whose will but yours

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“Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven…”

For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.  For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. (John 6:38-40)

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Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness. (Psalm 143:10)

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You have searched me, LORD, and you know me.  You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.  (Psalm 139:1-6)

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God…Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.  (1 Timothy 2:4)

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Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”  (Matthew 16:24)

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we say

in God we trust

but

give me liberty or give me

death

as a good american

which is it?

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have it your way

we say

but

Thy will be done

stand on your own two feet

and

submit to God

independence

and

utter dependence

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freedom to chart my

own course

without a map

to wander

pathless with

no guide

strange that what seems like

stricture

is

will be

the saving of my soul

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so

though i chafe

and wish not to bow

Thy will

will be

done

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