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 the meaning of the gap
between our will and the Father's will.
And now, sit back and listen to today's message.
"For the good that I would, I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do." Romans,
Chapter 7, Verse 19.
The gap is great between our will and the Divine will. But we can align our will with his will and
eliminate the gap between the two. We do this by habitually choosing of his way over our way, "for
there is a way that seems right to man but that way leads to death." "Not my will, but your will be
done" must be the desire of our human wills at all times and in all circumstances. We must keep this
desire foremost in our minds and souls at all times if we are to align our will with his.
There are many gaps. There is the gap between what we say and what we mean. This is the gap of
misunderstanding. There is the gap between what we say and what we do. This is the gap of
falsehood. There is the gap between what we truly desire and what we do. This is the gap of truth.
And there is the gap between what we truly desire to be and what we really are. This is the gap of
Constantly choosing the Father's will is the secret to narrowing the gap of imperfection. We do not
have the wisdom to perfect ourselves. We only have the wisdom to choose the Father's will. When
we identify with the Father's will, we receive eternal life; if we fail to identify with the Father's will,
we remain mortal and die, and this is everlasting death.
The Father's will never strives but is always successful. When we submit our will to the Divine will,
the Father's will gains control over the decision-making powers of our minds, and depending upon
the degree of dedication and consecration that we have, the Father's will diverts the stream of our
decisions according to His will. This is a very subtle and largely unconscious process, but
nevertheless very real. The end result determines eternal life or eternal death.
When we wholeheartedly dedicate and consecrate our wills to doing the Father's will, our minds and
souls are increasingly concerned with the pursuit of truth, constantly trying to arrive at the truth of
reality, seeking what really is real and eternal. We discover the love of the Father is eternally real and
true. When we whole heartedly dedicate and consecrate our will to the Father's will, our minds are
increasingly concerned with the pursuit of goodness, constantly differentiating between good and
evil, and wisely choosing between the two, constantly seeking the highest good. When we whole
heartedly dedicate and consecrate our will to the Father's will, our souls increasingly worship the
Father and are raptured by the beauty of his love.
And as our minds and souls listen to Jesus, the Spirit of Truth as he speaks to us, the gap of
imperfections narrows. Our souls become perfectly reflective of the spirit of Jesus as we discover
his presence, the spiritual voice, the still voice. This spirit of Jesus steadily encourages our souls to
become like Him so that we can come home. Always is this spirit seeking and always are our souls
seeking to find each other, to become one with Jesus, even as the Father and he are one.
This concludes today's message on understanding the meaning of the gap between our will and the
Father's 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.