Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” (Luke 22:39-42)
Thought for the day:
If one is going to get serious about drawing closer to God. The journey starts with honestly “chewing” on the question: “Where am I in my journey with Jesus?” Set aside everything else in life, family, friendships, career, and even prestige. Stripped of everything the world holds dear, ask yourself, “Where am I in my journey with Jesus?” Ponder this honestly and openly. And let your journey to faithfulness begin anew.
Prayer for the day:
Heavenly Father, silence my heart and my head long enough to honestly consider who I am in your presence. Where I am wanting, fill me with your presence and set me anew on a journey to You. Amen.