What is the will of your Father?

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In order to answer this question, I propose that we ask the opposite question and look to scripture to find the answer.  What is not the will of the Father?  If you follow me on Twitter, you saw this answer coming.  Matthew 18:14 says, “In just the same way, it is not the will of the Father that one of these little ones be lost.”  I just tweeted this verse from scripture because I know most people are not going to take the time to read this post, but I think the message is something believers in this world really need to hear right now.  Earlier in the chapter, Matthew’s gospel offers a glimpse of who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven and what the perception of temptation should be.  However, right before this, he tells us what lengths he is willing to go to save the lost sheep.  How many of us can say we are willing to be uncomfortable to save a lost sheep when there are 99 found sheep with us?  If we are being honest, it is really hard to choose to be uncomfortable when it looks like we are already surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses.   The will of the Father is that all of his sheep are brought back to the sheepfold, so we must stand ready to go in search of them when we are sent.  We will probably not be consulted about how and when we will be sent, so we must stand ready at all times. Just like he did…Jesus

Jesus, help us look at our cross and not count the cost…Save us, savior of the World…For by your cross and ressurection you have set us free…Amen!

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