To Want What God Wants
So many conflicts and misunderstandings result
from our hearts not getting what they
How often we try the patience of God
of one another in pursuing our own
at someone else's expense. To do what
wants is to turn from our old ways
work with Him in doing His will in
To make this choice with a firm resolve
to embrace the cross.
"He said, 'Abba,Father, for you all things
are possible; remove this cup from me; yet,
not what I want, but what you want.'" (Mark 14.36)
God is the author of all life;
His word is pregnant with His will.
Beneath the day's events and strife,
His hand is ever-present still.
One's free will is a sacred trust;
The Lord respects what we decide.
How often do our dreams go bust,
Our thoughts conflict, our ways collide!
The Lord's will is the surest way;
In Him, we confidently run.
To vow allegiance is to pray:
"Not my will but Your will be
To choose His will is a tough choice:
One's rights and freedoms face a loss;
The heart's desires lose their voice
This choice is to embrace the cross.
With firm resolve, entrust each day.
Embrace the cross: God's will; God's
"...Live for the rest of your earthly life no
longer by human desires but by the will of
God... let those suffering in accordance
with God's will entrust themselves to a faithful
Creator, while continuing to do good." (1 Peter 4.2b,19)
Lord, I entrust the needs of my heart
You, and I choose Your will, believing
You always know what is best and that
will always lead me on the way of truth
(c) Paul Buis, 2009