1. “I delight to do your will, O God. Your law is engraved upon my heart.”
2. “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work.” John 4:34
Ahhhhh! What a relief, what a delight, what a treat it is to do His will and His work. Such peace and comfort is mine, even as I face the “giants” of daily demands. If my delight is to do His will, and He gives me the desires of my heart. I come full circle with Him! What a good, good Father!
1Thessalonians 5:24, “Faithful is the One who calls you, and He will do it.” He will do it, because I am on HIS to-do list! How awesome is that?! But can I actually expect that the Holy Spirit will lead me in the daily working-out of God’s good pleasure? I stake my life on it.
In Ephesians 2:10, Paul writes, “We are God’s masterpiece, created for good works in Christ, which the Lord prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
In Jeremiah 29:11-13, God speaks through the prophet: “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me and I will listen. And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”
This is His promise. So I pray. I seek Him with all my heart! When I wake up, I pray. When I run, I pray. Continually throughout the day, I pray. When I know I need His counsel before taking the next step, I pray. When I hear of burdens weighing heavily on others, I pray. His will won’t take me where His grace can’t keep me. Pray. Obey. Praise Him, for HE IS FAITHFUL!
I may not always understand His will, and I may fail in my attempts to listen and obey, but He has given me a heart that longs for Him. I know how much I need him! And I desire to know and to do His will, His way. If necessary, I ask Him to overtake my will. Stop me in my tracks if I’m off course, Lord!
Our first love will always lead the way. So it matters what we love the most. In any given moment on any given day, may we have eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart to obey the One who gave His life so that we could find ours. Jesus.
Whether a course change is convenient or inconvenient, whether a task is beautifully joy-filled, or painfully difficult, whether I feel exhausted, tested, or rested, may I always be ready and willing to surrender my will to His.
I don’t want to miss anyone or anything that God has for me! I pray you and I will always choose His will; and I yield my to-do list to the One who knows what to do. (Ahhhhh!)