Today our youth are studying Following God’s Will. You can join in our study by reading along in Pslam 103 and listening to God’s voice.
Following God’s Will
“Of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust. As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments. The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all. Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word! Bless the Lord, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will! Bless the Lord, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the Lord, O my soul!” (Psalm 103, ESV)
- Following God’s will means deliberately striving for the good path
- Following God’s will means trusting in him even when we horribly fail
- Following God’s will means trusting in his works of righteousness
- Following God’s will mean recognizing something is greater at work than just mortal existence
- Following God’s will means putting into practice what is revealed (even if clumsily)
- Following God’s will means trusting in his compassion, mercy, wisdom and fatherly love
Today our youth will ask God what needs correcting in their life. We understand correction is not bad! It’s wonderful! Our God loves us and wants to guide us to perfection. We will also ask God to reveal his ways to us, to establish us, and put us on the right path as we follow him. Could there possibly be a more beautiful prayer than, “Father, have your will in me” ?
Continue to pray for us as we spend our last full day celebrating in fellowship outside Luna Lake.