A Life Changer

The “Message” is not a strict translation of the Christian Scriptures but I love the way it captures the spirit of what has been written.

In the telling of Yeshua’s travail of soul in the Garden of Gethsemane, just before he was apprehended and taken to be crucified, it says, in Matthew 26:

“My Father, if there is any way, get me out of this.  But please, not what I want.  You, what do you want?”

Now understand that in the King James Version by which I and many of my generation were raised this phrase is rendered: “Not my will, but thine be done.”

When I read the former rendition my attention was caught and my heart was captured.

The traditional version, though correct, as explained or at least understood by me over the years, is filled with obedience, negativity, promise of judgment and a hint of victimization.  When applied to my life it is all about me and my wishes – or not.


This newer, fresh rendition, however, is full of relationship and hope and love and compassion.  This one puts the perspective totally on Father and what He wants.

This is a total perspective changer, a real life changer.

When was the last time I or you or any of us stopped long enough to get out of ourselves and ask Father in  a meaningful way, “You. What do YOU want?”  And I don’t mean just in relation to me and my activities, but

“What do YOU want?”

In my radio show/health blog I recently passed on the encouragement from Gerald O’Donnell of ARVARI (the Academy of Remote Viewing and Remote Influencing) a similar proposition, that in these days Father, the One, is asking us, inviting us, to spend time simply loving Him.

That is what He wants from all of us.

And for yourself, go ahead, ask Him – with heart, head and arms open – what He wants.

Blessings,

Jon

2 Responses to “A Life Changer”

  1. Is this why the old classics on F=Self development direct toward the power of inner self when connected to the almighty??

  2. Chuck,
    clarify please. I really don’t know what you are asking. Sorry.

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