So many humans are so proud of the fact that they lived life their way, until they face eternity without a Savior. This is when they realize that they condemned themselves to eternity in hell due to their unbelief (John 3:18).
Their pride and rebellion demanded that they live life by their own effort, and that they pull themselves up by their bootstraps every time life slapped them down.
They compromise with their flesh, the world and the devil to get what they want; and they refuse to submit to God’s Spirit or to live according to His Biblical mandates.
The saddest part about this lifestyle is that they miss out on God’s multitude of blessings all of their life. They do without His fruit and the power and wisdom of His Holy Spirit, which enters us at the moment of our salvation.
Those of us, who do surrender totally to God, enjoy His rest for our soul on a daily basis (Matthew 11:28-29). We take up God’s yoke and He helps us to bear all of our burdens. He enables us to live victoriously through every trial we encounter.
We actually abide in Christ as He abides within us by His Spirit. We enjoy the fruit of God’s Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), and are complete in Christ. Dwelling in God’s rest, we receive enduring fulfillment and intimate, continual fellowship with the King of the Universe.
Surrendering our carnality and depravity to God allows us to reap His righteousness and to enjoy the benefits of abiding under the shadow of His wings through all of life’s calamities (Psalm 91:1).
Christ reigns supreme in every area of our life and we enjoy His care and management as we surrender to Him in every area of our life. We live in undivided commitment to our King Jesus with our whole body, soul and spirit.
Father God, we want to further Your Kingdom in this earth without any thought of gain for our self. We rest in Your love and abide continually in Your presence. Your yoke is easy, and Your burden is light, because they are both designed to lighten our load of cares. We are joint heirs with Jesus of all that is Yours (Romans 8:17).
In Your heart, we find safety, victory, peace and complete rest for our soul. You accept us as we are and encourage us to surrender to the healing power that comes from Your Holy Spirit. Remind us to obey Your directives each moment of our day and to walk in fulfillment through Your Spirit.
Thought for the Day:
As we fully trust in God, He supplies all of our needs according to His glorious riches and He fills our soul with gladness, regardless of the things which we suffer on this earth. – Philippians 4:19; Psalm 4:7