Our Will Or Gods Will
Luke 11:2b: . . . Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
When you pray that prayer do you mean in your life or somewhere else? We should often and always say and want what Jesus and Samuel did.
Luke 22:42b: . . . not my will, but thine, be done.
1 Samuel 3:18: . . . It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.
We prefer to live according to our own sinful will but that inevitably leads to a bad result. We must surrender our will to God*s will and when we do it leads to a good result. When we receive Jesus, it is not just a shallow skin-deep experience. It is a surrender of our will to His will. It must go deep inside us to our heart and to our will. When we receive Jesus a battle begins between our sinful will and His righteous will. He begins to work His righteous will in us. We must cooperate with Him and keep our flesh under control. He puts it into our hearts to stop doing our own will and begin doing His will. And it is a battle. Some believe that they can trust in a Jesus who leaves their will (what they want) unchanged. But if our will is unchanged, our eternities are unchanged as well. If we do not gain an interest in doing God*s will before we die, it will be too late.
Philippians 2:12: Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Our will leads to disaster.
Proverbs 14:12: There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Ezra 7:26: And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether it be unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.
Psalms 106:13: They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel: 14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert. 15 And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.
God*s will gets wonderful results.
Ephesians 6:5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; 6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; 7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: 8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
Psalms 19:9: The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. 11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
Isaiah 1:19: If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: 20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.