Greetings and good morning brothers and sisters. This is Dr. James Perry continuing with our series where we seek to explore the deeper meanings of our relationship with Jesus Christ. Over the years, the heavenly Father has revealed many revelations of spiritual truth to me, and I want to share them with you. This morning we will ponder our lives as we seek to understand what it means to implement the Father's Will.
And now, sit back and listen to today's message.
Implementing The Father's Will
"And He looked around on them which sat about him, and said behold my mother and my brother! For whosoever shall do the will God, the same is my brother and my sister, and mother." Mark, Chapter 3, Verses 34 and 35.
Implementing the Father's will in our lives means we live in the flow of righteousness. It means we increase the amount of love we give in response to evil we receive. It means we spiritualize our minds and souls by seeking the spiritual meaning of all material losses in the spiritual realm where those indestructible realities are harbored. When we do this we replace despair with hope, joy with sorrow, and success in the place of failure. Implementing the Father's will is a technique whereby our material self identifies with spirit and becomes spirit in the process.
When we implement the Father's will in our lives, our progress through life is like a series of opening and closing doors, which are controlled by the Heavenly Father who leads us on to ever progressive states of achievements that are intellectual, moral and spiritual. When the doors of opportunity are closed, we should spend our time in spiritual preparation and display the fruits of the spirit, awaiting the time when new doors of opportunity will afford us with further development of our spiritual character. Preparation is extremely important and essential for success in the next stage of development.
When we implement the Father's will in our lives, we prepare for the next stage of development by sincerely attempting to master the experience that presently engages us, not by anticipating what the future may bring and trying to act prematurely. Never will we achieve anything good by running away from that in which we are currently engaged, for what we run toward is usually worse than what we run from. Such an attitude of sincerely attempting to master one experience before moving on to the next amounts to opening a locked door of opportunity with the correct key rather than smashing the door down with an axe of impatience which delays or destroys both the opportunity to participate in a new experience as well as the capacity to function therein.
When we implement the Father's will in our lives, we realize that the Father's will is manifested in the continuous unfolding of events, each requiring a little more effort than the preceding one did. We realize that wherever reality unfolds the Father's love unfolds right along with it. Each experience requires that we function on the highest level of understanding and wisdom that we possess, no matter how painful or disagreeable that experience may be.
Implementing the Father's will in our lives means we will be required to love just a little bit more. It is not the Father's will that we depart from His way because rapidly unfolding events are not preceding according to our plans. It is not the Father's will that we depart from the divine way to implement first our selfish desires, while thinking we'll return to the divine way later when things are progressing more favorably. The divine way is the way of unconditional love, untiring unselfishness, unthinking patience, mercifulness and forgetful forgiveness. The divine way requires us to relate ourselves to our brothers and sisters in such a way that they receive the maximum amount of Fatherly love and light possible.
Implementing the Father's will in our lives means we have become sufficiently conscious of the divine way and have whole-heartededly decided to pursue that way. By so doing, we become qualified to function as a revealer of the Father's love to those confused persons who seek to find the Father through the Son. Since we don't control the duration or flow of events, we cannot decide when enough of the Father's magnificent love and mercy has been demonstrated. We should remember that the Father never gives up on anyone.
Implementing the Father's will is the secret to acquiring a moral and spiritual character like the human Jesus did when he lived on earth. This concludes today's message on the meaning of implementing the Father' will. We hope you find something in this message to ponder and pray about as you go about your day. Until next time, this is Dr. James Perry.