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Read Luke 22:39-46
“Father, if You are willing, take this cup away from Me —
nevertheless, not My will, but Yours, be done.”
Luke 22:42 (HCSB)

Jesus was fully God and fully man. In this passage we see the humanity
of Jesus as He struggles with the will of the Father in light of His
imminent suffering and death. Jesus realized that in a few short hours
He would carry the weight of the world’s sin in his body. The Scripture
states that, “He who knew no sin became sin for us that we might
become the righteousness of God in Him.”

As Jesus prayed in the garden of Gethsemane, He prayed with such
intensity that His “sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.”
(verse 44) On the one hand He wanted the Father to remove the cup of
suffering. On the other hand He realized that same suffering and death
were necessary for the salvation of precious souls and the fulfillment of
the Father’s plan for Him. Therefore, He ultimately prayed, “Not my will
but Yours be done.”

Above all Jesus wanted the will of the Father to be carried out in His life.

Pray today that you would be willing to lay down your own
plans, preferences and your own agenda for your church
in order that the plan of God might be carried out. Pray
as Jesus did, “Not my will but Yours be done.”