God’s Will / Our Will

Acts 9:6 So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” Then the Lord said to him, “Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”
The mystery of man’s free will is far too great for us to really comprehend! God said to Adam and Eve: “

You shalt not eat from this tree” (Genesis 2:16–17

). Here was a divine requirement calling for obedience on the part of those who had the power of choice and will. When they disobeyed, they usurped the right that was not theirs!

The poet Tennyson must have thought about this, when he wrote in his “In Memoriam”: “Our wills are ours, we know not how; our wills are ours to make them Thine!”. Now this might rub you the wrong way however it is the truth. As created beings, that is our ONLY right—to make our wills the will of God, to make the will of God our will! God is sovereign, and we are the creatures. He is the Creator and has the right to command us with the obligation that we should obey.

And listen though this is a challenge when we come to a real submission on our will to His then we understand what Jesus meant when He said, “My yoke is easy and My burden is light!” It is important to agree that true salvation restores the right of a Creator-creature relationship, acknowledging God’s right to our fellowship and communion! So go ahead make your will, God’s will.

                                         Dr. Chris