When we want to know God’s will, there are three things which always concur: the inward impulse, the Word of God and the trend of circumstances. Never act until these three things agree.
F.B. Meyer

Daily Devotional

Matthew 26:39: And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

At any point in time what God wants you to do, may not be what you feel like doing. What do you do in such a case? Jesus faced that dilemma when it was time for him to go to the  cross, the scripture said in Matthew 26:39 that He prayed 3 times, saying Lord if it be possible let this cup pass from me. His final retort was, nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt..

Jesus was victorious there because he made God’s agenda His agenda. That is where we often fail. The inclination to do it our way is what leads to failure. Lot’s wife was told not to look back when they were being led out of Sodom and Gomorrah, but she could not resist the temptation to do what she wanted and was turned into a pillar of salt in Genesis 19:26 .  The great King Josiah was warned by God through Necho, the King of Egypt, not to meddle in a war that did not concern him, but he still went to fight and lost his life that day ( 2 Chronicles 35;22).

There are two steps that you must take to make God’s agenda your agenda. The first is to resolve to do His will every day. That is what Paul was doing when he said “I die daily” in 1 Corinthians 15:31. Resolving to do His will every day requires you to become dead to what you want, while elevating what He wants.  The second step is to walk in the Spirit.  The personal resolution is not enough, you have to walk out His will and the only way to do that is to walk in the Spirit. Walking in the Spirit is tantamount to making His agenda your agenda.

Life Application: Resolve to make His agenda your agenda by walking in the Spirit every day.  

Prayer: Dear Lord, not my will but let thy will be done. In Jesus name, amen.

Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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