LORD, Not My Will, But YOUR Will Be Done


(Number 14:17 NJKV- I pray, let the power of my Lord be great, just as You have spoken.)

My prayers at times have often mirrored the exact words of today’s focal verse because planted and deeply rooted in my heart is this beautiful and powerful truth— no word spoken forth by my Abba Father will ever fail. (Isaiah 55:11 NET- The Promise that I make does not return to Me, having accomplished nothing. No, It is realized as I desire and is fulfilled as I intend.) (Luke 1:37 NIV- For no Word from God will ever fail.)

I fully trust in His Word with my whole heart and soul. However, what today’s focal verse truly made me realize is, I often pray like that when my heart is consumed with worry and not when it’s filled with the faith and confidence in The Lord that it should be spoken forth in. It’s like I’m asking God to let His promises come to fruition by my will and in my timing instead of trusting Him to do it by His Will and in His timing.

And in reflecting upon that, I was reminded of these precious and Life-giving words from Christ … (Luke 12:27-28,31-32 VOICE- “Think about those beautiful wild lilies growing over there. They don’t work up a sweat toiling for needs or wants—they don’t worry about clothing. Yet the great King Solomon never had an outfit that was half as glorious as theirs! Look at the grass growing over there. One day it’s thriving in the fields. The next day it’s being used as fuel. If God takes such good care of such transient things, how much more you can depend on God to care for you, weak in faith as you are. Since you don’t need to worry—about security and safety, about food and clothing—then pursue God’s kingdom first and foremost, and these other things will come to you as well. My little flock, don’t be afraid. God is your Father, and your Father’s great joy is to give you His kingdom.”)

I know that The Word, Will, and timing of our Heavenly Father is flawless; complete and absolute perfection and I desire to know Him so intimately that I never ask for anything to be done by my own will. I desire to know Him so wholly and personally that like Jesus, I simply enter His Presence and say, “Abba Father, not by my will, but by Yours.”. (Luke 22:41-43 NIV- He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if You are willing, take this cup from Me; yet not My Will, but Yours be done.”. An angel from heaven appeared to Him and strengthened Him.)

Jesus said that if we will just seek His kingdom and put Him first, then The Father would give and bestow upon us all things including the kingdom of heaven. What an incredibly beautiful promise for our hearts to embrace and behold. My heart’s greatest prayer for you is that your heart would never lose sight of that powerful, life-changing, Life-giving truth.

Abba Father, today and everyday, help us to seek you first. Help us to stay Christ-focused and Holy Spirit-guided that we would come to know you greater and trust you wholly and completely. Help us as mere human beings to understand Your profound wisdom that we would wholeheartedly know and believe that Your Will and Your timing is immaculate and flawless. Help to us never doubt You in any way, but to put our faith and hope in You always. In the name of Jesus Christ, Your precious Son, and our Lord and Savior— I pray, Amen and so be it.

“I am what no one else is, and in the hands of God I can do what no one else does. And if I dare set such a truth in motion I will change my world.” ~ Craig D. Lounsbrough

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42 thoughts on “LORD, Not My Will, But YOUR Will Be Done

  1. Indeed Sis staying Christ focused is the only way I can make it each and every day. I thank the Holy Spirit for giving me eyes to see and ears to hear. He whispers to me all throughout the day and I obediently heed His voice and following that direction hasn’t failed me yet 🙂

    • I can totally relate, Love. Not only do I want HIS PRESENCE in my life, I need it. And all throughout the day I’m so very grateful for those still small whispers of HIS voice speaking to my heart.

      I’ve been missing you and your words of wisdom by the way. I’ll be heading your way in just a bit. I already know that my heart will be blessed by it. Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

  2. Why is it so hard for us to remember to seek Him first? It’s so easy to get caught up in the events of the day and forget to go to Him. I’m trying to remember to take pauses during the day to stop if even for a short prayer to ask for wisdom and to refocus, to make sure my eyes are on Him. Thank you for such an encouraging post, as usual. 🙂 xo

    • Gayl, I can relate. My goal is to put HIM first in everything that I do and operate by HIS Will and provision and not my own.

      And you’re very welcome! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

  3. Tai, you have said it well. It is His will that makes a difference. His will is the health of the universe, the foundation of the world and delight of heaven – now who wouldn’t want that? Coming to you from Truth and Grace. Blessings on your willing and beautiful head….~Chris~

    • Thank you so much for such kind words, Chris! I wholeheartedly appreciate it. And yes, HIS Will is all that matters. May we always strive to put HIS Will first! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

  4. Your passion exudes with every sentence.Very nice devotional. I do think that trying to align with God’s will is the key to the best life mentally and spiritually. If we look at our life as in God uses every imperfect part of our life to come together for his Perfect Will, then we could obey and have exuberant expectation of his blessings for us. I’m still trying to figure out who he wants me to be in this life. But I’m more and more obedient each day. Blessings~

    • Thank you so much for such kind words, Meredith! I truly appreciate it! I think it’s a wonderful thing that you are being obedient and seeking HIM more and more each day because the more we draw near to HIM the more HE draws near to us and it’s in HIS PRESENCE that we find our purpose! Keep seeking HIM! HE has incredible things planned for you! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

  5. This was very beautiful and inspiring. Thank you so much for the follow as I was able to wake up to this beautiful post. Yes! Indeed it is our Father’s Will. We must have patience in this life. I understand that can be challenging at times for some, but the Lord truly blesses. He knows when we’re ready. Let us continue to know and seek that love, compassion, wisdom and patience of Jesus.

    • You are more than welcome, Doll! And thank you so much! So glad to hear that you have been encouraged and inspired!

      “Let us continue to know and seek that love, compassion, wisdom and patience of JESUS.” <— Yes! Yes! Yes! I concur with you 100% on this! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

  6. Hello sweety,beautiful post! It reminded me of the time I was struggling with worries and the way God set me straight on this was through a dear Christian woman who helped me back them. She said to me you know Isabelle we worry when we know we don’t have any control over our future so it’s like pride, it is exactly as if you were standing in front of God telling Him “I an sorry God,you know that I love you but I really don’t trust You.” Hearing her say that had the effect if a slap in the face for me and from then on I never had any more problem with worry and trust in Him. But you are right, Your will, not mine be done. If we don’t live like that we will never live with peace big mind!

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