“Not My Will, Thine Be Done”

“Thy will be done.”

That’s what Jesus prayed when He knelt in the garden of Gethsemane just before He was betrayed. Judas had made an arrangement with the Romans and Jesus knew that the hour of His betrayal was approaching. He went into the garden of Gethsemane and went alone to pray. Jesus prayed, “Father, if it be Thy will, let this cup pass from me… “. Then Jesus prayed, not my will but Thine be done.”

Could we have prayed that prayer? Could we have said “Father, I will accept the cup of suffering to atone for the sin of mankind?”

Every day we make decisions…every day we pray… But are we willing to pray “not my will but Thy will be done.?” That can be a difficult prayer because we all have our wants and desires. So, let’s imagine that our desire does not match up with God’s will….And we pray “Father, Thy will be done.” We are saying “Lord Jesus, I’m willing to set aside my desires for your will to be done in my life. “

Today, let’s all go to the Father with the spirit of, “Father, not my will but Thine be done.”

It’s this simple; do we believe that God loves us l? Sure we do! Do we believe that God‘s plans are better than ours? Sure we do l! So, if God’s plans are better than ours, His will is better than our wants and desires.

“Father, not my will but Thine be done.”

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