“Your Will Be Done …”
This phrase “Your Will Be Done …” is misapplied by many Christians. Why do I say this?
Often time this phrase “Your Will Be Done …” is used at the end of a Christian’s prayer. This phrase is used when Christians are unsure of God’s Will. It is this uncertainty of God’s direction and unsure of God’s Will that Christian end their prayer with the phrase “Your Will Be Done”.
This seems to be an acceptable “posture” in the Christian’s prayer towards God … or is it?
I was curious to know the context which this phrase “Your Will Be Done” is being used in the scripture. I did a “Key” word search and discovered that there are only two incidents that this phrase “Your Will Be Done” is being used.
Luke 11:2 ” … when you pray, say; Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your Kingdom come. Your Will Be Done on earth as it is in heaven”. (The Lord teaching His Disciples ‘How to Pray’)
Luke 22: 42 ” Father if it is Your Will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My Will but Yours, be done”. (Jesus prayer to His Father in the garden before His crucifixion)
The context which the phrase “Your Will Be Done” is not that of “Uncertainty” or that of “not knowing God’s Will”. They were used in a “Positive” connotation and not on a “Negative” connotation. When Jesus use “Your Will Be Done”, it was not because He was uncertain of God’s Will. He knew the Will of His Father!
Reflection: Do I know the Nature and Character of God? Do I know God? Do I know His Will? Do I know my rich Inheritance in Christ? Know the Will of God, so that I can pray with confidence and certainty. Know the Will of God, so that I can pray with Boldness and Authority – It is the Will of God that None Should Perish but have Eternal Life. It is the Will of God for us to receive healing (By His stripes, we are healed). It is the Will of God for us to Prosper in Life. It is the Will of God for us to Succeed in Life. (Jer 29:11)
So when we end our prayers with “Your Will Be Done”, it should be on the note of Certainty & Triumphant and not on the note of Uncertainty & Doubt. Hallelujah, “What a Savior”!