that ultimately leads to God.
Surrendering- An act of faith & trust (In Jesus’s example)
As we go deeper into the bible verses in (Mark 14: 27-36), there were moments of doubt, fears, and uncertainty that Jesus faced. We see how He deals with difficulty in faith and trust.
Jesus knows the truth and sees it in the revelation that His Father chooses to reveal to Him. Clearly not by coincidence, and Jesus chooses not to lose hope but to continue trusting in God’s plan.
1. In peter’s denial
“All of you will run away and leave me, for the scripture says, ‘God will kill the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ But after I am raised to life, I will go to Galilee ahead of you.” – Mark 14:27
He chooses to accept all that is going to happen and doesn’t allow external events to affect Him. Especially in doing the will of His father.
“Sit here while I pray.” He took Peter, James, and John with him. – Mark 14:33
After all He is Jesus, He could have changed the situation around but that would be disastrous.
and he said to them, “The sorrow in my heart is so great that it almost crushes me. Stay here and keep watch.” – Mark 14: 34
Firstly, He wouldn’t be able to fulfill the prophesy. Secondly, He can choose to take matters into His own hands.
2. Accepting His death (doing the will of God)
The night before his crucifixion, He surrendered Himself to God’s plan. He prayed, ‘my Father! All things are possible for you. Take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet not what I want, but what you want.‘ – Mark 14:36
By doing that, He would not be able to receive the blessings God has in store for Him, neglecting the great purpose God has planned for Him.
I look at my own life and realize that truly there are so many things I can learn from. His humbleness, total self-giving (sacrifice), and dying to Himself to allow the holy spirit to work powerfully in Him – Through prayer and fasting.