There are so many times that we don’t know what to do, where we are so perplexed, so troubled, but today we need choose faith, we choose Him. We must never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. Yet in all of our prayers we should always remember that God’s will, must always come before our will. The sweetest lesson I have learned in my walk with the Lord is to let the Him choose for me.”
“He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Not my will Lord, but Your will be done..” Matthew 26:39
Obedience is not the absence of doubt or fear. It is an act of faith and trust. Jesus was a perfect example. He knew that His purpose was to be the sacrifice for the sins of the world. He also knew that His death would be an excruciating, painful ordeal. In His anguish He came to God His Father and asked if it was possible to let the suffering that He was to face be put off. But in the next breath, He chose to exercise the gut wrenching faith that you and I are called to follow. Against His circumstantial evidence, against His desire to be free from such terrific agony, He submitted Himself to His loving Father. His Father, our Almighty God, almighty in love, in knowledge and in power.
Our Lord Jesus modeled the faith and trust that you and I need in order to live the life God has for us. He prayed, “I want Your will to be done, not mine.” That’s it, isn’t it? That says it all. Faith and obedience come together. Love and trust intersect. What is it you are struggling with? What is it that you can not understand? What difficulties have you at your wits’ end? Come to God. Follow Christ and in faith surrender yourself to your loving Father and pray what Jesus prayed, “Not my will Lord, but Your will be done.”************
Have a wonderful day as you remain in God’s presence praying not my will, but your will be done. Love you all.