He Prayed, I Pray

Luke-22-42-Not-My-Will-But-Your-gold-copyLuke 22:42 …, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. 

When the pressures of life become overbearing, this is the time to withdraw and pray.  Prayer is an integral part of the Christian’s life and is a direct line of communication to your Heavenly Father.  Pray to acknowledge God’s sovereignty. David prayed, “My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.”  Pray to make your request known.  Pray to ascertain God’s perfect will so that you may align your actions with His will.  Jesus withdrew and made His request known, saying Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me:…”  Pray to declare your position of obedience.  Jesus set aside His desire to bypass the cross.  He declared, “…Nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” After seeking God’s perfect will, there may be a reluctance to align with His will either because it may be perceived as too painful, too inconvenience or any number of reasons.  However, we to must set aside our will and obey God’s will.  God will strengthen us, as He did Jesus, to carry out His will.  Declare today, “Not my will, but thine, be done.”

Scripture References:  Luke 22:39-44; Palms 121:1-2; Philippians 4:6

Prayer for today:  Father, “Not my will but Yours will be done”.  In JESUS name, AMEN.

Whatever you must do today, there is a grace for that.  Accept the grace and make it a sweatless day.