Matthew 26:42, "Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, saying, "O my father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done."
We all have heard folks say, "I will take my drink on the rocks." This term usually refers to a straight drink on ice. The Scripture discusses Jesus being at the cross roads of His life and He had gotten to the point where it was time to swallow a shot that was not so pleasant . The scripture says, Jesus went away and prayed concerning the matter and He had gotten to a place where His Spirit man said, I will take this shot for the team to ensure that God's Will could be done in His life. When God places a cup before us, we have to be still and think through the situation and Pray. Prayer should always be the first reaction when we are faced with difficulty. The Bible says, Jesus told His confidants to stay put while He went away to pray. God will separate us from those who are closest to us to ensure we are seeking Him and able to receive clear instruction from Him-not them. When Jesus came back, He was very clear on His purpose and the directives God had given Him. We have to allow God's Will to be done-and not our own to ensure that we aren't hindering ourselves from getting to the next level. His Word says, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. God wants to bless us right here on earth with heavenly blessings! He wants us to receive the goodness of His glory on earth as He performs the same miracles in Heaven. Be mindful, when God gives us a Cup to drink, He will send us some "ice" to cool down the heat that He takes us through. His "ice" is His grace-the unmerited favor of God. Be blessed!