Eph 5:17 and Following the Lord’s Will

Eph 5:17 (ESV) Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Since I am back to praying and communing with the Lord I’ve learned that I have to take all situations and questions to Him.  My perception and knowledge of greater things and the true intentions of people is so limited I have to put these problems at Jesus’ feet.  Most of the time I come away feeling the same as I did before surrendering the state of affairs to Him. The only difference is that I have an inner confidence that Jesus will take care of me and lead me into the right direction. No matter what I think the simple act of wanting to give up “my way”, is truly all that counts.

Recently I had a very difficult problem that needed solving. I prayed and surrendered as best I could. I felt nothing inside until I had to make a decision and my actions shocked me. I decided to do something that took a great risk and had far reaching implications. At first, I was certain that Christ guided me and then, doubts began to seep into my awareness. Yesterday, it was proved to me beyond a doubt that Christ was there in the end result and through His greatness and compassion, He showed me it was the correct course of action. How He loves us all!

Thomas Merton’s Prayer:

My Lord god, I have no idea where I’m going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor, do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following Your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe the desire to please You does in fact please You. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. And I hope I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this You will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust You always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear,  for You are ever with me and You will never leave me to face my perils alone.  From Thoughts in Solitude

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~ by Andrea T on July 22, 2010.

2 Responses to “Eph 5:17 and Following the Lord’s Will”

  1. Beautiful post with the wisdom of Truth. You are tapping into the very Power of the universe through your own powerlessness accepted and surrendered in loving trust. As St. Paul says, God’s Power is made perfect in our weakness.
    May God’s blessing continue to dwell upon you. Thanks for sharing your journey.
    Praying for you and with you.

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