DO THE WILL OF GOD
As the people of God, we must always seek to do the will of God. Even when we pray, it must always be, “Let thy will be done.” Let me be clear: that is easier said than done, because if we are honest, most of us want our own will to be done. As I write these daily devotions, I try to be as honest and transparent as I can. There are times when I pray that I want God to answer in the manner that would be in my best interest, but what I want may not always be the will of God. What is important for us to remember, is that we must move ourselves out of the way so that God can have His way. In 1 Corinthians 10:31, we find these words:
“So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
Paul writes to the people of the church at Corinth, telling them his desire for them is to do the will of the Lord. He tells them that whatever they do, it should be done for the glory of God. In verse 33, he says, “I don’t just do what is best for me; I do what is best for others.” Paul is honest about himself, and he wants his fellow believers to also do the will of God. Read this chapter when you get a chance. Then prayerfully, we will all stop doing things “our way” and start doing the will of the Lord.