This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Matthew 6:10 (NIV)
Today, I am thinking about the importance of accepting God’s will.
As we know, God’s will is very purposeful, and when we can embrace it, we are demonstrating our faith and trust in Him. I reflected on this very fact as I read about how the mob arrived with torches and swords and clubs to arrest Jesus. During that intense moment of confrontation, Peter took his sword and slashed off the ear of one of those who came to arrest Jesus.
Sometimes, fighting back can feel like a show of strength; you may feel as though you’ve taken a firm and necessary stand. However, true strength comes from being able to stand and endure what you know God has called you to endure.
For example, in that moment, Jesus instructed Peter to put away his sword. He reminded Peter that he could ask his Father to send thousands of angels to protect him, and God would send them instantly. Yet if he did, the Scriptures would not be fulfilled. In other words, God’s purpose would be unfulfilled.
Therefore, he asked Peter to trust him and to stand strong in that moment, knowing that it was imperative things go as planned.
If we’re in that moment of truth today, let us cling to this passage that we say all the time: “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10 (NIV)
Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.
So today, embrace God’s will.