Is Your Life On The Earth
It may seem like a silly question, but of course your life is on the earth.
Matthew 6:10: Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
If you pray that prayer but you want your own will to be done in your life on earth, you are a liar. You are either lying to yourself or to God or both. And that would the most harmful lie you could tell. It would not harm God in the least but it would do great harm to yourself. You would be rebelling against God in your life. You would be sinning against Him in your life. When I received Jesus, the radio preacher I was listening to did not say it, but the Holy Spirit was communicating with me that from that moment on, it was going to be God*s will or my will. Somehow I knew that in having my own will I was a helpless and hopeless mess and that only He could straighten out all the messes I had made.
John 1:10: He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
When we are born of the will of God, He brought that about to accomplish His will, not just for a moment but for a lifetime and for eternity. Our flesh will sometimes get in the way of His will. But He wants to forgive that and quickly get us back into His will. In our hearts and in our new-born spirits there must be a desire for His will that He put there.
John 3:30: He must increase, but I must decrease.
Philippians 2:13: For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
The more we grow as Christians the more His will shall increase in importance and the more our will shall decrease in importance. If nothing like that has ever happened to you, not even a little bit, how can you believe that you are a Christian? If your will has never surrendered to His will at all, you are in deep trouble.
Care to discuss Is Your Life On The Earth with Ron?