Ginrich's Devotional Blog

January 2, 2019

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Filed under: God,Holy Spirit,Jesus,love,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 8:30 pm

Matthew 26:39 39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” (NIV)

We consider ourselves free people.  We think we are free to do what we want and we don’t have to do anything we don’t want to do.  There is a saying all we have to do is die and pay taxes though some don’t even pay taxes.  Jesus had something He didn’t want to do.  He didn’t want to go to the cross.  Yet, even though He is God in flesh, He went to the cross regardless of His deep desire not to because He loved the mankind, He had created even more than He didn’t want to face the cross. We have the misconception we are privileged and need not do what we don’t want.  No one can be more privileged than God.  He set the example for us.  Life isn’t about what we want to do verses what we don’t want to do.  Life is the fulfillment of the love and light of God – the creator of all.  When we’re faced with a task we don’t want to do, yet we know we should do it, let us remember the example Jesus set for us.  In everything we do we do unto the glory of God in an attitude of love and praise for Him.  This attitude makes doing the task less of a burden because we know we don’t do it alone.  So, whatever it is we are dreading facing this day or tomorrow, let us face it knowing God is with us and will give us strength and wisdom to do all He asks of us.

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