NOT WHAT I WANT, BUT WHAT YOU WANT
Mark 14:36, "...everything is possible for YOU. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what YOU will." When GOD answers NO to our prayers it is because HE loves us so much that HE wants only the best for us. HE knows what is best, always and in all ways. In this prayer JESUS knows that HIS life must be governed by GOD'S will and not HIS own. Perhaps GOD'S Will is the most misunderstood part of our prayers. We know HIS will, HE clearly expresses it in the Bible. But we don't know HIS timing and we don't know all the other things that would be affected if HE simply said yes to our requests. I believe prayer is to strengthen us. It is alright to be honest with GOD and ask for relief, as long as we accept that GOD can say no. When we pray do we wait quietly for HIS answer or are our prayers simply a request and then move on? My prayer for today: "Our FATHER in Heaven, I want so much to mean the following words. 'Not my will, but your will, be done'. In JESUS name I pray. Amen.
Psalm 139: 23-24
GOD IS GOD!
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