The BIG difference between BEING right and DOING right
Jesus taught us how to pray in Matthew 6. One of the key components of that prayer is that in it, Jesus doesn’t ask for things to be done His way – He asks that things be done God’s way.
When we pray, asking God to intervene in our situations and circumstances, we need to submit to His will, not ask Him to submit to ours. When we do, we will undoubtedly find that there’s something we need to change or do better.
Imagine how much better the relationships in your life would be if you decided to do your part to help things change instead of waiting for the other person to change!
Pray the Lord’s prayer, this time carefully considering what it means for God’s will to be done in your relationships instead of your will.
In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.