If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it will be done for you. John 15:7
Scary when I read this verse and believe that whatever I ASK will be done for me. Guess I had better be careful and truly know my WILL. What I really need to examine in my heart of hearts is my active will. I rarely ASK God for anything for myself. I focus on those who have needs like healing, financial security, peace in troubled times like divorce or worrisome situations with their children who have made wrong choices. If I was to really search my soul and try to figure out my own WILL, what would I ask God for?
When I say “My WILL” to people they think of a Last Will and Testament. That document says how and where things should go when I die. Jesus was never about “things” but about people and actions. What if “My Will” came to take on a new meaning for everyone. What if it came to stand for the what I actively intended and achieved. At the end of my life, I would not need a piece of paper to distribute my things… Everyone would know by my actions what went where. My life would be easily interpreted for me as well as others. I would know what to ask of God and would be confident that I would receive it, because my life would have clarity of purpose.
When MY Will aligns with God’s WILL for me that is when the magic happens. When I am not selfish or focused on things that are not serving HIM and my neighbor but only serving myself is when I get into trouble. I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. Plans to prosper you. I never need to doubt or fear that God has my back but when I put Him in front to lead me… then the world is my oyster.
Lord help me to choose my WILL with careful consideration. Allow me to live a life of active grace and service. Help me be a better listener and always seek YOUR kind leadership so that My Will and Yours are one in the same. For then, and only then, do heaven and earth align.