Not to Struggle, but to Surrender By Robert Schaetzle
“For by the grace given to me I bid every one among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith which God has assigned him.” Romans 12:3RSV
I’ve discovered over the years to recognize, the authority of God’s presence and leading. Our walking by faith in Jesus, can often be misunderstood and exhausting. It takes growing and learning to understand what Paul admonishes us to be aware of, when he was writing to the Church at Rome. How we might struggle until we know the truth, our faith is not something we manipulate or manufacture. Faith is a precious promise assigned us from our Creator. A biblical promise received as we come; surrender into the authority of God’s presence.
With our Advent upon us, we’ll be proclaiming our Prince of Peace. Through this faith assigned us, we’ll be sharing and singing how we are justified by our faith. To receive a peace with God through justification from the Father in His Son. I pray we’ll truly rejoice in our hope of sharing with others, the Glory of God.
We may feel weak in Spirit from physical or emotional stress brought on during these busy days of celebration. But let’s all find our hope, as another promise come true. The promise given us thousands of years ago. Our hope is not seen, yet, is recognized, in the Christ Child we come to worship and celebrate.
Father, help us to recognize and celebrate your Son this advent, not struggle, but feel the power of Your presence in our sharing Jesus.
Robert lives in Sunnyvale, Ca serving in a Sharing and Caring Ministry