**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 John’s and is about the phrase “Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven”. It fell on Day 20 of this series.**
Reading: James 2 V. 15-16
Jesus’ brother James wrote,
“Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, ‘Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?” James 2:15-16.
In other words, If I see someone who is in need and I have the ability to fulfill that need, then it’s my responsibility to do so. The God we serve is a God of justice, mercy, love, and kindness. He has a heart for the hurting, the orphaned, and the widow. There are people in need all around us, and God is calling us to respond to their needs.
When we pray the words, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”, we should be surrendering to that call of response. God’s will is beautiful and wonderful and good.
Maybe you know someone who has a deep need for relationship, someone who is living in shame, or despair. Reach out to your neighbour today. Reach out to your co-worker today. Be the person who will listen to them, meet their need. Maybe the Lord is calling you to get involved with foster care, or with Scripture Union. Listen to the burden that the Lord is placing upon your heart.
If you’re able to look around and see a need, then meet that need.
Join me in coming before God to confess the areas where we need God to take control.