Surrender to God (1)
January 11, 2019
“I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” Gal 2:20 NIV
John Calvin defined surrender in these words: “To have no other will, no other wisdom, and to follow the Lord wherever He leads.” To do this, you will have to face your greatest fear: Who will drive your life? It’s pretty handy to have Jesus in the passenger seat when we require His service. “Lord, I have a health problem, and I need Your help. Something hard is going on at work, and I’d like it to be different. I’m feeling anxious, and I want You to give me peace of mind. I’m feeling sad, and I’d like a little hope. I’m facing death, and I want to make sure I’m going to heaven.” But when it comes to sliding out from behind the wheel and letting Jesus drive, we’re not so sure about that because it means we are no longer in control. For example, if He’s driving, you are not in charge of your wallet anymore. You can’t say, “I’ll give sometimes when I feel generous, but I reserve the right to keep what I want.” Now it’s Jesus’ money. When you let Jesus drive you’re no longer in charge of your ego. You no longer have the right to satisfy every self-centered ambition. Now it’s His life. You are not in charge of your mouth anymore. You don’t get to gossip, flatter, cajole, condemn, lie, curse, rage, cheat, intimidate, manipulate, exaggerate, and prevaricate anymore. Now it’s not your mouth—it’s His mouth. So here’s the question: Have you invited Jesus along for the ride, or is He driving? The word for you today is: Surrender to God.
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account_circle C Wilson
Ah hah!! Praise the Lord! Oh yes, I've invited God, and He sure is my driver!! I release everything to You Dear Lord and surrender myself to You. This message is a blessing, thanks be to God!
account_circle Pamela Warner
God is Faithful to His Word! God is over all, in all and through all. Everything belongs to Our Father. Bring your tithe and offering into the store house and I will open the windows of heaven and pour you out blessings you can not contain and rebuke the devour for your sack. nothing is ours, everything belongs to the LORD!
account_circle Freddy and Doris Height
In this lesson today it is telling me. I need to Surrender to God. Allow Him to be the drive force in my life. Lord I'm going to take a back seat and let You do the driving. Help me Lord to stand firm on your word.
account_circle Felicia Tetzlaff
This devotional really spoke to me. I haven't had my license in a very long time, so someone is always driving me around. First, the driver goes to the places they need to go, then they take me where I need to go. I have given my life to Christ a long time ago, but I was on a dark path. I was in a do or die situation and God took the wheel from my hands. I did a complete turn around and about three years ago I felt led to move with my daughter and her husband. They were in a different state and I only knew her, I didn't even know her husband. I questioned myself and questioned God. I bounced back-and-forth from one state to another for sometime. Long story short... it was God leading me there. I was always the 'back seat driver', always telling the driver how to drive, changing the radio station, I even had road rage and I wasn't the one driving. But, I have had to learn to watch what I say and do because I was always around my grandson. It was fine when he was a baby but now at three years old he's starting to copy what he sees and hears. Lately, it seems like the Holy Spirit is having me think before I say and do. I often say to the Lord, 'I surrender myself to you'. Reading today's message has opened my eyes to a deeper meaning of 'Surrendering' to God. Thank you Jentezen Franklin.
account_circle Jylina Edwards
So true. lord I thank you
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account_circle Nomveliso Vika
I surrender my will my ways my decisions my all to Jesus.Lord take the drive for Your Glory...this is my life witholding nothing.Amen