And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done” (Luke 22: 41-42).
In the Garden, Jesus prayed the prayer of consecration before He went to the cross. His flesh, like ours, was looking for another way to redeem us other than the way of pain and suffering.
The prayer of consecration is when you pray like He did: not my will, but Yours be done. We should pray the prayer of consecration frequently. We never get so spiritually mature that we don’t need this kind of prayer.
The prayer of consecration opens us up to the full will of God. It opens our spirits and minds to be willing to do anything that the Lord wants us to do. We should never get so settled and satisfied in life that we don’t take time to seek God for His absolute best.
If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land;
but if you refuse and rebel, You shall be devoured by the sword”; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken (Isaiah 1:19-20).
Only the willing and obedient can have God’s best in life. Take time today to consecrate yourself to do the will of God. God’s will is the best place for any of us to live. It’s the place of blessing, peace, contentment, and joy. Open your heart to go anywhere and do anything He asks. The Father’s plan for your life is the only one He can bless!