Prayer Week Three: The Will of God
“Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
Have you ever thought about the will of God? How about the will of God as it directly relates to us personally? We know “that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us,” but have we really considered His will – that working that is in heaven that we would truly desire to see it come down here and be amidst us on the earth?
When we take the Scriptures in their totality, we find that the will of God has less to do with our temporal receiving and experiencing good things, although there certainly is an overflow and reality of this in God’s grace, love and joy, but rather more has to do with our being and doing.
The doing, such as, “faith without works,” and, “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus,” all revolves around “being” a child of God as being a chief reality. It is within the context of God’s will regarding our first “being” as a reality that we must consider, not only our starting point, but our continual growth in the temporal life as we prepare for an everlasting eternity.
Over the next couple weeks we will consider our reality of being especially as it relates to prayer and God’s will. Therefore, this week let us consider our praying and God’s will in the passages below.
“For this is the will of God, your sanctification… For God has not called us for the purposes of impurity, but in sanctification. So he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you.”
“Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification[holiness; purity] without which no one will see the Lord.”
Let us consider this in our own lives, and as we pray, let us intercede for the church to this end unto Christ. For we know if we ask anything as to God’s will, He hears us and we shall be given that which is of His purposes and will.
Jeremy B. Strang
Christian. Husband. Father. Author.
 1 John 5:14
 James 2:14-26
 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
 1 Thessalonians 4:3, 7-8
 Hebrews 12:14