Matthew 6:10 (NASB) Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.
While working on a job site, I watched the master carpenter. I wanted to be one someday; and I was surprised to see him sitting in his truck reading something one morning. I thought maybe the plans for the new house, but as I got closer, he was reading a Bible. When I asked him why he was reading his Bible, he said, “I always ask God for His guidance for my day.” We cannot talk about ‘whose will be done’ without mentioning what Jesus told us. Most of the time, we pray to get God to do what we want or to get us out of a specific situation. Maybe, just maybe, we are in that situation for a reason - to learn how to trust Him more or to realize that there are many times when our plan is not the best thing but His will is. In fact, it should always be His will. It means surrendering all of ourselves to Him and His will. We don’t really like giving control of our lives to someone else though. Here was a master carpenter being guided by the “Master Carpenter.” Who guides you in the course of your day?
Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
Family Devotion: Read this chapter with your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them and discuss. Pray with them.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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