|2,000 year old olive tree in the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Israel|
|2,000 year old olive tree in Jerusalem|
|2,000 year old olive tree in Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem|
Not my will, but Thine, be done—Luke 22:42
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.—Psalm 23:1
When I pray, I picture Jesus, my Shepherd, in the green pasture of the 23rd Psalm…I take whatever concern I have, or person for whom I am interceding by the hand…I walk out to the meadow, the green pasture, and I place my concern, or the hand of the person for whom I am interceding, in Jesus’ hand…knowing that He is sovereign, He loves me, and He loves the person for whom I am interceding more than I do…He has a plan, a hope, and a future for each of us…and I walk away, thanking God for how He is working in my life and in the lives of those for whom I am interceding...experiencing a feeling of peace…positive relinquishment…as Catherine Marshall prayed, “Lord, I trust You…You know what You’re doing…I relinquish my will to Yours.”
In what ways might you apply this to your life?