Living in God's will
August 20, 2010
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
There's a principle you need to know if you want to find and live in the will of God. It's the principle of surrender.
You and I should be so overwhelmed and moved by what God has done for us, starting with Christ and the cross and the resurrection, that we are willing to surrender our lives to him. We should say to the Lord, "Here I am, I'll do whatever you want, Lord."
I was a teenager when I felt the Lord calling me to preach. I went to my minister and told him that I believed God was calling me to preach. I said, "I just want to know what God wants me to do. If he's not calling me, he'd better tell me!"
And that minister said, "Jack, you go home, you live your life at Eastern Hills High School, on your baseball team, and in your classroom. Live for Christ every day. Win your friends to Christ, so that when he does call you and shows you what he wants you to do, you'll be ready."
That was good advice. And it's the advice I'm giving you today.
Surrender completely to him. Say this little prayer, "Lord, You have all of me. I want to do what you want me to do, not what I want to do." Then follow wherever God leads you and do what he says. This is how you live in the will of God.
"WE SHOULD SAY TO THE LORD, "HERE I AM, I'LL DO WHATEVER YOU WANT LORD."
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
Based on the principles from Paul's letter to the Philippians and Psalm 23, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out will help you find true peace and rest in a world that is anything but peaceful and restful. It's the perfect "pause" button you need!
So please request your copy of Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out when you give online today! --Jack Graham