Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Abba, Father...

I receive a mini daily devotional on my cell phone each day. It isn't meant to take the place of actually reading the bible, but it's so nice to get extra encouragement (or kick in the butt) each day.  I get one every day, but they come at random times.  Sometimes I'll get it at 4:30am so it's there when I wake up, and sometimes it doesn't come until lunchtime or later.  Either way, it's awesome how many times the verse fits with exactly what I'm going through, or exactly what we're learning on Sundays/Wednesdays at church.  Anyway, I loved today's so much that I thought I'd share it...

"Abba, Father," Jesus cried out. "everything is possible for you.  Please take this cup of suffering away from me.  Yet I want your will to be done, not mine." Mark 14:36

While praying, Jesus was aware of what doing the Father's will would cost him.  He understood the suffering he was about to encounter, and he did not want to have to endure the horrible experience.  But Jesus prayed, "Yet I want your will to be done, not mine."  Anything worth having costs something.  What does your commitment to God cost you?  Be willing to pay the price to gain something worthwhile in the end.  Be willing to let God's will be done, instead of your own selfish desires.  His will and His plan is so much greater.

1 comment:

  1. Kelley,
    Thanks for your words of encouragement and for the prayers. It's always nice to hear from someone else who knows what this waiting time is like. Praying for God to send the perfect child for your family soon too...and for all of your funds to be provided. Excited to see what He will do!


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