September 13, 2020

Yet not as I will, but as you will!

Thought for the Day
There are things in life we would rather not face, and like Jesus, we can find ourselves asking God to take those things away from us. Sometimes he does take those unpleasant things from us. Other times, we must endure hardship. The real challenge in prayer is not being able to
repeat the first half of Jesus’ prayer (if it’s possible, take this cup…) but to be able to pray the second half with conviction: Yet not as I will, but as you will.
Consider This
Where am I allowing avoidance of pain to govern my prayers?
In what area do I need to pray, “Not as I will, but as you will.”
Have I recognized that it is ok to agonize in those moments of prayer?
Prayer Focus
Ask God to align your will with his will. Ask him to assist you in relinquishing what needs to be released. Offer him the prayer, ‘Not my will, but yours” in your area of greatest uncertainty.