Doing the Will of God

2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. 1 Peter 4:2

When you’ve tasted the best foods in the world, mere hamburgers and french fries just don’t satisfy. When we become Believers, we get a taste of eternal joy and peace. We get a glimpse of heaven and begin wondering about it. We see things differently. We have a renewed sense of destiny and purpose.

But that was years ago. How are things now? Are you as excited about heavenly thing as you once were? Do you long for the day when you see Jesus face to face or do you dread that day?

Life happens. Things change. People change. As we mature, our emotions settle down and we can make calm and rash decisions. Our excitement turns to contentment. It’s how this life is supposed to be lived. It doesn’t always happen like that.

Recall that even while Jesus prayed to not go through with the crucifixion, and even as he hung there, he asked for God’s will to be done in the matter. That is extremely important to remember because even a member of the Godhead wanted and needed to do the will of God. And that’s what we should be living for.

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