**John and I were tasked with writing some devotionals alongside Ruth for the Lenten season. Our theme for these 40 days is The Lord’s Prayer. This is one of mine and is about the phrase “Thy will be done on Earth”. It fell on Day 21 of this series.**
Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
The other night at Home Group we talked about this idea of God’s will and what it might mean for us specifically as people at Millbrook. Often times we think of God’s will as something we need to “figure out” so that, in the distant future, we can “achieve” it. I’ve heard people get down on themselves for working a so-called meaningless job and praying every day for God to make His will known in their lives. I’ve heard people say,
“I know God’s will for my life is to be a missionary/teacher/doctor someday. I’m just waiting for Him to make it happen.”
But we can participate in God’s will every single day.
I’d like to challenge us to re-frame how we think about God’s will for our lives. Read the scripture for today if you haven’t already. As the Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Thessalonica, God’s will for us is to rejoice always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances. These are three things we can do daily! Maybe our job seems mundane, but we can give thanks for having one. We can rejoice because we have family, friends, and people at church who care about us and love us, despite our differences. And we can pray continually, for others, for ourselves, and we can even pray The Lord’s Prayer. Especially the part about God’s will being done on earth as it is in heaven.
Join me today in thanking God for all He has done.