The Knowledge of God’s Will.
Many times I have heard people say that this or that is God’s will. By that they mean that the event is ordained to be without human intervention or objection. It says, we must accept the inevitability and authority of God in matters of death, disease, arrival at a destination after a long or perilous journey or many other situations. God’s will is often a central tenent in religious sects and faiths, for example the Religious Science believers,Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Mormons and Amish, and Islam. I think I believe in the will of God also because I find myself petitioning God by saying at the end of prayers, “Thy will be done.” Or “if it is thy will.” I do it when I say, “the Universe knows”or “that was supposed to be,” or “that wasn’t meant to be.” What do you think?
The Unity teachings say we are co-workers with God; so do the teachings of Eckankar, and I suppose I subscribe to that as well. I think we can determine our wishes and focus on them to manifest them, yet the conditions and the flow of things and the rightness of that thing for us must synchronize. So is it the will of God that I do not get my passionate want of the moment? Existentialist say God made the word and stepped away. That God could care less what decisions we make or don’t make. This view gives rise to the question if God is loving and good how can He allow such atrocities as occur as are occurring such as the genocide or entire racial groups or the hateful continuous fighting between the Palestinians and the Jews in the Holy Land? But God gave us free will, and divine mind so if the world is in an uproar and tumult, it is not God’s fault or God’s will. It is ours–our human brothers and sisters and their resistance to or stultification in the face of un-found solutions for peace and order. We create within Creation.
No one can know God as God, only the belief and the evidence of the touch of God in the miracles and commonplace creation of life. No one knows the will of God because God cannot be known directly,only through a private or collective faith based on the broadest interpretation and influence of Good, Order , Love and Peace. In this way we can live with the knowledge of God’s will as moral and ethical truth born of agreement. What do you think? Here’s your Daily Word:
Pray for Others
I affirm that every need is met.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
I celebrate each individual for whom I pray as a unique expression of the Divine, a spiritual being having a human experience. I realize that any condition they face is temporary. No matter the challenge, Spirit is there, providing love and guidance. The Divine powers of love, strength, and faith support them. I affirm that, beyond any earthly appearances, a greater reality and a broader Truth prevail: God is—and all is well.
As I hold my friends and family in prayer, I see each person claiming their birthright of peace, health, and prosperity. I affirm that there is only One Power and One Presence—God the Good. My heart is filled with gratitude and thanksgiving.
Since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will.—Colossians 1:9