Today is palm Sunday, the day Jesus rode a donkey and entered into the city of Jerusalem. Today’s sermon got me tearing, the fact that Jesus’ entrance was a demonstration of His voluntary love and sacrifice towards humanity. He knew entering the city would get Him killed in the end, but He still did. He did even though He knew it would hurt Him, because He had to do the will of the Father.
I read something a long time ago that says, “Prayer is not just asking God what we want, but at the same time it is seeking God’s will and it is God’s will that should be done. So let us pray according to His terms.” That is what exactly Jesus did at the Garden of Gethsemane. I struggle with this exact thing, greatly in fact, I struggle with submission and obedience, with trusting God and waiting upon Him.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. —Philippians 4:6
This verse encourages my soul: That if we acknowledge God’s word and submit to God’s conditions, our petitions would be granted. He would guide us.
Lord, help me to seek and completely submit to Your will as I deliver my petitions to Your feet. May my desires and Your will be perfectly aligned together.
“If it is lifting your hands and worshiping Him, then that is what you should do. If it is getting into His Word and spending time feeding your spirit, then do that. If it is reminding yourself about how God has helped you in the past, you need to do that.”
Reading this, I’m highly motivated and my heart is so full.