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Be Delighted in God’s Will

What should our attitude be about God’s will? Let’s look at Jesus and how He approached it.

Hebrews 10:5–7 and 10 read:

Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure.Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come—In the volume of the book it is written of Me—To do Your will, O God.’”By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Bottom line, Jesus delighted to do God’s will. He fully understood the presence of God and His authority. He delighted in the fear (awe) of the Lord and therefore doing His will so much that He took on a human body. He came to earth in order to do God’s will even though it meant giving His life as a ransom for us. He did it even though it was going to cost Him everything. He did God’s will even though it was going to inflict incredible pain on Him. Jesus said, “I’m happy to do it because, Father, you are worthy and they’re worth it.”

You know the saying, “If you were the only person on earth Jesus would have died for you.” Well, friends, it’s the absolute truth. Jesus so delighted in doing God’s will that He would have done what He did for just one person.

How important is it for us to delight in doing God’s will? It’s hugely important. Jesus gave His own life because that was the will of the Father. If He felt that way, so should any of us who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ. As Christ imitators and Christ followers how can we say that we’re imitating Him if we’re not as delighted as He was to be in God’s will?

Are you ready to really submit to Christ with your entire heart? Are you ready to press into His presence and live the life that He died to give you?

Stand for God and what He’s calling you to do and become. Don’t flirt with foolishness. Don’t live a short-sided, “man’s will” life. Don’t be intimidated by others and compromise what you know God has for you. Don’t do that.

Jesus said, “I delight to do Your will.” Can you do what Jesus asks you to do? Can you follow His example out of awe. worship, thankfulness and humble gratitude?

Share a time when you knew for sure you were in God’s will. How did it feel?

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