Thursday, May 28, 2009

Your will be done

The will of God is unnecessarily obscured in the Christian world despite how often it is asked about. Will isn’t confusing. It’s about intention and purpose. It doesn’t mean a blueprint and grudging compliance. It is in the context of a relationship (remember, “Our Father”?) with One who is trustworthy and loving that we should follow. Peterson concludes,

“Quit speculating about the ‘will of God’ and simply do it – as Mary did [at the Annunciation], as Jesus did [at Gethsemane]. ‘Will of God’ is never a matter of conjecture. It directs a spotlight on believing obedience” (p. 180).