I Will

The human will is amazing. Victor Hugo once said, “People do not lack strength; they lack will.” When difficulty and hardships confront a person, they often say “they can’t” when in reality, what they are really saying is “they won’t.” We make decisions every day based on our own will. We face trauma often with fear but can overcome hardship by surrendering our will to God. A great example of surrendered will is Jesus’ prayer in the garden, ““saying, “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.”” (Luke 22:42, NASB95) God chose to let His only Son suffer and die. Jesus chose to surrender His will to follow the Father’s will.

Will is another way to describe choice. Joshua called the nation of Israel to choose what God they would serve. The gods of the pagans or the God of Israel.

““If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”” (Joshua 24:15, NASB95)

Human will drives a deliberate set of actions of choice. Because I will serve the Lord, I will obey all of His Word. Because I will serve the Lord, I will separate myself from worldly influences. Because I will serve the Lord, I will surrender my will to follow God’s will. Because I will serve the Lord, I will forever be loyal to Him.

Today, whom will you serve? Will you serve yourself, will you serve the world, or will you serve Jesus? As for me and my house, I will serve the Lord.

In His Service
Pastor Cary

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