Thy Will Be Done

Thy will be done. We say it when we recite the Lords Prayer. (Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Mathew 6:10 KJV) We sometimes say it in our own prayers, as we close. “Thy will be done. Amen” Jesus said it as he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, before his execution. (He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. Mathew 26:42 KJV)
A while back one of my kids posted it on social media. Those words again. It got me to thinking, how many of us really know what we are saying. Thy will be done. I thought about it the other day. What do those words really mean? And would we say them so casually, if we knew? I’m no bible expert, and I do not study in depth the bible like I once used to, but I think the statement in its-self is pretty self-explanatory. Thy will be done, is asking the Lord for His will to be done in our requests and petitions. We ask what we will, whether it be for healing, financial help, a job, relationship or any number of things we would like to see happen, yet, in saying, “Thy will be done,”we are in fact surrendering all of those things to God, to do as He wills to do with them. We are saying, Lord, please bring these things about, but, should you choose not to, I accept that, because I fully and completely trust you in all things, and I know in my heart, you will do what is best for me. In saying, Thy will be done, we are totally submitting to what God wants, above what we want, because in doing so, we feel loved, protected and cared for by our Heavenly Father. Now, I am not saying this is always an easy prayer. I struggle with it at times, especially when there is something I want to see happen so much and I am convinced that it is right and cannot figure out any reason why God would choose to withhold it from me. It is then, I remind myself that God is on the throne, and He alone knows all the tomorrows of my life, therefore there will be times He will say no, or perhaps, “Wait until the right time”.
We sometimes try to convince ourselves, and yes, we may even try to convince God, that what we are asking for will make us happy, will bring contentment to us or to those we love. We believe we are asking for a ‘good’ thing and we promise to give Him all the glory for it. But should it seem answers never come, let us remember, that even though He may withhold answering our prayers, He never withholds His hand from us. He is answering our prayers according to His abundant love and goodness towards us. He is withholding, and/or allowing everything for all the right reasons.
In closing, I have a question for you. Where would you rather be? Think about it before you answer. And be honest. Do you want to have all of your prayers answered exactly as you want them to be answered, but yet be outside of Gods divine will for your life? Or, do you want to be with- in Gods perfect will for your life, even though it means you won’t always get what you want, when you want it? Whom do you love more? Whom do you trust more? Where would you be the best protected? I think you know the answer. Living life within the will of God brings joy and peace because we know that His ways are so much better than our own. Isaiah 55:8 (KJV) “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
So the next time you talk to God, and you make your requests known, don’t forget to tell Him the most important words; the words He longs to hear, the words you really know are the most important part of your conversation with your Heavenly Father, “Never the less, Lord, Thy will be done.” Then leave it there, in His hands, and know He is continuing the most wonderful plan for your life. You may be surprised of all the goodness He has in store for you, not only in this life on earth, but so much more to come as we spend eternity with Him. So now, go ahead, say your prayers, but always trust God with the outcome, because you see, Father really does know best.

About myjourneywithjesus2017

Hello! My name is Sheree, and this is just a little about myself.  I am a mom, grandma, sister, aunt, daughter, sister-in-law and wife.  I enjoy baking and am presently baking at a family restaurant in my hometown of about 11,000.  I enjoy the computer, writing, love animals, good coffee and have a sweet tooth that never dies!  I also am a homebody, and enjoy spending time with my family.  I have 6 children of my own, 3 step children, and  14 grandchildren. I am married to Joe, (my second marriage) and we both enjoy being outdoors on nice days.  He enjoys the woods, while I enjoy my small deck with a shade tree. Every once in a while one of the kids or grandkids will stop by to brighten my day.  My husband and I both are Green Bay Packer fans, and attend an awesome church with an awesome Senior Pastor and staff. I am interested in Bible Prophecy and love Christian music, my favorite band being Casting Crowns, though there are so many great songs out there, I could never name them all.  Music connects me to God in such a personal way, mostly because they express what my heart has felt so many times. Lastly, I’m not rich, beautiful or famous and those have never been my goals, but I have a heart for God, and I have so many instances where He has moved and worked in my life.  Some of those times, I hope to share with you.  I know Jesus lives, and I know I will go to heaven when I am called ‘home’.  I also know without a doubt that He loves you more than anyone else.  You were on His mind as He hung on the cross, because you were the reason He was there.  I am the reason He was there, and so is every person on earth the reason He was there.  I want people to know there is hope.  There is always hope.  The only time when hope is gone, is if  you ever find yourself totally separated from God, after your death.  I pray that never happens and you can be sure it doesn’t.  Your soul will be saved if you say the sinners prayer, and you mean every word.  If you are looking for love, forgiveness, peace and eternal life, you need to look no further than the cross on which Jesus died for you.  He was raised on  the 3rd day and He has an awesome future in store for all those who believe.  Don’t wait until it’s too late. Sinners prayer-  “Dear Lord, I come to you in repentance of my sin.  I believe you died for me, rose again and you live today.  Please cleanse my heart and help me to live for you.  Thank you for forgiving me.  I surrender my life to you, and receive you as my personal Lord and Savior.  Amen.”
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