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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Prepare Ye The Way


[“Thy kingdom come, thy will be done”] If you prayed that consistently and sincerely, how might that begin to affect your priorities? Your perspective on life? Your plans? How might it lead you to “prepare the way” for God's kingdom? (Serendipity Bible 10th Anniversary Edition, page 1048).

“Thy kingdom come, thy will be done” can be set aside the later prayer of Jesus “not my will, but thine be done.” Here in these words the abiding stance is the unusual profile of humility before the will of God. At long last the incessant human desire to have one's own way predominate is abated. What might we expect from such an attitude. The primary results will be that rather than having a closed mind, there will be an open one—open to new possibilities and to heretofore unheard of options which will be considered not dismissively but entertained with all seriousness. Defensiveness will abate. Furthermore it is no longer stipulated that I must be entirely pleased with the results. Self-sacrifice for a greater good at long last enters the equation. In many ways “the will of God” equates with “the greater good”—not my will alone be done, but the greater good be done. With such an attitude surely the kingdom of God will draw closer and the way for his kingdom more commodiously prepared.

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