Happy Word-Filled Wednesday!!!!!
If you will, read the following verse, study the picture...
What part of it speaks to you?
"He offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears..."
Do you need to cry out to God?
"To the One who could save Him from death..."
Do you need the Lord to save you from something?
Or maybe it's the picture of Jesus, face down,clawing His fingers into the rock.Knowing He was about to suffer,He cried out to His Father in a loud voice,and then pressed into Him,begging for strength and help in His pain.
Wowzer. There's a phrase you don't hear everyday.
Jesus cried out for help and was
reverently submissive at the same time.
Does that strike a chord of wondering within you?
For me, the ending words are what grab me and don't let go.
"He learned obedience from what He suffered."
It's the act that flows from "reverent submission."
I have no problems crying out, trusting, leaning, grabbing onto Him for dear life. It is a habit, a dependence for many years.
And I learn--in my head, in my heart, even telling others what I've learned. But to take all that learning and somehow change my habits and priorities as a result? Well, lemme confess, He's still working on me there. It's about my need for comfort. My obsession with peace. My love for calm and personal space.
My earnest prayer is that He would minister to you through His Word today...reveal something hidden, great or small, that needs to come out in order to grow up in Him, in order to deepen your relationship with your Papa. I'm taking this opportunity that Word-Filled Wednesday has given me to crawl up on my Daddy's lap and ask Him to teach me while I sit and listen to Him talk. Will you do the same?
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