PRAYING AGAINST THE STATUS QUO (Lords Prayer 22)

Are you aware that when you pray “Your will be done” (Matthew 6:10) you are praying for a God-ordained rebellion?  You are asking that the status quo of this world be upset and overthrown.  You are asking God to take action to make things right, in your own life and also in the world at large.

It’s clear that God’s will is seldom done on earth.  Killing unborn babies is not His will, neither is homosexuality or other forms of immorality.  Divorce is not His will, or abuse, or pornography, or adultery, or ethnic cleansing.  Materialism, self-centeredness,  greed and using others for one’s own benefit is not His will.  In fact, there is very little that goes on in this world that is His will.  That’s because it is Satan’s world and he rules it by instilling his principles and ethics (John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11; Ephesians 2:2).

God does not accept these things, and neither should His children.  He sent His prophets in the Old Testament to warn against these things and show what His will was for His people.  He inspired people to write these things down so all would know how things should be – motivated by love, justice and kindness.

In fact, God so wanted change that He Himself came to earth to show and say that things must change.  If everything had been OK He wouldn’t have had to come.  Jesus’ whole life was against the status quo.  Instead of changing, though, they planned to kill Him.

“Thy will be done.”  God does not accept the status quo and neither should we, in ourselves or in the world around us.  We are to pray specifically and continually against it.  But we are also to act against it in our lives and in the world around us.  By our example, by our words, by our vote, by our involvement, by our serving others, by our getting involved, by our sharing what we have and by our sensitivity to the needs of others we are to doing, as well as praying, God’s will in every area of life.  God will give you opportunities to do so today.  Be alert to them.  Make sure His will is done in every way possible this day.

(Written by Jerry Schmoyer, 2014.  You can find more of his writings at http://www.christiantrainingonline.org/.  If you have questions or suggestions feel free to contact him at jerry@schmoyer.net)

C t O Rev. Dr. JERRY SCHMOYER
Christian Training Organization
jerry@ChristianTrainingOrganization.org
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