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Peacemaker Ministries Devotional "Your Will be Done"

by P. Brian Noble / September 2, 2019

Scripture

And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” (Mark 14:36, ESV)

Thoughts

Jesus prayed to His Father, “… not my will, but what you will.” Jesus, the King of Kings, wanted the cup of crucifixion removed from him, but he knew he must endure the cross. He knew there would be no Gospel without the cross. In this excruciating moment, his humanity came out and he cried out to God. The cross would be a terrible place. Although he knew his eternal destiny in this moment, he wanted his Father to create a different way, a different possibility. But the key to Jesus’ outcry is where he landed. He didn’t land at, “I’m out of here.” He didn’t land at, “No way.” He landed at, “Not my will, but what you will.” This was a supremely loving place to land.

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Application

Do you have an area where God is refining you or taking you to the cross in your life? This can seem overwhelming, just too much. My hope is that in your heart a Christ-like attitude will begin to rise up which says, “Not what I will, but what you will, Lord.” In your relationships, I encourage you to end up here: “Lord, I set my attitudes, my actions, and my words at the foot of your cross. I come to you in humility. Your will be done.”

Prayer

Lord, my attitude has been stinking, and my actions have been worse. I surrender my actions, words, and thoughts to you. Not my will, but your will be done in my life…. (Continue praying.)

P. Brian Noble

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P. Brian Noble

P. Brian Noble

P. Brian Noble is an everyday guy who loves Jesus. He has been married to his best friend, Tanya, for 20 years and they have four children; they currently reside in eastern Washington. Brian has a Master of Arts in missional leadership from Northwest University. He is the Executive Director/CEO of Peacemaker Ministries. An ordained minister for the past 20+ years (3 years as a Youth Pastor, 14 years as a Senior Pastor, and 4 years as an Executive Pastor), he proclaims hope through the gospel message as the Holy Spirit empowers believers in their daily walk. He believes in the power of the Word of God to transform lives. He has been a Certified Christian Conciliator since 2008, with 1000+ hours of conflict coaching and mediation experience. His caseload has ranged from husband and wife cases, to family farm, to public schools, and even county government. Brian has taught peacemaking in local jails and even internationally in Uganda. His hope is that every Christian reconciles their differences in a way that glorifies God. His hope is that every Christian recognizes they are a Peacemaker before they try to do peacemaking. Finally, his hope is that every Christian reconciles by making authentic peace that blends justice, mercy, and humility.

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