Thy Will Be Done
Do you give your all for the world, for the people close to you, for God? We need to not only be open to God's will for our lives, but for His will for helping all humanity. Think about it, what are the qualities that you find in a good friend, a good mentor? They are humble, giving, open-minded and they not only listen, but advise you the best they can. This encompasses a trustworthy friend. As a part of our faith, we cannot just trust God, but learn to live out our lives with trust, for how our lives will turn out, and for how we treat our neighbour.
Today's Gospel states:'For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. "You have heard that it was said to the men of old, `You shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment.' But I say to you that every one who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother shall be liable to the council, and whoever says, `You fool!' shall be liable to the hell of fire. So if you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Make friends quickly with your accuser, while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison; truly, I say to you, you will never get out till you have paid the last penny'(Matthew 5:20-26).
In order to put trust in God, we need to be open-minded and listen to His will for us. This includes in the people around us, who know us best. We are a people of faith, not a person, and need to work as a community and build each other up. What are some areas where God is asking you to step up, to put yourself out there and be a part of a community? Take some time and ask God to let His will be done in your life, trust.
Today's prayer comes from 'knowing Jesus' a prayer to know God's will in my life:
Lord at times I just wish that You would send me a letter or call me on the telephone.. and let me know with clarity what Your will is for my life, so that I may fulfil all the plans that You have purposed that You have for me. Help me to lay aside my own personal preferences and learn to say, Thy will be done. Equip me I pray, to recognise Your gentle promptings and the wise counsel that is hidden in Your word – and keep me from being swayed by my own fleshly inclinations. Tenderise my heart so that I am able to discern the nudges and tugs from the Holy Spirit and give me wisdom to make godly choices as I patiently wait for Your designated time. Lord although it would be amazing to have a letter or call from You, I do recognise that we are to live this life by faith and not by sight or sound - visions or dreams – so help me to keep my focus on the Lord Jesus, knowing that the closer I draw to Him, the more I will forget myself and my own desires and the more I will discover Who You are and What You desire of me- this I ask in Jesus name, Amen