matthew 6:7). This is especially helpful when you pray the common phrase, “Let your will be done, God.”
Asking God to do His will should never mean, “God do something that I am clueless to because I do not know your ways.” Of course, God’s ways are beyond human comprehension (Romans 11:33), but consider how much you do know about what God wills.
…this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. – John 6:40
For this is the will of God, your sanctification… -1 Thessalonians 4:3
The Lord will reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations. -Psalm 146:10
You will never comprehend (in this life) many of God’s ways, and yet you are gifted with the greatest knowledge of God’s will. He is making all things right. He has made a way. He always accomplishes His purposes.
Asking that God’s will be done never means, “God I am afraid to ask that you work in specific ways because I fear that You may not answer my prayer. So, I will just pray that your will be done.” No, ask for God’s will to be done because you believe ultimately that His plan should be your greatest desire. You ask for His will because He truly knows what is best, knowing your every need.
…your Father knows what you need before you ask him. – Matthew 6:8.
So ask! Just ask. Ask specifically. Ask with confidence in the Father as you approach through the Son (Ephesians 3:12, James 1:6). And, if you want to know how to ask better, Let God’s will in His Word open for you the realities of life, revealing your greatest needs and God’s ultimate goal.
Asking that God’s will be done never means, “God do your will, and give me my desires, even if they are outside of your will.”
No, ask God to do His will because God’s will and purpose is, and always will be the ultimate establishment of His Kingdom. He is reigning now and will reign so that all the earth will worship Him.
Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.” – Revelation 11:15.
Ask with all your heart that God would move in this world, through you, through His people, to make His name known and cherished. Ask for God to do His will, a request for cataclysmic, miraculous, heart-changing, life-transforming action. May this never again be a cheapened filler phrase, devoid of meaning and desire.
So, Father we pray, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).