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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Praying God’s Will”
Praying in accordance to God’s will is saying, “Your will be done on earth and in my life.”
If anyone knew the power of prayer and how to pray it would be Jesus, the second person of the Godhead come to earth to redeem us, and bring us back into that right relationship with our heavenly Father.
“For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.” (John 6:38)
This prayer isn’t easy. Jesus realized God’s will meant His death, but still He prayed God’s will be done. As a result all who believe in Him will not perish once this life is over, but will have eternal life (John 3:16).
Jesus agonized knowing His fate was to endure the physical and emotional pain of the cross. The physical pain of having His hands and feet pierced along with His eventual death. But there was also the emotional pain knowing that for the first time before time began that He and the Father would be separated, because He would take upon Himself our sins.
Yet still Jesus prayed, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” (Luke 22:42)
What is God’s will? The answer lies in whatever furthers God’s kingdom.
This would include our personal relationship with God, which includes the Great Commandment.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might … (and) You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-19)
It also included the Great Commission, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19)
This is God’s will, but how this looks in each of our lives is going to be different, because God has a different calling for each of us.
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