Monday, April 26, 2010
C.S. Lewis once said, "There will be two kinds of people in the end: Those that will say to God 'Thy will be done' and those to whom God will say 'All right then, have it your way.'"
It begs the question, "What kind of person are you?" In our times of despair, the enemy entices us to believe that we know better than God. Somehow, we get the impression that His throne is big enough for "two." As disappointment crashes in on us like Rogue Waves, we so easily give in to temptation and decide that we don't need to "drink the cup," we can pass on it. In doing so, we're convinced that our way is better...we falsely cling to the idea that we can bypass the suffering we're going through, or will go through in the future. We may even believe that we're praying "His will be done," but He knows our heart...we're praying that His will brings about our own.
Truth tells us, it's through our suffering that we will share in Christ's glory. The results aren't immediate, but they're permanent. We have the hope of glory because Christ did not try to take a "short cut"...He didn't try and do things "His way." In the end, He prayed, "Thy Will Be Done."
Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.
1 Peter 4:12-19 (NLT)
As I daily come to the foot of the Cross, I am reminded of how far I've come (I'm at His feet), yet I'm faced with the reality that I've so much further to go. Through this journey of faith, as I follow Christ...I'm confronted with my pride, as I realize that through every prayer I pray, I have a choice:
My will or God's.
Posted by Cherie Hill at 11:11 AM
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