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Choose God’s Will


‘“Abba, Father,” he 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


Jesus knew what The Father wanted him to do. As it is human to try to survive and escape pain and suffering, Jesus pleads with the Father. Yet, he still submits to the will of the Father versus his own. 

We too will face things that our flesh desires. We face decisions to follow God’s will or our own. We may feel like lashing out at someone who has hurt us, but Jesus says, “Follow my lead.” We may want to do something that isn’t sinful but can lead us off-course with Christ, yet Jesus says, “Choose me.” 

We cannot just choose to follow Christ when it is convenient and seek Him when things get rough. He desires that we follow His lead and seek to submit to God’s will. God will not force us to follow Him, but He gives us the ability to choose. However, those that choose to follow His Will, are going to see new levels of relationship with Him. Their character will deepen and get to know God’s purpose for their lives. They will become more sensitive to God’s leading and direction. 


I know there are times where I have struggled with choosing between following God or my own desires. This word to me today tells me that I need to hold on and choose God’s Will. It is not an easy thing to do when my flesh screams out to do things my way. This is exactly what the sanctification process means. I am being made more like Christ as I follow His lead. Galatians 2:20 says, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” It is no longer I who lives but it is Christ in me. 

Question: What do I need to surrender to God’s Will today?


Dear God Almighty, who art in heaven, hallowed is your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Let your will be done in my life and help me to choose your will. As I choose you, please guide me into a closer relationship with you. I choose you, Jesus, and I choose to follow your lead. I love you and ask of this in your Name, Jesus! Amen






私たちも、自分の肉が欲することに直面します。神様の御心に従うか、自分の御心に従うかの決断を迫られます。私たちは、自分を傷つけた人に怒りをぶつけたいと思うかもしれませんが、イエスは “私の導きに従いなさい “と言います。私たちは、罪ではないけれど、キリストとの道を外れてしまうようなことをしたいと思うかもしれませんが、イエスは “私を選びなさい “と言われます。



私は、神様に従うか、自分の欲望に従うかの選択に悩んだことがあると思います。今日、私に与えられたこの言葉は、私が神の御心をしっかりと選ぶ必要があることを教えてくれています。私の肉が自分のやり方で物事を進めようと叫んでいるとき、それは簡単なことではありません。これはまさに聖化のプロセスを意味しています。キリストの導きに従うことで、私はキリストに似た者にされていくのです。ガラテヤ人への手紙2章20節には、「私はキリストとともに十字架につけられ、私はもはや生きるのではなく、キリストが私のうちに生きておられるのです。今、私が体の中で生きている命は、私を愛し、私のためにご自身をお捨てになった神の子を信じる信仰によって生きているのです。” とあります。生きているのはもはや私ではなく、私の中のキリストなのです。




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