Tuesday, February 5, 2008

What's in your cup?

"My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will." Matthew 26:39

What has the Lord filled your cup with today or this year? Are you struggling to embrace it and let go of your own preconceived ideas of how things were suppose to go according to the powerful you? Let me share this about myself: I hate and struggle against change. When I realize that all of my easy, delightful well thought out perfect plans have been divinely changed I go into deep battles with in to stay composed and obedient to my faith. What I fail to remember in these moments of inconvenient change is that His will is far larger and profoundly more important than my petty self absorbed will.

We are given the opportunity to embrace His will for our life, our day our every moment. His perfect will is being played out in every detail of our life, don't underestimate the little things in life to be insignificant in His overall will for our life. I know that we all have our own cups that we pray God would take away from us or change but maybe it is time to simply or at least get ready to embrace and find the blessings in it and focus on the glory that can be brought forth from it to Him.


crystal said...

Oh Change! I dont like it. When my plans dont go like they are supposed to. But as you said, His will is greater. I need to accept His will and know that he knows better than me what I need to do next. Thank you Kelli, I needed this today!


~Java Mama~ said...

God has a wonderful sense of humor let me tell you. After I posted this I headed out to a dentist appointment I had at 1:00. On my way I ran into a wreck, got lost and then it rained on me as I walked in the building 12 minutes late. Then while I was telling the lady behind the desk she informed me that my appointment was at 11:15 this morning. As I called my husband I struggled with what the point was in this? I began laughing at the irony of it all. Oh, well. Reschedule and remind self that there was a purpose in me driving all the way downtown for nothing possible for my own sanctifaction :0).

Blessings Crystal!!

JOYfully in Him,