DAY 9: THAT HE WILL SURRENDER HIS WILL FOR GOD’S WILL
“Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” [Mark 14:36]
It was a dark night for him. Probably darker than any other time that He knelt down in prayer. It was His routine, but this time round, everything was just about to change.
The Son of God in human form, was just about to face the darkest hour of His human life, and His flesh could not take it.
He felt the weight of the unfolding events to come. One of His men, Judas Iscariot, was just about to turn around and betray the man who once saw through his frailties and loved him anyway.
For thirty shinny pieces of silver, Judas would sell his soul to the devil.
He was gripped by agony and sorrow.
Jesus Christ was about to be matched up to Calvary, like an innocent lamb to it’s death. He would be drenched in blood and sweat. His flesh would be ripped open with sores made from being clobbered down. His feet would swell with excruciating pain, lymph nodes pulsating hot. His hands would tremble down as he struggles to bear that cross, that rugged cross.
God the son, being God wished that God the Father would remove the cup before him, that bitter cup, that He would probably change the process, that He would probably change the “how to die”, that He would probably wish away all the sins of men, probably blow them away.
Yet in a humble posture, he prayed this prayer, “yet not my will, but yours be done!” Mark 14:36.
Am sure the sworn enemy of our souls was lingering around. Hoping that this Son would fall out with the Father just as he did through pride and disobedience.
Am sure he couldn’t wait to get the last laugh where he would dominate, not just the earth. but over everything God has and is. After all he wanted to be like God.
So he waited for Christ’s prayer to be selfish. He wanted Him to twist God’s will into His bidding. Yet Jesus in perfect obedience to the Father’s will, being preeminently humble, “learned obedience through what he suffered.” [Hebrews 5:8].
With that He was exalted above every other name, above all beings, above all created and at His name, above all in heaven and in the earth, that at the mention of His name, every knee bows down and confesses that He is the Lord.
The Lord knows how difficult it is to surrender one’s will for God’s will. He was God, in human form, yet he felt the gravity of that ultimate surrender. However, as unbearable as it was, He bowed down in obedience, for the glory that awaited Him.
Our husbands bear immense responsibilities for our families. Oh yes they do. Consequently, the responsibilities come with utter consequences if not done right. They do encounter insurmountable challenges too as they lead our homes, oversee our spiritual health and shepherd our children.
They may not be vocal about it, but they silently battle following God’s will over their will. Their will may offer much comfort, maybe feel lighter, better, but in the long haul, it will run them aground since it was never God’s will.
Permissive will has a sweet illusion of control, until things stop working or they get to a dead end.
We need to pray that our husbands will learn to surrender their will for God’s will. However bitter the cup is, we need to pray that the Lord will help them drink from it since it forges in them what our will wouldn’t, endurance that develops strength of character, and character that strengthens their confident hope of salvation.
We need to pray that they will learn to surrender their will in how they will lead us, or train up our children.
That they will surrender their will for the future to come in all areas of their lives, businesses, career, ministry, friendships, alleys, because God’s will will sanctify each and every part of their journey and ultimately work it all out for their good.
God’s will for their lives, is God’s good for their lives.
Even as they surrender, may we surrender ours too. That we will be wives who put on the gentle and quiet spirit of the Lord God, wives who lean on the Lord, wives who hope for the future as the women of the hall of FAITH, who considered the Lord faithful despite the head winds of life.
May we be found faithul as we come into agreement with God about His will for our husbands lives.
Heavenly Father in Jesus mighty name, I thank you for my husband. I thank you for all that he intends to do both now and in future.
I pray that however good his desires are, that you will make them right by giving him the desire to lean on you, to follow them through with you, to surrender them all unto you, to seek your will above his will.
Your will is sovereign, your will is just, your will is good, your will is righteous, your will is Holy, your will santifies, your will makes us whole.I pray that you will make him whole through your Word.
May he not be a man without your understanding. I pray that you will lead him in the right direction for your name’s sake.
That all know will encounter him, will know that he’s a man who walks with you.
In Jesus name I pray Amen.