Matthew 6:10 – Your will be done
There is nothing more important than the will of God. His will reigns supreme above all else. God the Father has invited humanity to cooperate with His purposes. The will of God is rooted in His purpose. Jesus is the full revelation of that purpose, a new man. Jesus completely fulfilled His Father’s will through His human life. He was led by the Holy Spirit to represent God the Father and lay down His own life for the lost humanity. In His redemptive work, He made it possible for all to be reconciled to the Father. Jesus has made it possible for each believer to do God’s will through the power of His Spirit.
Just as Jesus intercedes on our behalf, we have been invited to intercede on behalf of those yet needing redemption. Peter writes, “The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). God’s will is that each believer be matured in Christ and give testimony of God’s salvation to others. Just think, if every believer was praying for the lost and sharing their faith, how many might be saved.
The Lord Jesus did the will of His Father when He walked on earth. He finished the work when He died for the sins of the entire world. The Father raised Him up through His surpassing power and seated Him in the highest authority at His own right hand. The purpose of our salvation is to be joined with the Lord in doing the Father’s bidding on earth. Yes, we will go to heaven and be with Him throughout eternity, but for now, it is about doing His will.
God’s will was accomplished through the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the only acceptable sacrifice for sin. He redeemed all of mankind once and for all. No other sacrifice is needed, only the blood of Jesus. The Holy Spirit was given to each believer to help us to be able to do God’s will. He brought conviction for sin, righteousness, and judgment. He is bringing forth a new man in the earth. This new man is known as the corporate body of Christ. He made it possible for the will of God to be done in and through each believer’s life.
Today, examine yourself and see if you are doing His will. Allow the Holy Spirit to reveal any areas of your life that fall short of the will of God. Quickly repent and renounce any of those areas He shows you. Receive the Holy Spirit in a fresh infilling of power and do the work of the Father in your life.