Thy Will Be Done

Thy Will Be Done

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As we walk the path of faith, we discover that life has its ups and downs. An easy life is not a promise for anyone on this earth, but an abundant one is promised for the believer.

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
– John 10:10 KJV

Thankfully, we can look to Our Lord and Savior for an example on how to live abundantly. To live to the fullness of our purpose. Jesus knew His time was not His own and set out to live the will of Our Father. Imagine how our life could look with that single-minded purpose. Turning every moment with loved ones to memory makers. Turning opportunities with the lost as moments to love. We should strive to live as Jesus did–intentionally. He came to save all who would accept Him. A path that led him to the garden of Gethsemane, where our Lord and Savior had a decision to make. His will versus God’s.

“He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.”
– Matthew 26:42 KJV

In this moment, this very real moment, we can see what free will looks like. That the Father would gift us with choice is a gift we often misunderstand. Some see it as the cause of evil, some see it as chains. But Jesus showed us the beauty of it.

God didn’t want a robotic relationship with His creation. No, He wanted us to choose Him. Every minutes of the day, we have countless opportunities to choose Him. It’s why it’s so important to armor up, because the enemy has countless opportunities to trip us up. But when flesh and spirit meet, vying for supremacy, we can look to Jesus, our perfect example, and say: “Thy will be done.”

Today, I’m thankful that Jesus wanted to remain obedient to God’s will. I’m even more thankful that God took the gift of obedience and blessed Our Lord and Savior with the highest honors. Resurrecting His sacrifice to save any who choose Him, blessing them with an abundant life.

A personal prayer:
Heavenly Father, I lay my will down at your feet. I pray You bless me with the strength of Jesus to follow Your will to the end of my life. In Your Son’s mighty name, I pray. Amen.

 

Toni Shiloh About Toni Shiloh

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness. You can visit Toni at her website.

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