At a meeting in Massachusetts, a speaker, who had just delivered an urgent appeal to a group of young people to accept Christ, was asked this startling question by a young girl,
"Sir, I should like to know how we can be Christians, and have our own way."
Perhaps many of us have either consciously or unconsciously asked this same question. We have sought, in a measure at least, to do God's will, but we have reserved the right to have our own way whenever it pleases us.
This is not God's plan for Christian living & service & it always brings conflict & unrest & lack of joy & power.
- John W. Lane, Jr., in the Sunday School Times and Christian Youth. (moreillustrations.com)
“Man's greatest honour and privilege is to do the will of God. This was what the Lord Jesus taught His disciples. He once said that only those who did His Father's will would enter the kingdom of Heaven (Matt. 7:21). He also said that His true brothers and sisters were those who did the will of God (Matt. 12:50).” - Zac Poonen.
Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to completely finish His work.” (John 4:34 AMP)