Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Not My Will

I am beginning to notice that I have a strong will. 
A strong will has been helpful many times in my life.
It has helped me to endure, persevere, press into my God.
At times this will of mine is a great enemy to me. It demands it's way! 
Stomps it's foot and echos with shouts inside of me, "It's not fair!" 

I am sure that Jesus had moments when He wanted to tell the world,
"It's not fair! What is wrong with you?" But He didn't! He didn't speak to
the world about it. He took it all to His Father. 

Soon there would be resolve in His soul....."Not My will, but Yours, Father."

A surrendered will. A yielded heart. A life that is willing to bow before the Lord and
say, "Your way! I desire Your way!"

A heart yielded to the Father is a great joy to Him. When we obey Him, we embrace Him. Our obedience brings a fellowship that is so sweet. His smile rests on a surrendered life. 

The Lord will always say, "Amen" to our prayers when we are praying His will. Sometimes when I am praying, I ask myself, "Am I going to hear Him say amen to this?" If not then I must change what I am praying for. 

His will is best......everytime. His "amen" is powerful. I am listening for His "amen" to my prayer today! I hear it when I pray that He will bless you!



Paula (SweetPea) said...

Thanks for the wonderful reminder, Cheri. His will be done, even when it is so hard for us to understand and comprehend how it is best in our eyes. For we do not have the mind of God nor the perspective, but we do know through His Word that He is sovereign and He does want the best for us.

Wouldn't it just be nice to see life through His eyes and to see His perspective and gleam that understanding of that "aha" moment.

Joyful said...

"He didn't speak to the world about it. He took it all to His Father."

A wonderful thought for me tonight. Frustrations today have left me wanting to shout "It's not fair" and get the sympathy and support of friends, but instead I will pour my heart out to the Lord who is able to identify with my emotions.

I often think of a verse, Gal.1:16 "I conferred not with flesh and blood". Sometimes I am so quick to run to share with friends when I need to be on my knees before God.

Thanks for this reminder.
In sweet surrender,

Laura said...

Amen to that! Sometimes, when I notice I'm letting my will direct me, I have to visualize handing "it", whatever "it" may be, over to God. I have to do this quite a lot, but it works every time!
Love to you,