“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but Yours be done.”
Luke 22:42 (NIV)
Many "enticing" opportunities are NOT from God. – So chase the Lord's perfect will ... not your ego or self-led ambitions!
Thank God the salvation of the world will never rest on my shoulders. Thank God that He allowed His Son to be sacrificed that we might be redeemed and restored to Grace. I cannot imagine carrying that burden. I can however appreciate the sincere plea, “not my will but Yours be done.” Today Lord, I’m asking for peace and stillness so I might be open to receive Your Will. This morning I prayed,
I do not want what I want (at least I'm trying not to want it). I want to be joyfully ready to receive that which He has ordained for me. I need to be still.
Yesterday I had a conversation with someone who has been a distant part of my community of faith (distant only in that we’ve not much interacted) for several years. In her words, she put out a plea to the Universe for help (Oh, can I relate...). Three separate versions of that plea came to me directly, including the last, which began,
|My plea to the Universe |
is clear, and so it His response
for now, Be Still.