Our Two Wills
Not as I will but as thou wilt (Matt. 26:39) To will and to do of his good pleasure - Philippians 2:13
There are two attitudes in which our will should be given to God. First, we should have the surrendered will. This is where we must all begin, by yielding up to God our natural will and having Him possess it. But next, He wants us to have the victorious will. As soon as He receives our will in honest surrender, He wants to put His will into it and make it stronger than ever for Him. It is hence-forth no longer our will, but His will. And having yielded to His choice and placed itself under His direction, He wants to put into it all the strength and intensity of His own great will and make us positive, forceful, victorious and unmovable-even as Himself. 'Not my will, but thine, be done' (Luke 22:42). That is the first step. 'Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me' (John 17:24). That is the second attitude. Both are divine; both are right; both are necessary to our right living and successful working for God.
[ Prayer for the Day ]
Father God, I surrender my will to You and accept your will in my life. May all things in my life be according to your will. Let my will and my choice, be also according to your will. Father help me to detach from this world that I may receive the riches of your Kingdom, those which will last forever. I ask this in Jesus' Name. Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
24Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
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