I have been pondering about this, and sensed I should just write it down. We give our life to Jesus when we get saved, but after salvation, is our life still His?
Many people have accepted Jesus as Savior, but is Jesus really Lord? So often it seems we ask Him to save us, yet we still pursue living for self. I hear little teaching about this subject, but isnít the message of the Bible to become like Jesus, and die to self? We ask Him for many things that we want or desire, yet, do we ask Him what He would want for us? What is His desire and will? Does what Jesus wants because He gave His life for us, really matter? We were bought with a price and our life is no longer ours. If it is not ours, then why do we seem to pursue earthly things for self, more than Heavenly spiritual things for Godís kingdom? I am not saying that having some earthly things is wrong, but I am saying that our priority should always be, Jesus, what is your will and desire? The Word says that Godís thoughts and ways are much higher than ours. I have found that what God's desires for me has always been better than what I have ever wanted for myself. The joy of seeing God provide in ways I could never imagine, far outweighs the way I would do things. We are told that the blessing of the Lord maketh rich, and adds no sorrow with it. How often do we get what we want and there is sorrow attached to it?
When I learned to surrender my will and control and allowed Jesus to run things, I found a joy and peace that I had never found before. Yes, it was uncomfortable at times in the beginning, but I have found that God has always been faithful to me. Maybe I look foolish to the world and unfortunately to much of the church, but what I have found in Jesus far outweighs any criticism. Knowing that life on earth is temporal and life with Jesus is eternal, it seems good sense to maybe do without a few worldly pleasures to have eternal rewards. Eternity is a real long time in comparison to our life here on earth.
I think the real message of this article is that Jesus can be trusted. He will never leave nor forsake you. Your flesh may rebel and allow the devilís fear at times, but God will always do what He said that He would do. I want to encourage you to go all the way with Jesus. Develop and intimacy with the Holy Spirit, and He will take care of you. He will always make a way when there seems to be no way. It will be His way and timing though, not yours. We must learn to trust a loving God to take care of us. Every good and perfect gift comes from Him. Taste of the Lord, and see that He is good. He loves us, and will do exceedingly abundantly above all that we could ask or think if we will allow the power of the Holy Spirit to work in and through us. I hope this will be an encouragement to somebody that is teetering on whether to go all out for Jesus. You may go through struggles, but the day will come that you will say as I have, it was worth it. God bless you whoever you are.
How many times do we get
what we want....and there's
nothing, but aggravation?
God is just saying, 'Okay!
I'm going to send you what
you asked for - except, there's gonna' be a LESSON
ATTACHED!' 'Uh, oh.'