“Let Your will be done!”

“Let Your will be done!”

Throughout His life Jesus said: “Let Your will be done, not mine!” These words are the key to becoming one with God and with people.

31/07/20233 min

By ActiveChristianity

“Let Your will be done!”

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Let Your will be done! – Pleasing God

“Let Your will be done!” If we firmly hold on to these words that Jesus taught us in the Lord’s Prayer, we will overcome in all kinds of temptations, trials and difficulties. With these words we overcome all evil powers and will find rest and comfort at all times.

The Father and Jesus became perfectly one, because Jesus always agreed 100% with the Father’s will (John 5:19,30). It is also only by agreeing with the Father’s will and doing it that we can become perfectly one with one another. There is no other way to unity.

God was not pleased with animal sacrifices, but He is pleased by people who do His will with their bodies. “Here I am, O God, to do your will.” Hebrews 10:7,9. If, like Jesus, we decide that we are only here on earth to do God’s will, then we are set apart for God and His purposes (Hebrews 10:10). That means that we are separated in our spirit from everything that is not in line with this will. Jesus also prays to God for us in line with His will (Romans 8.27).

Self-will – God’s will

Everything that is evil and impure is connected to our self-will, such as stubbornness, disobedience, hardness, pride, suspicion, hate, jealousy, adultery, unrighteousness, lying, vanity, love of money etc.

But everything good is connected to God’s will, which is good, pleasing to Him, and perfect (Romans 12:2). If we love God’s will, He will fill us with the knowledge of how to do it. (Colossians 1:9.) And if we do it, we will also get all that God has promised us in the Bible. In addition, all those who love to do God’s will become united in the same mind and Spirit.

No one can be a disciple of Jesus unless he hates his self-will and says No to it. When we follow Christ and want to learn from Him, the only thing that is important is that we change and get a new nature with a new Spirit and a new will (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15). In this new Spirit and new will we’ll also be united with Christ and the saints when He returns to come and fetch us.

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This article is based on an article by Aksel J. Smith which first appeared under the title “Your Will!” in BCC’s periodical "Skjulte Skatter" (Hidden Treasures) in July 1974. It has been translated from the Norwegian and is adapted with permission for use on this website.

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