His higher will

“Thy will be done.”  People who pray this prayer often know only one side of it, the resignation.  Jesus in Gethsemane is our template.  He accepts pain.  He submits to loss.  He prays, “not my will but thine be done”.  But the will of God isn’t always  something burdensome to bear.  It is something glorious to do!  We are not mourners only.  We are soldiers also, accepting a commission, grateful for the grand purpose we have for life.  To pray, “Thy will be done” is to dream and desire a glorious world and to ask God’s power for achieving it.  Today in worship at FBCSA we will study Exodus 32.  Moses will be a different example.  He will perceive the “higher purpose” of the Lord  (ie mercy) and seek it through prayer.  May all of us learn this lesson.  Sometimes prayer is resignation.  Sometimes it is courageous intercession for the higher purposes of God.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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