God’s will

We, Jesus followers, are the agents assigned to carry out God’s will on earth. Too easily we expect God to do something for us when instead God wants to do it through us. Philip Yancey

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. I Thessalonians 5:16-18

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

testing

Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” – Paulo Coelho

This is the reason we never lose heart. The outward man does indeed suffer wear and tear, but every day the inward man receives fresh strength. 2 Cor 4:16

action

Love is not a feeling. Love is and action, an activity . . . Genuine love implies commitment and the exercise of wisdom . . . love has the will to extend oneself for the purpose of nurturing one”s own or another’s spiritual growth . . . true love is an act of will that often transcends ephemeral feelings of love or cathexis, it is correct to say . . . ‘Love is as love does’. M Scott Peck

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, . . . Ist Corinthians 13:4,5