In order for God’s perfect will to manifest in our lives, our will has to be surrendered and submitted to His will. This battle between the flesh and the spirit is hardest because of its intensity. There is a going back and forth until the moment when the conflict is finally conquered. From that point on, the potential struggle with the flesh is easier to handle.
Aligning our will with God’s will helps us walk through the storms we encounter. Our Lord was able to go to the cross because He had already won the battle at the Garden of Gethsemane. There, He cried out to the Father for the cup to pass from Him, but nevertheless, He would do the will of the Father.
We get to our place of victory the same way. We want or don’t want to do this or that, but nevertheless, we will do His will. This nevertheless–always-brings the more. Grace, peace, love and His perfect plan are working in us as we yield more of ourselves to the Lord. Nevertheless doesn’t mean less of the best, but less of us for more of Him, from glory to glory!
Matthew 26:39 “He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, ‘O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.’ ”