21 Day Challenge – Day 7

“There are many ways to apply the prayer, “Thy will be done.”

First, yield your daily schedule to God. Obviously God will not tell you audibly what to do each day. You will plan your day with His priorities in mind, asking what is best for your family, your health, your job, your growth, and so on. Then, throughout the day, look for His guidance in the situations you are praying about. When you say, “Sure, why not?” to God’s values and direction, you will do His will in your daily life.

Second, ask for God’s providential guidance. Providence is when God works behind the scenes to “work all things according to His will” (Rom. 8:28). Providence is when God acts like the director of a play. He sets the stage and guides you as you prepare, but you are the actor who says the lines, acts out the scene and uses the props He has given you to use. When you say, “Sure, why not?” to God’s providence, He will guide you to do His will in the grand story He is writing for you.

Third, ask for God’s protection. When you yield to God’s plan for your life and attempt to walk in His will, expect Him to protect you. The Bible does not promise that life will always be a rose garden; persecution, trials and temptations are to be expected. But when you say, “Sure, why not” to Gods plan, He will protect you so that you can complete it.”

Excerpt From: Elmer L. Towns. “Fasting with the Lord’s Prayer.”

Scripture Reading: Psalm 23

Memory Verse: “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28, NKJV)