Our highest privilege

The highest privilege of  human life is to do the will of God. “The world passes away, but those who do the will of God endure forever.”  Nothing else lasts and so nothing else matters as much.   Jesus teaches us to pray this prayer (thy will be done) before we ask for daily bread.  Note the order.  Most of our prayers are distressingly selfish and disastrously unwise.  If we understood our opportunity this would be our first and most passionate prayer.  It is a prayer of resignation.  Lord, I accept your will when it is different than my own.  It is a prayer of cooperation.  Lord, I dedicate my time and energy to the accomplishment of your purposes.  There are only two centers for life–self or God.  What great wisdom it is to pray this daily prayer.  “Have thine own way, Lord, have thine own way.  Thou art the potter, I am the clay.”

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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