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The Garden of Prayer – Part 2

05 Apr

Matthew 26:39
Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.  Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

This is one of the most simple yet profound prayers in the Bible.  It is during these times of struggle that we dispense with the “religious protocol” of prayer.  We forget about the intricate prayer charts or King James English.  Our goal is to get right to the heart of the prayer – HELP!!!

It was no different for Jesus.  He wasted no time on introductions.  However, there is one difference between His prayer and many of ours. This is seen in His attitude.  Rather than trying to convince the Father to work out His plan in an easier way, our Lord immediately bowed His knee to the revealed will of God.

This is the example we need to follow.  How often do we try to convince God to do things our way?  Instead, our goal should be to learn the kind of submission that brings us right into the center of God’s will for us.

Are there things that God wants you to do that you are having a hard time yielding to?  Take this time to follow Christ’s lead.  Surrender your whole life to God.  Submit yourself by saying, in your own way, “Yet not as I will, but as You will.”  Make this time today your garden of Gethsemane with the Lord.

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Posted by on April 5, 2012 in Daily Thoughts

 

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