Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will."
We plan, organize, scheme and manipulate so “life” will go the way we want. How many times do we pray asking God for His will in our life, but then when things don’t turn out the way we wanted we say, "God didn’t hear me" or "this cannot be His will”? God’s will, WILL be done --we cannot stop it. Our prayers should be, “God this is what I want, but I want your will over what I want. Give me the grace to accept Your will in my life.” After acceptance of God’s will, ask God to give you contentment with His will and to show you His wisdom.
We can always pray and ask God for what we want, but more than our asking, our hearts should be bent toward God’s way. Jesus modeled this so beautifully for us. He did not want to die on the cross, or go through the brutal beating that was getting ready to take place, He asked God to remove it from Him, but in the end submitted His will to God. This character trait is learned and does not come natural, but the benefits are countless when you start living your life in this way.
Prayer: Father, I want to be like Jesus and accept Your will for my life over my will. God, teach me. I am naturally selfish and naturally want things to go my way. Teach me to walk after Your Spirit and not after my fleshly ways.
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