Is God reasonable? | Your will be done | Living the Lord’s Prayer

If being reasonable, rational, and logical are prerequisites and qualifiers for us to follow God’s will, then there is a good chance we will never move forward with Him. In fact, Scripture often reveals His will is just the opposite of these qualities as we like to define them.

For example, in Acts chapter 8, Philip was instructed by God to take a desert road to Gaza while the rest of the team returned to spiritually active Jerusalem. Had he decided not to go because it didn’t seem rational, reasonable, or logical, Phillip would have missed the opportunity to lead the Ethiopian official to Christ. Some historians believe this event contributed to the expansion of Christianity in that region.

What if Jesus during his painstaking prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane had decided the impending humiliation, physical pain, and death was not reasonable, rational, and logical and abandoned His mission? What if Jesus, after Peter cut the ear off the high priest’s slave, had actually called down those 12 legions of angel’s? Where would that have left us? Jesus had already passed through a defining moment when earlier He prayed “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup pass from me. Yet not as I will, but as You will.”

In 2001, missionary Heather Mercer was captured and imprisoned by the Taliban while ministering in Afghanistan. She had been sharing the Jesus film among the Islamic people. During her ordeal she shared how frightened she was at times, but how she also consistently heard God ask her, “Will you trust me?” Heather was eventually freed by her captors, and when she returned to the USA she discovered a far greater platform to share her faith. Where is she today? She is ministering among the people of Iraq, even in the midst of the ISIS crisis.

Is the will of God always reasonable, rational, and logical? Perhaps not by our definition, but His will is always right, fruit producing, and life giving when followed.

Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven