Verse of the Day 3-31-21

He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if your willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”-Luke 22:41-42

Jesus’ prayer on the Mount of Olives is the same prayer we should pray whenever we face difficult circumstances. While Jesus asked for God to remove the cup of suffering from his shoulders he, also, emphatically stated that he wanted God’s will to be done and not his. Often times we say that we want God to use us in mighty and powerful ways, but yet we are not willing to say these simple words “not my will, but yours be done”. In order to be used by God you have to not only surrender your life and heart to him, but you have to come to realize that it is not about you it is about him. When you come to the point in your life when you are able to say “not my will, but yours be done” then you have fully surrendered yourself to God and his will for your life. Jesus knew what was coming and he knew that there was no other way for God’s plan of salvation to be fulfilled. “And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”-Hebrews 12:1-3

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