Hello! Hope you all are having a great Tuesday so far. Can you believe it’s April already? Craziness I tell you. Did you all have a wonderful Easter? James and I ended up going to church on Saturday night instead of Sunday morning–Gateway Church can get really busy on Easter Sunday–and we both really enjoyed the service. It was strange not being in Michigan for Easter with family, but overall we had a great day!
Throughout the days leading up to Easter last week I read Matthew’s account of what happened on those days so very long ago. It was awesome to read what Jesus was going through during those days, and what he ultimately did for us in dying on the cross for our sins. One verse in particular stuck out to me as I was reading…
“He went a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”
There is no question about it. Jesus endured immense suffering on our behalf. He must have at least been a little afraid of what would happen to him when he was betrayed and handed over to the authorities. Yet, even though he knew he was going to his death, he chose to trust in God, and he chose to follow God’s will instead of his own.
We may not always like what God is telling us to do, but ultimately, it is what we must do. His will may not always be comfortable or easy, but following it is the only right choice we can make. There is nothing we can accomplish outside of God’s will that will ever be greater than what we can accomplish when living inside of it. Just as Jesus did so many years ago, we too need to surrender our wills and plans to God. Only at the point of true surrender can we live the lives he has called us to live.
Is there something in your life that God is calling you to do, yet you are trying to avoid? Don’t avoid it any longer! Surrender your will to his, and do those things that he has called you to do. I promise that in the end, it will be worth whatever discomfort you may initially experience.
Well, I hope you all have a great rest of your Tuesday! God Bless:)