John 6:38 ” For I have come down from heaven not to do My Will but to do the Will of Him who sent Me.”

From the very start of Jesus’ Ministry He made it clear that He was sent to do the Will of God the Father. When asked by the disciples how to pray, Jesus began His prayer this way, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your Will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:9-13 The Lord’s Prayer) At every turn, Jesus exalted God the Father’s Will over His own…even to the point in the Garden of Gethsemane when He said, “Yet not as I Will, but as You Will.” (Matthew 26:39) This is probably one of the toughest things for us humans to do…to defer our Will to His…to submit what we want to God’s plans instead…and to yield our wishes and desires in obedience to His good pleasure for our life. But God’s Will is perfect in every way and we need to be obedient to it. Thus Psalm 143:10 is a good prayer for us all, “Teach me to do Your Will.”

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