Today’s Mindful Monday devotional came from a devotional I read this past week in one of my YouVersion app devotionals, “30 Day Prayer Challenge”. It’s about the will of God. How many of us struggle with trying to figure out what God’s will is in our lives. I think if we were all honest enough, we’d all have our hands up; every one of us! This devotional really spoke to me in relation to God’s will and I hope it does yours as well!
PRAY FOR GOD’S WILL TO BE DONE
It’s important to note that God’s will is not always done on earth as it is in heaven. It is obvious that we live in a world that is suffering the consequences of grave sin, and that while God is sovereign over all, His will often is not accomplished in our midst. Murder, hatred, terrorism, divorce – these and a thousand other manifestations of our brokenness were never part of God’s plan, which is why Jesus implores us to pray for the Father’s will to be done.
Prayer is not getting our will done in heaven, it is getting God’s will done on earth. Our God is neither finite or erring or sinful. He is a perfect Heavenly Father who desires the best for His children. He will always give to us exactly what we need in His own way, in His own time.
The prayer life of the believer is about adjusting our will to the will of God. It’s been said that prayer is not changing God’s mind but finding God’s mind. So in seeking God and His will, we discover how to live. The way to learn what God wants with our lives is to pray. We can pray with confidence and certainty in the will of God.
Begin your prayer time by praying The Lord’s Prayer today (see Matthew 6:9-13). Take time to soak in the meaning of each line. Pray specifically for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Listen to prayer
Find peace, purpose and strength with Jesus in prayer.
I’m sharing this next video with you as I came across it looking for a song about God’s will for this devotional. I’ve known who Martina McBride is for a long time, but had never heard this song before. As the mother of a disabled child, how well I can relate to this… I’ve learned more about God through my son than I could ever learn any other way and I hope everyone who meets him and takes the time to get to know him feels the same way.