Thy Will Be Done

The Lord’s Prayer: “Thy Will Be Done, On Earth as It Is in Heaven”
(Matthew 6:10)

1. God’s will is an expression of His character and love. (Matthew 6:9; Jeremiah 29:11; Isaiah 55:8-9)

2. Knowing God’s will is possible through His Word. (Psalm 119:18; 1 John 5:3; Psalm 119:47; 2 Timothy 3:14-17)

3. Through prayerful, obedient believers, God’s will is accomplished on earth as it is in Heaven. (Matthew 6:10; Acts 6:4; Colossians 1:9-10)

4. We submit to God’s will following the example of Jesus. (Romans 12:2; John 6:38; Luke 22:42)

Seven guidelines in finding and doing God’s will:
(W. Phillip Keller, A Layman Looks at the Lord’s Prayer)

1. Is what I am concerned about in agreement with what is expressed in His word? If so fine, if not, don’t do it!

2. Have you faced a similar situation before? If so what did God reveal to you at that time? If you made a mistake, don’t repeat it!

3. If the decision is difficult, seek godly counsel. (Proverbs 11:14)

4. Make the decision a matter of quiet and earnest prayer. Ask the Father to impress on your spirit what is the proper course of action. (James 1:5 )

5. Don’t ignore the common sense that God has given you.

6. Take your time. Do not make hasty and impatient decisions. God is seldom in a rush about things.

7. Anticipate that the passage of time will either open or close a door of opportunity. This should be recognized with a sense of peace and acceptance.
The Will of God (author unknown)

The will of God will never take you,
Where the Grace of God cannot keep you,
Where the Arms of God cannot support you,
Where the Riches of God cannot supply your needs,
Where the Power of God cannot endow you.

The will of God will never take you,
Where the Spirit of God cannot work through you,
Where the Wisdom of God cannot teach you,
Where the Army of God cannot protect you,
Where the Hands of God cannot mold you.

The will of God will never take you,
Where the Love of God cannot enfold you,
Where the Mercies of God cannot calm you,
Where the Peace of God cannot calm your fears,
Where the Authority of God cannot overrule you.

The will of God will never take you
Where the Comfort of God cannot dry your tears,
Where the Word of God cannot feed you,
Where the Miracles of God cannot be done for you,
Where the Omnipresence of God cannot find you.

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