Sunday, September 20, 2015

Dial Daily Bread: Does the Lord Need Our Help?

Dear Friends of "Dial Daily Bread,"

Does the Lord need humans to do things that He wants done "on earth as it is in heaven"?

When we pray the Lord's prayer, we are confessing that His will be done "on earth as it is in heaven"; but who is to accomplish that? Angels are His "ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation" (Heb. 1:14). But their ministry is not to do things that those "who will inherit salvation" should do themselves. The Father's will never will be done "in earth as it is in heaven" until His own people get busy and do it.

A prayer that will always be answered is this, "Father in heaven, what do You want me to do?" It may be a phone call that you have shied away from; to make the call will require laying self aside! It may be a letter that you have been impressed that it is your duty to write; that too will require a denial of self. It may be a personal visit likewise that you need to make.

Welcome to the joyous thrill that is yours when you know you have done what the heavenly Father wants you to do. That means you have become a fellow-laborer with Him!

Can you think of a higher honor you could have but that--as the holy angels all step aside in deep respect as you do what the Father has appointed you to do?

--Robert J. Wieland

From the "Dial Daily Bread" Archive: June 17, 2008.

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