Take this cup. Do you remember who said that? Do you know what it represents? It was said several very key times in the Bible. Jesus said it. It represents His sacrifice for us. In one passage in Corinthians, He states, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood."
The rules of the past were broken on the cross. A new covenant came into play that encompassed grace. The grace we have in our lives today comes from the cross. Jesus did that for us. He stood in the middle between God and us. He is one with His Father and He earned the right to fight for us, which is why we are led by the Holy Spirit and why we must remember the new covenant.
I'm sure that you have times in your life when you question whether God is listening. I think everyone does but if you remember this promise then you understand the power behind the cross. I have come to realize that everything is not mine. That only what God chooses to give me is. I have also come to realize that this life, just like Jesus's, is not mine, it's His. It's a concept that eluded me for years. Because when I prayed, I really believed He would give me what I wanted. But one day, I grew up and realized that I am given exactly what is in His plan, no more, no less. I'm not two, I'm a grown adult and just like Jesus I must surrender my cup to my Father.
That doesn't mean that I don't struggle with the direction or path He has set. I do. I have taken many maizes in my life, only to come back to the only door that means anything. Jesus is the reason I live, I breathe and I'm alive. I know that now. I won't always get my way and I may still be in a maize a time or two, but I'm learning to look for the door faster and when the door opens, I listen.
We must all take a moment and remember in our busy lives what Jesus did for us today. God made a covenant with Abraham and Jesus made a covenant for the rest of us. We are protected under the trinity, we have the Holy Spirit to guide us, and we have a Father that truly loves us, what more could we ask. Oh believe me, we ask. And yet, we must remember that when we worship Him, when we break bread, when we fast, and when we stand still, He is our Savior. May Christ be glorified by these words and may we all spend some time today thanking Him for His death and for giving us life through His sacrifice.
May God be with you today my sisters, wherever you live. May He bless your families and may He give you strength. He is our Lord and worthy to be praised!
1 Corinthians 11:24-25 NKJV:
and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me." In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."
Mark 14:36 NKJV:
And He said, "Abba, Father all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will."
My prayer today:
O, Lord, my Father, my Savior, grant me the wisdom to follow You all my days. Help me to release my cup to You and to do Your will, not for me but for Your glory. Take my hand and guide me day by day. Enlighten me with Your thoughts and keep me from sin. Show me Your ways and how to love Your people more. Grant me peace that goes beyond all understanding. Give me hands to heal and a heart to be open. Take me through the maize of life and guide me to Your door. I'm knocking, waiting for my Savior to open and lead me on my path. I am weak but You are strong. I am sinful but You are perfect. I'm in need of a Savior that reminds me that His blood made a covenant for me. I am in awe of You, my Father, help me to always be this way. I want to walk with You all my days, speaking and shouting, that You are my Lord. If people walk by me and think I'm weird, so be it, because I serve a Lord that laid down His life for Me and I will forever cherish that. Thank You for giving us grace and mercy. We are lost but You continue to find us and show us our way. Take every woman's hand today Lord and guide them. Nations are crying out to You. They need You. Be there for them today and help the United States get back to being a God fearing nation. We have lost You in everything but we need You Lord. Don't close Your eyes to us but lead us to be a great nation that cares for other nations and watches over the weak. In all I do and for all I am, I give my life to You today. In Jesus name, AMEN