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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Love my country, my family, my friends, and above all the Lord Jesus. I was raised in the Northest, and have also lived in California; Florida; and Texas; as an evangelist and pastor. I have traveled a lot, and have made a lot of friends, and been of some help to a few people, for which I am grateful.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Your Will Be Done

This is the heart of the issue of "trust in the Lord." To come to the place of "knowing the good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God." We can't know this until we have come to the place of surrending our will to His. It's not a simple decision, but a vital one.

All through our lives we have based our decisions about life on the information we have received from the world. Mostly through our five senses, and our mind. Some through experience. And others by association with others. The most critical to our choices has always been "self-preservation". For if we couldn't keep ourselves alive, then the rest is immaterial.

The ability to give ourselves to the will of some-one else can only be done one way. In love. Love is the only thing stronger than survival. Where there is love there is self-sacrifice, to the object of that love. This love comes from the knowing of the person who is loved. Not in a theory, but in a fact. By introduction and experience. With understanding and full acceptance of the worthiness of the person.

This is to be our walk. So that as we come to know God, we are changed into willing vessels of His love. To be so secure in His love that we no longer count our lives dear to us. But rather to be spent on the will of God. We are called to "die to self", and live for the glory of God. Such was the walk of Jesus. This is done by the love of God shed abroad in our hearts. As Jesus said; "that the world may know that I love the Father, and always do what pleases Him." Even unto death, and that on a cross.

This is totally different from the natural man. A whole different mind set. To spend our live for the will of another. Even to be willing to die, if it's expedient to the will of God. This is the fruit of the Spirit, the supernatural endowement of love. It is not in man, but in God. That one would lay down his life for "his enemies". Neither is this a trial after the flesh, but a high calling, to "share in Christ's suffering." To glorify the Son of God, by following in his example.

This is not a work of happenstance or the wiles of the devil, but of the love of God. Ask Peter; three times Jesus asked, Peter do you love me? Then after commissioning Peter, Jesus told him how he would bring glory to God in his death. This after the love was confirmed in Peter. This is a work in the mature, those who have gone to great heights in their walk with God. Those who by experience have come to grasp the love that God has, and the perfection of His will. Counting anything else rubbish, to abtain to the high calling of God for their life. To be counted worthy to suffer for Christ's sake.


Blogger Callmeteem said...

Thanks for the post Pete. May the Lord change my heart. And may I come to the place where my obedience is immediate every time.

12:40 PM  
Blogger pete porter said...

Thanks Tim,
And in me as well.
Be Blessed,

7:55 PM  
Blogger Jeannie said...

Great points..thanks for your insight...

3:11 AM  
Blogger pete porter said...

Hi Jeannie,
Thank you. Always nice to hear from you.
Be Blessed,

8:42 PM  
Blogger Suze said...

Very timely for me. Thanks! Things are happening in my life that are pretty nasty right now - but it could be worse - AND - it must be the Lord's will from what I can tell - SO - I must acquire the attitude you write about.

7:52 PM  
Blogger pete porter said...

Blue Boobs,
Welcome to my site. I try to write of the encouragement of the life we have in Christ. I'm glad it helped you.
Be Blessed,

8:30 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

I see an underlying theme in many of others blog posts around(including my own)--think He is speaking? You have a great heart for the Lord Pete.

11:57 PM  
Blogger pete porter said...

Hi Teresa,
Nice to hear from you. Yes, it seems that God want's to be sure our motivation is His love. The more we know Him, the more the Spirit is able to word in us. That's great with me, and from your site, I'm sure with you also.
Be Blessed,

8:21 PM  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Well done, Pete. I wrote about your post this morning at my blog. Peace.

6:30 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

wow. the Lord is moving upon hearts all over the world wth this message. you have written so eloquently, Pete, the concept.

only in maturity can we express that love. oh, and that road to maturity has been strewn with so many opportunities to crucify the flesh like our dear Saviour and choose to express the love rather than anything else.

profound. thank you for this post.

Be blessed, i sure am.

7:50 AM  
Blogger pete porter said...

Thank you, and thanks for the link. It's always a pleasure to be included in your company.
Be blessed,

12:38 PM  
Blogger pete porter said...

Great to hear from you, thank you for your gracious comment. I will indeed watch your progress. As I'm sure there are many lessons we all will be presented with so that we grow and grow until the Lord comes.
Be Blessed,

12:43 PM  

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