Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Thy will be done
"Many people shrink from God's will. They think it always means pain or sorrow or bereavement. They always feel melancholy when you speak of doing the will of God. How the devil has libelled God! The will of God is the will of a father. It is the fatherhood of God going out in action.
In our own life, we shall never be really right or happy until we have got to the point of saying, 'I delight to do your will, O God.' We may not begin there. The first step is to choose it, then we shall come to accept it lovingly and thankfully; but, finally, we shall rejoice and delight in it. If you cannot say, 'You will be done,' say, 'I am willing to be made willing to be made willing that your will should be done.'
I read this morning the following alarming statistics: "Only six per cent of British adults read or listen to the Bible, while 55 per...