|On Sunday I preached a message about choosing God’s will.Matthew 6:10 says, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” How is God’s will accomplished in heaven?1. In Heaven angels are servants of God who wait on Him to hear His commands.
The angels in heaven aren’t flying around rogue. Psalm 103:20 says, “Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.” The angels are servants of the will of God. They wait for the command of God. How regularly are we going to God with the attitude of a servant? How often are we asking Him, “What can I do for you today?”
2. In heaven, obedience is immediate.
The angels don’t take time think it over when they have received God’s command. They don’t weigh their options. They don’t look for ways to get out of acting on what they have heard. If our heart is to serve God through His will, then our heart needs to also desire to do what He asks when He asks us to do it.
3. In Heaven, God’s will is done completely.
Partial obedience isn’t obedience. It is disobedience. In heaven the angels don’t get partial credit for doing a portion of the will of God. They carry out the commands in their entirety.
4. In Heaven, God’s will is done joyfully.
“But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly.” Hebrews 12:22
No angel is standing around in heaven saying, “I’m too tired.” “Ask someone else.” “I did it last time.” “Why do I get all of the hard angel work?” No angel rolls his eyes when God asks them to deliver a message. Gabriel isn’t comparing his load to Michael’s and arguing with God that He expects more out of him than of Michael. When God asks an angel to do something the response is never, “Do I have to?”
It is a privilege to do God’s will. It is an honor to be given tasks. It is a blessing to have been given gifts and talents to serve Him. It is amazing that we are counted worthy to be partners with God in His work, and yet our attitudes don’t always reflect those realities, do they?
“May Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”
If this is the prayer of your heart, live to serve the will of God, obey Him immediately, do His will completely, and do it with joy!
Make it a great week!
God has put it on my heart to address three expressions in our culture that don’t exactly line up with
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