His Will = Better wisdom

“Yet not as I will , but as you will”. (Matthew 26:39)  I do not pray this prayer easily.  (I do not think Jesus prayed it easily.)  It is hard for me to surrender–what I think, what I choose to do.  Sometimes I pretend respect but then do what I was thinking in the first place because I think my wisdom is best.  (Or maybe because I am just too lazy to challenge old pattens and adopt new ones).  I am probably the only one who does this.  Jesus was more humble than I am.  Go figure!  As a man, He was completely surrendered to the will of the Father.  He welcomed the choices of God, the timing of God, the provision of God.  Praying for God’s will was an sincere exercise for Jesus because He was convinced that God’s will is God’s wisdom.  Our only wisdom is to learn this same lesson.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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