Friday, November 30, 2012

God's Will for Me

God’s will is for you to be holy...
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. 
Be thankful in all circumstances, 
for this is God’s will for you...
Now may the God of peace 
make you holy in every way. 
May your whole spirit and soul 
and body be kept blameless 
until our Lord Jesus comes again. 
God will make this happen, 
for He who calls you is faithful.
1 Thes 4:3, 5

We often wonder about 
God's will in our lives,
in everyday big and small decisions.
This portion of Scripture makes God's will 
perfectly clear in a broader sense:
be holy, prayerful, thankful, joyful.
Paul's offered an eternal prayer that our
spirit, soul and body be blameless.
As if.
But this great encouragement:
HE will do it.
He who calls you is faithful.
He will do this great work.
All we need to do is die
and allow the power of the Cross 
to work this blameless life in us.

This most impossible thing
is the will of my Father.
God, help me recognize that the 
power of the cross is my only hope
to live a life worthy of Your name.
You are able to keep me from falling.
I want to stay so closely connected with
You that I recognize Your slightest whisper.
And filter every thought and every deed
through the cross of Christ.
I trust Your faithfulness
more than I doubt my own.
You have called me
and You are more than able.
To Him who is able to keep you
from falling and to present you
before His glorious presence
with great joy...and without fault.


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