40 Days of Focus: Day 17
Day 17: Whose Will?
Reflect On: Matthew 26:36-46
“…yet not what I want , but what you want.”
Jesus, in maybe His most grieved state, asks the Father to spare His life. Had he persisted according to His own desires there would be no atonement for our sin. We would be without a savior and without the promised Holy Spirit. Powerless and Godless we would have no hope of a Born-Again experience and life eternal. Instead, Christ submitted Himself to the will of the Father all the time knowing full well that betrayal, beatings, torture, ridicule, pain, and death would be the result. But He also knew that our salvation and Satan’s defeat would come through His suffering. Because of Christ’s submission to the will of the Father, we have become Christ’s reward, His prize! And the Father’s great came to completion through Christ. If our God, Jesus Christ, can humble Himself in prayer to the point of death and even death on a criminals cross, what attitude should we have in prayer?
If Christ humbled Himself, how much more should we humble ourselves? What areas of your life are you still holding onto? What things need to die so that Christ can live more fully in you? How might you be more submitted to the will of the Father in prayer? Take some time today to humble yourself before the Father in prayer and see what He will do in and through you.
What is a Faith Promise? Glad you asked!
Just as a missionary is called to the mission field so also are those who partner with them through regular prayers and gifts. A Faith Promise is the amount of money a ministry partner promises to give to a ministry out of obedience to the leading of Holy Spirit. It is an amount of money missionaries can count on each month from a specific ministry partner. Missionaries like us cannot step onto the mission field of their calling without the faith promises of God’s people who partner to send them. Missionaries cannot go without being sent!
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