Ever wonder, where is God? Why can’t I hear Him?
Give in to God, come to terms with him and everything will turn out just fine.Let him tell you what to do;take his words to heart. Come back to God Almightyand he’ll rebuild your life. Clean house of everything evil. Relax your grip on your moneyand abandon your gold-plated luxury. God Almighty will be your treasure,more wealth than you can imagine. MSG Job 22:21-25
THERE IS NO PRICE TO COMPLETE SURRENDER
Some may think that if you surrender everything, you will lose the joy that you feel. The joy you that one may feel from smoking a cigarette, the embrace of a lover, buying new shoes on credit or even talking about someone else behind their back.
That titillating feeling of empowerment and supremacy that comes from “feeling good” through escape, while everything else is in catastrophe and falling apart around you.
Contrary to belief, there is no price to pay when you surrender to God. God sees, hears, and knows all. He is the Creator of peace, prosperity, and love. According to scripture, God is love. A complete surrender will take nothing from you, but bring everything to you!
WHY IS MY LIFE SO HARD??
If you feel as if your life is hard, and nothing goes your way, take this scripture into consideration:
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. John 14:23
Keeping Jesus’ word means to live by his commandments and obey His precepts. A few days ago I covered that “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, is His precept that all other precepts stem from. It is the Law of Love. When we choose to follow Christ and His teachings, He will come and make His abode (or home) with you.
SO HOW ARE YOU DOING?
Are you ready? Can you give it all up… for the source of all peace, hope and love? Asking Jesus to come and live with you is easy, praying to God in the name of His Son Jesus Christ and proclaiming to live for Him as Your Lord and Savior. You can do that know, many of you have already done that. Breaking habits though, and renewing your mind, isn’t easy and I will give you that. It will take giving up the things that you may have grown accustomed to,
These are things that you may have been holding onto that have lead you to alcohol abuse, chain smoking, sex, debt, and gossip. The things previously that may have brought you joy are merely mind numbing tools to try to help you to forget that you have been being held prisoner to an unrighteous way of life and living apart from God.
WHAT WILL HELP
Making a complete daily surrender can be tough, but what will help is to throw away all the things that create unnecessary stress in your life. (No this is not your family!) The stresses come in shapes like; Gossip Magazines, Economic or News Magazines, Newspapers, Television shows, Movies, Books, Bad Association, and Radio/Music that don’t encourage you or uplift your spirit.
Tall order? No, not really. Think of your mind as a sponge, it will soak up what it is continually put in front of. Watch enough CSI or crime TV episodes, and you will eventually begin to image coming home to a murdered spouse, or kidnapped kids. It is inevitable, not that it will happen necessarily- but you will begin expecting it to happen and pretty soon you will be living in fear. This is not the way to live!!! This is not a life of full surrender, to God and having Him live with you, after all how could God compete with that??? Why would He want to???
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Phil 4:8
A prayer for today,
Lord God, be with Your children as they choose to put You first. Cover them with the blood of Your Son Jesus Christ. Show them that pure living is a life lived with You, and when You come to live with them, they will have ENDLESS joy. They will need no stimuli, other than You and Your Word, and You will make the way for them and you will prosper them, heart, mind, body, and soul! IN Your Son Jesus’ name AMEN!
May God bless you today as you surrender all, give it over to God and He will come and live right where you are at!
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