"I delight to do Thy will, O My God." Psalm 40:8
These words are a prophetic message on the part of our blessed LORD through the mouth of His servant David. They express extreme joyfulness in doing the will of God. And what was that will of God, briefly summarized, which the Savior delighted to do? Hear His own declaration: "This is the will of Him that sent Me, that every one which seeth the Son and believeth on Him may have everlasting life."
These words reveal the motive that ought to prompt all Christian service. And by that motive Christian service is raised above the sphere of duty and elevated to the sphere of a royal privilege.
Christian friends, The remembrance of the Savior's willingness to carry out the Father's will in our behalf ought to drive out of our hearts the coldness and the sluggishness which so often hinder us. This kindles within us a new desire and willingness to do our part in the work of the Church even though in doing so we at times must rearrange or even cancel the plans we have made for our own pleasure or pastime.
Have Thine own way, LORD! Have Thine own way Thou art the Potter, I am the clay; Mold me and make me after Thy will, While I am waiting, yielded and still.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY- In His will is our peace.