Posted on 09 Jul 2015 07:08

Thursday, May 28, 2015


St. Luke 22:42(NIV)

42. “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but Yours be done”.

We have all heard the phrase “Let go and let God”. It sounds simple but there are times when we aren’t clear what it is we’re supposed to let go of. However, Christian development is sometimes about what we are willing to let go rather than what we are seeking to hold on to.

There are times when we seek to hold on to our assumptions about the way life “should” be. We think things ought to be easier or we think being a spouse or a parent shouldn’t be so hard. So we find ourselves fighting what God has asked us to do. And when we do that, we are resisting taking up our cross (Matthew 16:24) the way Jesus commanded. Sometimes what we must give up are our preconceived notions of how life is supposed to work.

The bottom line is this: We need to let go of our own will and commit to the will of God the Father. Jesus prayed: “Father, if You are willing, take this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done”.

Beloved, we need to let go and let God do what God wills. If we do that, we will have a lifetime of peace and joy, even when life seems difficult.

God bless you is my prayer!!!

Dr. J. M. Wooten

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