11 July 2013

Thy Will Be Done

Ah, you who hide deep from the Lord
your counsel,
whose deeds are in the dark,
and who say, "who sees us? Who
knows us?"
You turn things upside down!
Shall the potter be regarded as the clay,
that the thing made should say of its maker,
"He did not make me,"
or the thing formed say of him who formed it,
"He has no understanding?"

-Isaiah 29.15-16

Oftentimes we like to make ourselves the maker. We place ourselves in higher authority trusting in our own wisdom and knowledge rather than in our Creator. We tell ourselves that nobody will know if we do "this" or "that". No one will find out.

Your heavenly Father sees all. We kid ourselves if we think otherwise.
In the same way that God sees all we may do that is not good, He also sees all the good we do. And all those thing we may do in secret, where we do not allow ourselves to take the glory or any recognition.
Yea, He see all that too.

The kindness toward strangers. The prayers in our quiet times alone. The gentleness we have with someone who is tough to deal with. Being unrecognized when you have put forth hard work. Doing the right thing even when no person would find out if you did otherwise. Loving others when they are being unlovable.

We try and try to seek the approval of others. But why? We will spin and spin our wheels doing that, not moving an inch. We should not expect God to bend toward us and what we want. We are not the maker. We create wonderful things here that replicate and give a tiny glimpse of all that is perfect in God, but we are not the original Creator.

Seek the approval of God, first, and you will find His will.
Thy will be done.

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