Monday, April 18, 2011

Purposeful Choice-DD 4/18/2011

"Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour." John 12:27

Life is full of times and instances where we must face the prospect of doing things we may not want to despite the fact that it may be for the greater good. Jesus, clothed in his humanity, famously asked that the cup of his coming suffering be allowed to pass from him. Despite this, he carried out his mission flawlessly. As a result, we have access to the tree of life today.

Beloved, God is the Great Architect. He made us for a reason. He put us in our circumstances for a reason. What he has not done is force us to do his will. That is entirely up to us. Just as Jesus might have called twelve legions of angels to stop his persecution, we also have the ability to decide whether to God's will or not.

When we next find ourselves at a fork in the road with a choice between doing what we know we should do and any other alternative, let us consider that we may be there to live out our purpose at that very moment.

Loving Like Jesus,


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