Friday, July 11, 2014


To submit to another is seen by many as a negative idea. Everyone wants to be the leader. Nobody wants to be told what to do. But the reality for Christians is, submitting to God is the best thing for us!
Jesus acted on this truth as He walked in God’s will before going to the cross. In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus struggled and wept over what was about to happen. Three times He pleaded with His Father for this suffering to be taken from Him. But He trusted His Father and submitted:“Nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done” (Luke 22:42).
When you and I choose to become followers of Jesus, we must also submit to His authority. We are no longer the masters of our own lives. And that should be a cause for celebration because the Creator of the universe is now looking after us! While submitting might be difficult at times, God wants us to come to a place where we say, “I delight to do Your will, O my God” (Psalm 40:8).
Are you having trouble letting God take control of an area of your life? Submit to Him completely and you’ll receive the greatest blessing of all: that His perfect plan for you can be carried out in your life!

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