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My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done. Math 26:42b ESV
We often see faith as a technique to obtain things. Most frequently we "use" faith to obtain God's blessing on our finances, health or relationships. We also employ spiritual "techniques" we've heard about to ensure that our prayers "work". Our mistake, however, is to presume that our spiritual life is all about US - about OUR desires or needs, OUR blessings! To be follower, though, is to lay down our own personal will and focus on the will of the Master. We give our lives for HIS will! In fact, faith, as radical trust, is much more about LETTING GO than it is about ACQUIRING. It's all about surrendering, releasing, losing! We let go of our will and so-called control, we give up our needs and desires for his, we give our lives more and more, until everything we are has been given into his hands. We surrender, we release, we DIE - that is faith! Release, then, what you think you have, give away, give up! Let God be God!
Heavenly Father, I'm still so self-centred. It's not about me! Help me to fully surrender to you. Amen.
Let go and let God be GOD!
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