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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Saying yes and no (at the very same time)

 "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”  Luke 22: 42

Today I have been thinking about this passage of Scripture because last night in class we started things off with a study of Jesus' decision to be obedient...even unto death. I believe what is happening in this moment in the life of Christ is the ultimate model for our us.  It is the essence of the Christian faith.

-Because bowing to God and to His will is at the heart of the Gospel-

Jesus' choice in the garden had major ramifications for you and for me. 
The path He chose ushered in pain, ridicule, and a horrific execution on a Roman Cross. 
However, the other side of the coin is that His decision made it possible for man to be reconciled (made right) with God. 

Something to think about... A Paradox: 
Most every decision has two elements that can either further your relationship with God or erode it.

In a word, every time you and I say "yes" to God, we are also at the same time saying "no" to our flesh and desires. 
-May God help our "yes" be to Him and His will today-

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