Thy will be done

Thy will be done.


254. Thy will be done: In the writings of the bible and the Bahá’í Faith we are encouraged to let Gods will be done over and above all our wishes and desires. This is one of the spiritual requirements to all men if we wish to truly grow and develop to our greatest spiritual potential. the cross-5pix Christianity: Luke 22:42 “Saying, Father, if Thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but Thine, be done.” Jewish symbols star-8pix Judaism: Deuteronomy 5:27 “Go thou near, and hear all that The LORD our God shall say: and speak thou unto us all that The LORD our God shall speak unto thee; and we will hear it, and do it.” Psalms 40:8 “I delight to do Thy will, O my God: yea, Thy law is within my heart.”

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Commit thyself to God; give up thy will and choose that of God; abandon thy desire and lay hold on that of God; that thou mayest be a holy, spiritual and heavenly example.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Tablets of Abdu’l-Baha v1, p. 89)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Out of utter nothingness, O great and omnipotent Master, Thou hast, through the celestial potency of Thy might, brought me forth and raised me up to proclaim this Revelation. I have made none other but Thee my trust; I have clung to no will but Thy Will. Thou art, in truth, the All-Sufficing.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 59)

   We must let Gods will reign in our lives if we truly wish to see the greatest good come out of our endeavors in the pathway of spiritual perfection in this world and the world to come.

Jewish symbols-13pix JUDAISMPsalms 143:10 “Teach me to do Thy will; for Thou art my God: Thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.” the cross-5pix Christianity: Matthew 6:10 “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “This is the glorious time of which the Lord Jesus Christ spoke when He told us to pray ‘Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks, p. 88)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Thou hast created in heaven and earth and whatsoever lieth between them; inasmuch as he will inherit the heavenly home, through the revelation of Thy favours, and will partake of the goodly gifts Thou hast provided therein; for the things which are with Thee are inexhaustible. This indeed is Thy blessing which according to the good-pleasure of Thy Will Thou dost bestow on those who tread the path of Thy love.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 189)

   Through Gods sovereign will we can best develop our soul and change this world into a better world. If we were to reflect, how would Christianity have been able to change the world if Jesus had refused the will of God and not sacrificed himself for the betterment of mankind.  the cross-5pix Christianity: Matthew 26:42 “He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, Thy will be done.”

   If Jesus had not sacrificed himself demonstrating his complete confidence and reliance upon God Christianity would not have had the power to effect the great changes in the world and in our lives that it has had.

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Merge thy will in His pleasure, for We have, at no time, desired anything whatsoever except His Will, and have welcomed each one of His irrevocable decrees. Let thine heart be patient, and be thou not dismayed.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 120)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “PRAISED and glorified art Thou, O God! Grant that the day of attaining Thy holy presence may be fast approaching. Cheer our hearts through the potency of Thy love and good-pleasure and bestow upon us steadfastness that we may willingly submit to Thy Will and Thy Decree. Verily Thy knowledge embraceth all the things Thou hast created or wilt create and Thy celestial might transcendeth whatsoever Thou hast called or wilt call into being.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 214)

CHRISTIANITY: Luke 11:2 “And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.” It is God’s will for us that we become spiritually alive and immersed in the ocean of His love.

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Know thou, that I have wafted unto thee all the fragrances of holiness, have fully revealed to thee My word, have perfected through thee My bounty and have desired for thee that which I have desired for My Self.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, The Arabic Hidden Words)

the cross-25pix CHRISTIANITYHebrews 10:7 “Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do Thy will, O God.” It is Gods will that we spiritually excel and become more like Christ and Bahá’u’lláh, but this doesn’t happen a lot because our own will prevents it. God is out there with His arms opened wide waiting for us but we limit the amount of interaction we have with Him.

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “O SON OF BEING! Love Me, that I may love thee. If thou lovest Me not, My love can in no wise reach thee. Know this, O servant.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, The Arabic Hidden Words)

   It is Gods desire that we grow spiritually and choose Him over the love of the world, but he gave us free will to choose that which is good for us or that which is less good. In truth if we surrender our will to His we serve for the betterment of everything: the world, our life, interaction with our fellow man and all things that can make for us, a better existence in this world and the next.

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Aid me, O my Lord, to surrender myself wholly to Thy Will, and to arise and serve Thee, for I cherish this earthly life for no other purpose than to compass the Tabernacle of Thy Revelation and the Seat of Thy Glory. Thou seest me, O my God, detached from all else but Thee, and humble and subservient to Thy Will. Deal with me as it beseemeth Thee, and as it befitteth Thy highness and great glory.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 311)

   The call on mankind to bow to the will of God is not just found in Christianity and The Bahá’í Faith. This call to service to the will of Gods desire is also found in the other religions of God as well.

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “HOW vast the number of people who are well versed in every science, yet it is their adherence to the holy Word of God which will determine their faith, inasmuch as the fruit of every science is none other than the knowledge of divine precepts and submission unto His good-pleasure.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 88)

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 162. “Truly, my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life and my death, are (all) for Allah (God), the Cherisher of the Worlds:” 163. “No partner hath He: this am I commanded, and I am the first of those who bow to His Will.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   6)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 27. “(We commanded) only the seeking for the Good pleasure of Allah;”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  57)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: “O Allah! I surrender (my will) to You; I believe in You and depend on You. And repent to You,”

(Hadith, Bukhari Vol 2, Book 21, # 221)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix  ZOROASTRIANISM: “The willful surrender of the free man is what The Lord enjoys.” “Complete surrender of one’s own will to the will of Mazda (God), is the best way of God realization.” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan pp. 273 and 449)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: 8. “And thou shalt say aloud these victorious, most healing words: The will of The Lord is the law of holiness.”

(Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Vendidad 8)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: 12. “May’st Thou rule at Thy will, O Lord.”

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 12)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: 5. “May’st Thou, O Ahura Mazda! reign at Thy will, and with a saving rule over Thine own creatures,”

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 8)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “Whatever thou doest, Prince! Eating or sacrificing, giving gifts, praying or fasting, let it all be done For Me,”

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 9)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: “Do all thou dost for Me! Renounce for Me! Sacrifice heart and mind and will to Me! Live in the faith of Me! In faith of Me All dangers thou shalt vanquish, by My grace;”

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 18)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: “Unto us Thou art a Father, we Thy sacred will obey, Give us then Thy holy blessings.”

(Hindu, Mababharata (R. Dutt, abridged tr))

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM:7. “He has no need for faith who knows the uncreated, who has cut off rebirth, who has destroyed any opportunity for good or evil, and cast away all desire (save for the will of the Uncreated). He is indeed the ultimate man.”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 1 (tr. J. Richards))

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix Buddhism: 20. “Pluck out your desire (will envy), like one does an autumn lotus with one’s hand. Devote yourself to the path of peace, the nirvana proclaimed by the Blessed One.”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 1 (tr. J. Richards))

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “And Thou hast spoken to us with Thy Word And hast commanded us with Thy commandment ‘Be My glory and I will be your Glory. Be My light and I will be your Light. And My name shall be in your mouths And I will be with you.’” And we shall selflessly submit to Thy will and Thy command. “In the twinkling of an eye and at a turn of the wheels, (Let) our petition, our prayer and our submission Rise up before Thee.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 75)