Today’s devotion is based on 1 Peter 3:2, “From now on, then, you must live the rest of your earthly lives controlled by God’s will and not by human desires.”
The wonderful thing about putting God’s will first is that God wills the best for you. You may not know what you need or want, but God knows you better than you know yourself. He leads you to pray to him, and through your prayers, he gives you and all for whom you pray his blessing and his life.
It is hard to live that way because of our sinful nature, but God has given us help through the Holy Spirit. When praying the Lord’s Prayer, ,you put your faith into action by praying to your Father in heaven: ‘your will be done on earth as it is heaven.’ As you pray this prayer, God frees you from being weighed down by the anxieties and concerns that you experience in your life. He frees you by giving you the grace to see the world from his point of view, and by letting you put his forgiving, peaceful, and life-giving will first.
Please pray with me the prayer for today. Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, let your will be done in my life and in the whole of your creation. I trust you to give me all that I need in body and soul. All praise and glory to you. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.