Devotional: According To His Will

Scripture - Romans 8:27-28

Let me remind you of the words of Christ in the beautiful language of the King James Version. 

"...nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt." Matthew 26:39

AND AGAIN

"...Thy will be done." Matthew 26:42

If any of my readers are regular churchgoers, you've probably heard similar wording in the prayers of your pastor or anyone in your church that is asked to pray publicly. In my little church, I often hear something like, "...touch and heal according to your precious will..." or "have your will and your way..."

In today's Scripture, we can see that a lot of emphasis is being put on the will of God. We see that God has a will, and He also has a purpose. In Ecclesiastes, it says that there is a purpose for everything under the sun. There is also a famous saying that everything happens for a reason. So, what is that reason? What is God's will for the whole of humanity? Or better yet, what is God's purpose for your existence at this very moment?

God's will for all of us is to bring glory and honor to Him. The Scriptures I quoted are the words of Jesus right before His crucifixion, to put them in context. God's purpose for Christ being here was planned out from the fall of man in Genesis, and that purpose ultimately brought glory to God and His Son. Even in the great book of Isaiah, the prophet foretold that glory would be given to God through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.

What's the point I'm trying to make? Well, our purpose for existing may not be to die on a cross or to heal the leper, but we could be called to make a sacrifice. We could be called to use our sicknesses and diseases as a starting point for our own testimony. Whatever God has called you to do, use it for His glory. Remember, in your prayers, to ask for the will of God. Pray according to God's will, and it will turn out fine.

Written by Patricia Price

Bio: Patricia is a beautician who loves playing the piano, organ, and guitar. She is also an assistant for the ladies Sunday school class at her church. More importantly, she is a child of God.