Matthew 26:39

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21 August, 2019

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MATTHEW 26:39

Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

TO PONDER:

Isn't God's will fantastic! We love God's will when it applies to others and takes us where we want to go, don't we? It's a different story though when God's plan leads us into unfamiliar, uncomfortable places. This picture of Jesus praying in the garden moments before his arrest, offer us one of the most profound pictures of his humanity, to question the will of God. But what is different about Jesus' response than many of ours was that while he may have wished for another way out, Jesus still walked the path the Father set before him. What are the things God is putting before you that he wants you to do that make you uncomfortable? What areas of your life do you need to pray, "yet not as I will, but as you will", just like Jesus did. When Jesus carried out the Fathers will, life and salvation came to all of creation. Imagine what God might do if you base your life on his will!

PREAYER

Heavenly Father, make me always ready to do your will. Amen