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Jesus: Your Gethsemane (Mark 14:39-42, Part 4)

As you follow Jesus, you will find yourself facing a major dilemma. There will be tension and conflict between your will and God’s will. What you want to do and what God wants to do will not line up. You may find yourself wanting what God wants, but you don’t want to do it the way God wants you to do it.  When your will and God’s don’t line up, for whatever reason, that is when you find yourself in a Gethsemane moment. Continue reading

Jesus: Your Gethsemane (Mark 14:39-42, Part 3)

If you follow Jesus, you will eventually discover yourself at a crossroads. There will be tension and conflict between your will and God’s will. Your will and God’s will may outright oppose each other. God wants you to do this, but you want to do something completely different. On the other hand, you may find that you both have the same mission and goal in mind, but God wants you to go about it one way and you want to accomplish another way.

When your will and God’s will don’t line up, for whatever reason, that is when you find yourself in a Gethsemane moment. Continue reading

Jesus: Your Gethsemane (Mark 14:39-42, Part 2)

Doing God’s will can sometimes be very difficult, and you will find yourself not wanting to do it. What you want and what God wants will be two different things. This could mean you both have the goal in mind, but God’s way of getting it done and your way of getting it done oppose each other. When you discover that doing God’s will in this matter will cost you and hurt you, you are in what is called a Gethsemane moment.

Gethsemane Moment Defined

Today, we are going to continue our examination of your Gethsemane moment. A Gethsemane moment is a time when you are tempted to avoid doing what God wants you to do because you know that doing it will cost you dearly and hurt you deeply. You are not going to want to do it, but you know God wants you to do it. You know it’s the right thing to do, but it will come at great sacrifice on your part. Your Gethsemane involves a battle between your willing spirit to do what is right and your weaknesses to do what is easy. Continue reading

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