Series 2 - Lesson 10 - Annotation 2
What is the will of God, and what is it to do His will?
2. It is good for us to realize at the outset of Truth study that the "will of God" is actually His plan of perfection for every species of creation. That is, a certain species of seed comes forth as a particular tree; the flower seed as a rose, a buttercup, etc.; and the animals, reptiles, birds, fish, all according to their own plan. We must also recognize the Truth that God's will for man is His plan of perfection, for man was created in the beginning in God's image and after His likeness.
God's will is also His purpose, design, and intent of Absolute Good for man and all creation. In man, God's will can also be called the I AM identity in him, for it is the perfect law of mind action that produces only good.
To do the will of God means to cooperate consciously with the law of mind action in thinking, feeling, word, action, and reaction. When man recognizes that the will of God is the operation of the law of mind action, and trains himself to think, feel, speak, act, and react in accordance with this law, plan, design, and purpose of God, then it can be said that he is doing the will of God.
"Man is the executive power in Being and only through his willing cooperation can the designs of the true God be carried out. These designs are based on principles that cannot be changed, and man must come into such close touch with the wisdom of God that he will consciously cooperate in bringing the perfect creation into existence" (Keep a True Lent 61).
Preceding Entry: What is will? What is understanding? What is the relation of will to understanding?
Following Entry: Is it God's will that man should suffer? Give reasons for your answer.