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Devotional - week of January 10, 2016


“YOUR WILL BE DONE”

In this manner, therefore, pray: … Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Matthew 6:9-10

It is possible for us to know specifics about God’s will on earth.

This statement about Jesus recorded in Hebrews 7:25 reveals one thing that is God’s will on earth.

… He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

Jesus is continuously praying for the spiritual growth of all of God’s children. Therefore, we are praying for God’s will to be done on earth when we place the same petitions before Him.

Those of us who experience our oneness with Christ know that we have grown more rapidly since we began living out that oneness.

We are confident that all of God’s children would grow more rapidly by experiencing their union with Christ.

We can believe, therefore, that we are in the will of God when we pray for all of His children to understand and experience the “in Christ” truths.

We would be praying for God’s will to be done on earth by asking the Father to provide literature that teaches the message of grace to all believers around the earth.

We also would pray for God’s will to be done by asking Him to reveal the “in Christ” truths to believers whose only literature is a Bible.

Notice another petition Jesus suggested in the Lord’s Prayer.

Give us this day our daily bread.  Matthew 7:11

With these words Jesus implies that the Lord’s Prayer is a daily prayer. 

Think of what would happen if we would pray daily for God to bring all of His children to the life of grace?