Tuesday, December 4, 2012

God’s Will ~ Places You Won’t Find It

While attending the tragic funeral of a 2 year old child, I learned something I’d never considered before about "God's Will.” This really ministered to me concerning both this child’s and my husband’s death. I feel it will minister to many others who have experienced devastating circumstances in their lives as well. 

The Lord's prayer says in Mathew 6:10; “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven."

We should always pray for God's will to be done on earth as His will is in Heaven. But...let's not confuse believing that God's Will on earth can be found within the sins which bring tragic and dire circumstances upon our lives here. 

God's will is not for a baby’s life to be aborted…or for a loved one to die from cancer ...or for a child to be abused or for anyone to die at the hands of a murderer. Just to name a few.

No, God's will for us here is as it is in Heaven…to be without sorrow, pain, death…without sin. When He created the earth…when He created Adam and Eve...it was as He willed it all to be…Perfect. Yet, God allowed Adam and Eve to choose His will or choose their own.  

We already know what happened next…sin entered this world and began it's corruption on it's perfection. Sin's consequences brought fear, hate, disease, sickness, death, and sorrow. To this very day we must constantly choose between God's will and our own…and sometimes…actually always…we live with the ever increasing consequences of the sins of this world. 

God's Will was not for us to live our lives under these consequences…but His Will has made a way for us to rise above them through the shed blood of His Son, Jesus Christ. Through faith in Jesus…God's Will is for us to live eternally with Him forever inside His perfect Will.  

When we pray for God's will to be done on Earth as it is in Heaven…we are praying for Jesus's return! Oh glory! What a day that will be...

Sooo… when cancer strikes, or a horrific car accident occurs or even the murder of a loved one happens…these things are not "God's Will for how His children should live...or how they were to die. 

Yet, God in His Sovereignty…knows the number of days we each have here. He knows what will touch our lives and He will either protect us from it, get us through it…sustain us in it...or allow it to be the means in which it brings us home to Him.

But...God’s will is for us to never have been touched by death..no matter how it comes...peacefully or abruptly...in old age or in the womb. God’s will is not in anything that has been born from sin. 

I’m comforted in this. 

God is good and God is love. He certainly does not will for us to suffer and grieve as we do. I believe the heartaches of this world grieves God even more than it grieves us.  

Thankfully…as believers in Christ, when we have troubles and trials and even sin in our lives…God has provided us a way out from under it's oppression. 

God has chosen to give us His Son Jesus as our Advocate and Redeemer and we who believe are given the Holy Spirit as our counselor and guide. God only ask…will we choose His Will or choose our own? 

God's Will for us here on earth…is to live for Christ because Christ lives in us. 

When we are in the Will of God we experience Him and His peace. We have in us “A Touch of Heaven”  here on earth. 



Pray like this:

Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.

May your Kingdom come soon.
May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us today the food we need
and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us.

And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one. Amen   (Matthew 6:9-13 NLT)

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