Thy Will Be Done

“Can someone else do that?”

As a leader I have to present and execute the actions of boards that I have moderated. Most times these are easily done, for I usually agree with the other members of the board, at least to some degree. Occasionally, I have disagreed with the board, voted with the minority, even argued strongly against a winning proposition, and then had to carry out the board’s action, even writing letters requesting assistance.

This is the price of leadership.

To write letters those letters, I recall what the winning side had said, then imagine how they might write those letters.

I perceive Jesus expected us to take on  his mind-set when we pray, not merely tack on his name to the end of our prayers. I believe that Jesus came to instruct us how to build up the Kingdom of Heaven, considering his words and actions as we formulate our prayers. When Jesus heard of someone who was ill, he often went to them, touched them, and spoke with them. When praying for peace, I doubt Jesus would have us beg to send someone else, but have us ask what can we do, so that God might do greater things through us.

I tell you the truth,
anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing.
He will do even greater things than these,
because I am going to the Father.
And I will do whatever you ask in my name,
so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.
You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
— John 14:12-14 (NIV)

 

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