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Apr 20, 2017

A daily devotional through the recorded words Jesus spoke while He walked alongside us. Our website

  1. Thanks for joining me today for "A Little Walk with God." I'm your host Richard Agee.
  2. I love to get advice from other people about what God wants for my life, don’t you? Yeah, right. We do seem to try to meddle sometimes, don’t we. That’s exactly what Jesus called Peter on in the Garden of Gethsemane.
  3. Scripture
    1. John 18:11
    2. Jesus (to Peter): Put down your sword, and return it to the sheath. Am I to turn away from the cup the Father has given Me to drink?
  4. Devotional
    1. I know what is best for my adult children, right? I need to give them advice on their career choices, the spouse they choose, the things they do with their money, the places they go...even when they don’t ask.
      1. Same with elderly parents
      2. Same with neighbors
      3. Same with everyone around me
      4. I don’t need to take advice from anyone else, but I sure need to give others my advice
      5. I even try to give God my advice sometimes
      6. In our flawed state, we think we are smarter than God
    2. That’s what Peter does with Jesus
      1. Attacks Malcus, high priest’s servant
      2. Tries to help Jesus escape from the Pharisees and the death penalty they wish to impose
      3. Thinks he knows better than Jesus what His path should be
      4. Thinks the Messiah must not die, but reign as a military and political leader to free Israel
      5. Steps in front of Jesus to protect Him
    3. How often do we step in front of God’s plan instead of doing what Jesus did and trust the Father with His perfect knowledge?
      1. Can’t mean what He says
      2. Can’t mean for us to face the trial He puts in front of us
      3. Can’t mean for us to suffer
      4. The path must be different
      5. So we try to change the path, we step in front of His plan and try to change it
    4. Often we pick up implements to challenge the enemy
      1. Sword, spear, implements of war to fight
      2. He wants us to submit instead
      3. Trust that God knows what He’s doing
      4. Recognize that He is God and His plan will be ultimately completed the way He intends
      5. We can choose to be a part of those plans or not
      6. The smart choice is to let Him take the lead and then do what He says
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