The verse for today is "Thy will be done.....in earth, as it is in heaven."
A petition to God, that His will be done. Ah, the age old struggle, to pray for His will, and then to have the wisdom to know it. To have discernment. Perhaps, we make it too difficult, we like action, we like to see things happening, to know we are moving in a direction, and if we are quite honest, with our confirmation bias, moving in a direction that suits us.
When I try to distill what is God's will for us, for me I keep returning to the scripture that states" What does the Lord require of you?" And the answer which follows, and I'm paraphrasing, "To deal honestly and justly with your fellow man." Our author in the study guide suggests that it is as simple as remembering the great commission, To love God and to love others, in other words, not so much to have God tell me your will so I can do it, action again, as it is to "Do your will in me." In the gospel according to John we find this, "My food, is to do the will of Him that sent me and to complete His work."
So we find Jesus taking the road less travelled, spending a lot of time with people, always on the road to somewhere, yet
always interruptible, always taking a detour to see this one or that, and always found in the company of those that society would have found less than. For me, as with the author, discerning God's will is more about asking for God to teach us to do things Jesus' way, and not just about what we do.
Have a blessed week.