What is God’s will? Somewhat a conundrum and quandary? Wish I had definitive answers. Do you? Actually, we should. Check out Micah chapter 6 in the Old Testament. As plain as the nose on my face. And that’s ample enough!
I used to agonize over what the Lord’s will was for me. To do this or that. Go here or there. Don’t do this. Stay away from that. Don’t even think about whatever. You’ve done some of the same? Maybe? Maybe not? Then sit back and hear me out.
God’s will can be as easy as pie and as difficult as high-level calculus and differential geometry (like I know what I’m talking about!!). Micah 6: 8–‘He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.’
God’s will is not all twisted up in inscrutable codes, puzzles, riddles, and brainteasers. He’s told us three things. Three. Not like the mile-thick IRS Code or all the rules and regulations required to build almost anything. Forget it. Three. Need I repeat myself? Okay–three!
Here they are–do justice, love kindness, and walk/live humbly with your God. Understand? Maybe? Maybe not? Think about what God means. Chew on that for a bit.
For me, doing justice is doing what’s right. Not cheating others. Lying is out. Being fair even if I must swallow my pride and it costs me something. Not only talking but doing. What does doing justice mean to you?
To love kindness means being passionately loyal and faithful. Loving and kind. Simple? Maybe? Maybe not? Like standing up for Jesus when the winds of culture roar gale-force against us. Loving Him above all else. Or at least with some honest effort in His direction. He knows how fallible we are. Comes as no surprise when we waver and fail. Even still He loves us. Got it? I’m trying to.
Walking humbly means giving credit where credit is due. To God. Of course, thanking others but knowing from whose hands all blessings flow. Not forgetting Him. Not leaving Him out. Not leaning on my arms more than His. Stop fixating on yourself for a change. That’s God’s will. Plain and simple?
Wonder how we’re doing with what we know Jesus wants of us? I’m fair to poor on good days. Yet aiming to do better with His help, which is my prayer. To do God’s will. Being just, loving being kind, and living for others especially Jesus. Giving it the old college try even at my age. Join me?
Thank you, Jesus, for helping me to follow you better today. Amen.