Will Power

Isaiah 50:7: Because the Lord God helps me, I will not be dismayed; therefore, I have set my face like flint to do his will, and I know that I will triumph (TLB).

A cute TV commercial features a gal munching down on a bag of cookies. Mighty Will Power shows up to save her from herself. Let me tell you, he is one puny-looking superhero!

“Don’t need you,”says she. “Doing fine; maybe next week at my friend’s party. She’s serving cake.”

Willie slinks off in shame. But wait a minute! Gal is still eating cookies! What is will power, anyway?

Luke 11:7b-8a-The man says-I cannot get up and supply you [with anything]…..

Jesus says- I tell you though he will not get up and supply him with anything…….

Do we know the right thing to do? Let’s not blame lack of success on poor, weak, pathetic “Will Power.”  No. Let’s check out our attitude.  Are we stubbornly clinging to ‘cannot‘, while He gently points out that our problem is really ‘will not?’

Prayer: Lord, help us to face our own truth so that we can recognize yours. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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