As newborn babies, desire the sincere milk of the Word, so that you may grow up in your salvation. I Peter 1:8
Morning Prayer, Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - WORD(S) OF THE DAY: EVEN JESUS DIDN'T LIKE PAIN
Father God, none of us like pain but sometimes, it is necessary. Whatever the case, my prayer like Jesus, is "Your will be done." Amen
"He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.” Matthew 26:42
“Bad things happen in this life as to favor the good things that will come next." Jesus was tasked with going to Calvary to die for a world who really didn't like him. He knew from the beginning what this all entailed. It was not something he was even remotely looking forward to because there would be immense pain involved. Twice, it is said he went to God in prayer to ask that "this cup be removed from him." Oh the agony of being beaten, spit on, mocked and then nailed to a cross. Just the thought of it all makes you shutter and yet because he was obedient to his Father, he was willing to do it. We all in this life face pain whether it is physical or emotional. It hurts. Sometimes it is devastating to go through it. We want to rush to get to the other side of it, right? There has been some painful moments in my life that once on the other side, I realized it was necessary. There have been other times when I didn't care about anything else. I just wanted to get through it and quickly. Now let me not forget the pain that I brought upon myself as a result of my disobedience. It hurts too, and sometimes it is the worst kind of pain. Either way, my prayer is if God is trying to teach me something, use me as a vessel or take me to as my pastor said on Sunday, another level, then I am all in.
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"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.." John 3:16