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April 21, 2015, 9:24 AM

A Penny's Worth of Thought: Go Farther With God

Where God calls you to He will lead you to.  When God calls you, He never leaves you where the same place you are spiritually.  

Some Christians want only a surface relationship with God.  Sometimes even those Christians who want a deeper relationship with God, still wade around in the shallows from time to time. (I know I am guilty at times)  But God wants to take you so much deeper in your relationship with Him.  He does not want you to be satisfied with the status quo.  

When you desire to have the deepest of holy relationships with Christ, always know that you can, and He will lead you.

“Then He went a little farther, fell to the ground, and began to pray…”Mark 14:35

On the night of Jesus arrest and crucifixion, He went to the Garden of Gathsemane to pray and people responded to Him and his actions in varying ways.  

Some were completely indifferent to Jesus altogether and completely unaware that He was even in the Garden.

There was Judas, who was so busy plotting his own schemes and agenda to join Him.  

His disciples joined Him in the garden but despite being told of the urgency of the hour; were distracted by sleep.

Peter, James and John went a little farther with Him and prayed for a short while but they too became overcome with weariness and Jesus found them sleeping.  They too could not grasp the significance of the moment.  

Jesus went farther and prayed.  At the greatest moment in the history of time, Jesus prayed alone.  

God is seeking those that are willing to yield everything to Him and go deeper in their spiritual journey with Him.  Deeper in their desire to carry out the great commission and calling to a world in need of the good news of Salvation through Jesus Christ.  Deeper in their daily walk and growth as Christians.  

Jesus is seeking to take you deeper in your prayer life.  If you are willing He will take you to place of the most sacred moments.  A place that like in the Garden, only angels have witnessed before.

Are you willing?  Am I?  

May this be our prayer…”God make me willing!”


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