For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” John 6:38-40
And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” Matthew 26:39
Both stated in word and deed, Jesus came to do God’s will. The very act of taking on flesh in resemblance to man demonstrates the radical way in which Jesus loves the will of the Father. And there was no wavering in this mission and focus on God’s will. From the moment the Scripture records the conscious action of Christ to the final days in wrestling with flesh, there was not a man more committed to obedience than Him.
This season ought to remind all men of what a perfectly obedient man looks like. Jesus was not a robot. He talks about His own will not in a token sense, but because like all men, He had one. Acknowledging that will, this man was resolutely determined to do what it was God had given Him. Take some time this season and think about your intention in comparison to the Fathers will. Seek to do what God has called you to, especially at the expense of your desires.
DO THIS TODAY: Find a way to demonstrate obedience to God.