The will of God

Ok. So this may be a little less lighthearted than previous posts, but it's not intended to be too be deep, just asking a question.

Jenny and I were on a retreat a couple of weekends ago and were talking with one of the elders in our church. We're in a great/fun/terrifying time of life as I approach graduation and we're looking at going to Guatemala. But this is not what we're talking about (i think we were actually talking about travelling), but he (the elder) said something off hand that we thought was great.

He said, "Knowing God's will is never about seeking it. You don't find it. You surrender to it, and then and only then are you in it."

Given all the talk in Christendom about "knowing/seeking God's will", I found that to be a really amazing statement which totally countered what most teach about the subject. I also think it' s right.

Jesus never sought the Father's will. He was constantly submitted to it. Fully surrendered.

That is utterly freeing to me.


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