Thursday, May 01 2008
In reading in Mark 14 today, I read something that amazed me. You may say that I am easily amazed, but I found this scripture to be an example to us....
Mark 14:36And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.
This scripture is Jesus praying just prior to His betrayal by Judas. Perhaps, you are asking how this scripture applies to us...well...if Jesus is our example then I believe this is something that we should pray.
In your prayer life, do you pray that His will be done and not yours. If you pray this, I hope that you do not take it lightly and understand that telling God that His will be done and not yours requires a level of dedication that few are willing to give. Perhaps, that is why the Bible states...
1Peter 4:18And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
We must be so dedicated to the cause of Jesus that we must be willing to lay aside our will, our desires, our needs and our wants and clothe ourselves in His will, His desires, His needs and His wants. This means that we must be faithful in serving Him by....
1Thesselonians 5:17Pray without ceasing.
2Timothy 2:15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Hebrews 10:25Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
1Peter 1:16Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.