GOD’s will…. I want to abide by GOD’s WILL but the thought sometimes is scary. IT really requires complete and devoted faith. I have this consistent need to comprehend “why” things happen or feel sometimes, situations occur because I did something right or wrong. However, my children exclaim on many occasions “IT is not always about you, MOM!”
With JESUS it is rarely about us, it is ALL about HIM! BUT that is why HE came. HE knew we would need his blood to protect us from everything including ourselves. GOD wants and requires our love and devotion. We get the better end of the deal here: we receive blessings, promises and everlasting life. I mean “beating death” is big.
When saying “YOUR (GOD’S) WILL be done, that is exclaiming that you are truly ready to serve completely. MY intentions ARE there. But if I am to be honest, when things go bad; the doc calls with bad news, fire runs through the house and takes everything including my beloved pet of twelve years, my marriage hurts, my kids are in trouble, my money is running out before my next pay, I lose a job, or I lose someone I love – chanting “THY WILL BE DONE” is hard.
GOD is so amazing, HE already knows this. HE KNOWS!!!! It is so evident where JESUS prays on the Mount of Olives: (Luke 22:39-44) JESUS knows all along what the end will be, that HE will be murdered and mocked.
39 Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. 40 On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” 41 He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, 42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” 43 An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. 44 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.[a]
JESUS truly went through everything we could ever have to experience. The line that sticks out here is “and being IN anguish, he prayed more earnestly”.
That is IT FOLKS, easier said than done, sure! But when we are in our pit, our storm, our personal hell on earth, we are to pray and pray without ceasing. Cry unto HIM! We do that until we are strengthened, and that is how we abide and follow GOD’s WILL not ours.
Hard stuff- YESSERREEEEE!!!! But do-able; of course, we have a GOD who understands and will NOT leave us standing alone. It is a promise.
“JESUS, forgive me for wanting my desires before yours and each day FATHER I ask that you strengthen me so that each day that my desires become THY WILL only! Thank YOU LORD for providing me with strength, grace and everything I have FATHER and YOUR forgiveness – because you knew we would be weak without YOU and YOU provided the CROSS to pave the way. AMEN GOD, PRAISE YOU and I LOVE YOU!”
I am Deni, short for Denise. I grew up in a Jewish home, in a Jewish neighborhood and a Jewish family. In 3rd grade we moved. We moved to a mostly non-Jewish area.... that is where JESUS found me. I say found me because I yet had not acknowledged it, but would find out later.......by grace, HE HELD ME ALL ALONG, just a lil Jewish girl from Philly.