What is God’s will? What does God want? That is the age-old question that many people ask concerning their lives, but often the question is asked in selfish terms. Is it God’s will for me to get this job? Is it God’s will for my kids to get into Harvard? Is it God’s will for this cancer to be healed? I have no doubt that God has plans concerning those questions, but we need to ask another question. What is God’s will – for God’s glory? Ultimately, that’s what we are praying when we pray the 3rd petition of the Lord’s Prayer, “Thy will be done“. It is not about our will; what we want. The following poem begins to address this petition of what God wants.
God’s will is God’s will,
and it happens without my effort.
No strength or plans of mine,
will be able to change or subvert.
God’s rule is mighty,
and His wisdom is perfect and pure.
God’s will is complete,
no one will be able to detour.
So what is God’s will?
What is the desire of His heart?
To keep His name holy,
and from Him to never be apart.
He defeats all His foes;
everyone who would oppose His reign.
God our loving Father,
longs to keep us firm in Jesus name.
So this I ask of God,
that God’s will be my hearts request,
keep me and protect me,
for in His Word I am truly blessed.