-OR-, are you of those religious souls yet in bondage under the law of "i have to"?
-OR-, are you of the multitudes who believe "it don't matter to me"?
Those who have experienced The Miracle that is receiving "a love of The TRUTH so that they might be saved" from their own self ("I", ego, id, pride) life, seek and desire(want) that which The Messiah sought and desired; as we evermore seek to follow Him on that "Narrow Way" that leads to The Life! (II Thessalonians 2:10-13, Matthew 7:14, II Corinthians 4:10-11) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-must-die.html
So it is that the brethren of The Messiah desire(want) "to walk as He walked", evermore seeking to do "Our FATHER'S Will and Good Pleasure"! And willing to forsake all! YES, and our own life as well! For we have REALized that such IS "The Way, The TRUTH, and The Life"! (I John 2:6, Luke 22:42, Philippians 2:13, Luke 14:33, John 14:6) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/10/surrender-dependence-faith-way-to-truth.html
And Thankfully "Our FATHER and GOD", HE yet communes with, and HE knows what is best for HIS children! (John 20:17) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/09/our-father-and-god-john-2017.html
So liken unto The Messiah, His brethren also seek and desire(want) above all else:
"FATHER, not my will, But THY Will Be Done"....... (Luke 22:42)
And "i beseech you therefore, brethren, by the Mercies of Our FATHER and GOD, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto Our FATHER and GOD, which is your reasonable service....... (Romans 12:1, John 20:17)
And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, Will of Our FATHER and GOD!" (Romans 12:2, John 20:17)
Did not The Messiah reveal the need for such to be, both in His Life and His Teachings?
And it is needful to REALize that The Messiah received both His Life and His Teachings from "Our FATHER and GOD"! (John 5:19,30; 8:28-29; 12:49-50 14:10,23-24, 20:17)
And as The Messiah, so also have His brethren REALized "i can do nothing of my own self"! (John 5:19,30; 8:28-29) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-messiah-testified-i-can-do-nothing.html
HE DID! and HE does.......
(John 8:28) "Then said The Messiah unto them, "When you have lifted up The Son of man, then shall you know that I am He, and that I CAN DO NOTHING OF MY OWN SELF, but as My FATHER has taught Me, I speak these things."
(John 5:30) "I CAN OF MY OWN SELF DO NOTHING, as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not My own will, but The Will of The FATHER, HE WHO has sent Me."
(John 13:16) "Truly, Truly, I say unto you, "The Servant (The Messiah) is not greater than His LORD (Our FATHER and GOD), neither is He (The Messiah) that is sent greater than HE (Our FATHER and GOD) that sent Him (The Messiah)."
(John 5:36) "But I have greater witness than that of John, for the works which The FATHER has given Me to finish, the same works that I do bear witness that The FATHER has Sent Me."
And as "Our FATHER and GOD sent The Messiah", so also The Messiah sent His brethren to do "The Will and Good Pleasure of Our FATHER and GOD"! (John 20:21, Philippians 2:13)
And we WANT(desire) TO DO "The Will and Good Pleasure of Our FATHER and GOD"! (Philippians 2:13)
So it is we "cry unto Our FATHER and GOD day and night!" (Luke 18:7, John 20:17)
Evermore sounding and resounding a Declaration of Dependence:
HE DID! and HE does.......
So Thankfully, "The Peace that surpasses ALL understanding" IS! in spite of the disease (no-peace) that is of this evil world and/or religion's way(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27)….... (Philippians 4:7, John 14:27; 7:7, I John 5:19; 2:15-17, James 1:27; 4:4)
ALL Thanks and Praise Be Unto Our FATHER(TRUTH, SPIRIT, CREATOR, GOD, LORD, MASTER, LIGHT, LOVE, LIFE,,,,,,, ALL IN ALL that which IS Truly GOOD)! (John 20:17; 14:28, Mark 10:18)