Thursday, May 22, 2014
“He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” Matthew 26:39
By: Diann J. Wilson
We all have plans and desires of our hearts that we would like to see come to pass. We pray about them, asking God to bless our plans or to give us the desires of our hearts. Have you ever stopped to consider that your plans may not be God’s plans for you, or that your desires may be in opposition to what God desires for you?
As Jesus relinquished His will to the Father in the Garden of Gethsemane, so too, we must surrender our plans, our desires and our wills to the Father, knowing that His plans will always be the better plan for us, because He knows everything. We only know in part.
Be AWAKENED to this truth today. Surrender your will to Him. Give up your desires and let God place His desires in you. It is His will that matters. It is His will that will be accomplished. It is His will that will bring eternal joy and peace. Release your will today and receive His will for your life. It is His Will.