Free will. My will. His will. I will do that. When will…?
I’m not sure we often get through a day without using the word.
At the same time, I wonder if we view it well?
Perhaps its most famous context is this:
“Not my will, but yours be done.”
As Lois shared earlier this week in her post about trusting in outcomes rather than in God, praying that God’s will be done is challenging. Often, we’d prefer He just do our will so that we know what will happen and can feel good about the outcome.
But there is something special about “will” in this context.
Transliterated “theléma,” this particular reference “will” can be defined as “best-offer.”
When we pray that God’s will be done, we pray that His best offer be accomplished.
This says so much about our Lord.
Here we have an example of that perfect love and perfect work driving out our fears about not getting “our way.” His way is not only better and higher than our way– His way is the best option we have.
What comfort that gives as we pray and surrender to Him.
His will is His best and ours, too.
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