All four sets of scriptures below from four different parts of the Bible all make one exceedingly important thing clear when it comes to the life of a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ:
We are to trust, seek, pray for, strive for, and live by the will of the Lord God almighty! We are not to live according to our will! We are to pray for and live according to His! We are to make decisions in our everyday lives based on IF IT IS GOD’S WILL! Not based on if it is our will!
We in the flesh in our pride and selfishness like to conduct, control, and lord it over our little lives. This is WRONG! This is SIN AGAINST GOD! This must be GOTTEN RID OF! Now! This is true for ALL OF US! We are ALL to LIVE FOR CHRIST! HIS WILL not ours as He teaches us in THE BIBLE and as He speaks by His Holy Spirit to our hearts personally always in line with the Bible is to be our road map for living!
A believer in Jesus Christ as Lord is called to die to self and to live FOR HIM, to seek and fulfill HIS WILL for our lives, and to humble ourselves and yield ourselves to His lordship and sovereignty in our lives and on this earth!
Humble yourself! Strive to seek, know, and live according to His will each and every day for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ, AMEN!
Father, I have been so very self-centered, prideful, and willful for so very much of my life! Thank you for your forgiveness and patience with me! I thought I knew what was best! How appallingly wrong I was! You know what is best, and you are Lord, dear Father! Help me, and help my precious readers, help us all to bow down before you and submit ourselves utterly to you! I wish we would do this once and perfectly and never have to do it again. But we in our fallibility most assuredly have our stumble and falls. Teach us, Lord, to surrender to you in each and every moment now and forever, and be merciful to us as we learn to follow you the way you desire. Surrendered to you! Surrendered to your will! Yes, oh Lord, AMEN!
“For I do not wish to see you now on the way; but I hope to stay a while with you, if the Lord permits.” 1 Corinthians 16:7 [the apostle Paul writing]
“Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10 [Jesus says this in teaching us to pray!]
“Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.”” James 4:13-15 [how we are to live! Based on God’s will for us!]
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” 1 John 5:14-15 [praying according to GOD’S WILL!]