Calvary Chapel Pastor's Blog
Matthew 26:39 (ESV): "39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will."Jesus asked, "Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do what I tell you?" Doing the will of God directly correlates with His Lordship in our lives. If we call Him Lord we should be willing to do what He says!
Jesus separated Himself from His disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane the night of His betrayal to pray. He knew the biggest test of His life was about to come when the cup of judgment would come upon Him for the sins of the whole world. Bowing before His Father He asked if there was any other way, the answer was no. Thus Jesus prepared Himself for the cup of judgment for this was the will of the Father.
When difficult times come are you seeking the Lord for His will in the situation or are you begging Him to remove them from you? You will never do His will until you fully trust He has your best interest in mind. Pray! Seek the Lord for His will and then be willing to endure hardship like a good soldier. He never promised to take us out of the battle but to protect us through it. His will be done, amen?
Father, all honor, glory, and power be to You. You are the Alpha and Omega and in control of all things. Help us to yield our will to Yours. Fill us with faith to trust whatever You say and the obedience to follow through we pray in Jesus name, amen.
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