Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” James 4:15 NIV
Sitting down at the table to eat was sometimes excruciating for the children. They were hungry and moments turned into eternity until everyone was finally seated respectfully at the table. Then, they had to listen to their stomachs growl as one of their parents said a prayer asking God to bless the food. When it was Laurie’s turn though, the children heaved a sigh of relief. The prayer he had was always the same and he did not waste precious time on frivolous or colorful words. “For this food, we are about to eat, may the Lord make us truly thankful.” He said, and this would bring on the most hearty and unanimous “Amen!” Then every aching stomach and all anxiety came to an abrupt end. They were free to eat. How much do we truly place into Gods will in our lives?
“Si Dios Quiere,” is the expression in Spanish, and with that many people will place the outcome of whatever will happen into God´s hands. It is easy to blurt out a saying or a short prayer but the blessings that follow, are for those who press forward and actually see to it that the matter is truly given over to the Lord. The strongest option will always be to opt for God. We could try to take the reins ourselves and we can give it our best shot on our own. But, the people who learn to let God take the wheel, the people who will humbly admit that He knows what is best and that whatever the outcome He chooses will be for our good, they are the people God is looking for to display His power and wisdom. Would we like to see what God´s will for us is today?
Teach us to live our lives seeking Your will and not just ours! Let Your will be done for us now and for always, we pray!