Conformity to the Will of God – Thirteenth Day of December
Conformity to the Will of God.
“Not my will, but Thine be done.” — St. Matt. 36:39
To abandon ourselves to God is to give Him our own will. When a soul can with truth say, “Lord, I have no other will than Thine,” it no longer belongs to itself — it is united to God. — St. Francis of Sales.
Father Dupont, having promised God to do His will at all times and in every contradiction, often manifested his desire to be faithful to his promise by addressing Him in these words: “Lord, let Thy holy will be done in me, by me, over me, in all that concerns me, in the manner that pleases Thee, at every moment and during eternity.”
My God, I abandon myself to Thee, I give Thee my will. Let Thy will be done in me, by me, over me, in all things and forever.