Your Will, Not Mine

“He went on 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 away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”
Matthew 26:39

We humans are naturally pretty selfish creatures. Have you noticed that?

We want what we want, when we want it. And, we often don’t care who we step on to get it.

Philippians 2:3 lovingly chides us, “Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.”

But, Jesus isn’t your typical human. He had the same temptations that you and I have to sin, yet He chose to allow the Holy Spirit to control His life. He chose God’s way rather than His own way . . . always. He chose God’s way even when times were tough . . . and times got really tough. He chose God’s way over His own way . . . even when it meant His own certain death.

And, He did that because He loves you and He loves me. 

O how He loves you and me, O how He loves you and me,
He gave His life, what more could He give?
O how He loves you, O how He loves me,
O how He loves you and me.      -Kurt Kaiser

In John 15:13, Jesus said, “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

Imagine a world filled with that kind of love. 

What a wonderful place it will be.


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