|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Monday, December 30 2013 00:00|
Note: I thought it would be a great way to end/start the year with this profound insight about the nature of our walk with Jesus. Excerpted from How God Makes Men.
Finally the interpreter capitulated. "Well, okay then, but you're not going to like my answer. I don't think you Americans understand what Christianity is all about. Back in the 1960s you started to use the word 'commitment' to describe your relationship with Christ. However, any time a word comes into usage, another word goes into disuse."
Lord Jesus, I need You in my life right now more than I ever have. I have very little joy, peace, and passion in my life. I confess that I have been trying to have the best of both worlds, that I have been double minded, and that I have been seeking the God I have wanted and not the God who is. I am so sorry, and I repent. Please forgive me. Thank You for loving me so much that You would die for all my sins so that I can have eternal life. By faith I receive (or renew) my salvation and I surrender my life to You. Take control of my life. Make me into the kind of man I've been reading about in this book. I pray this in Your name, Jesus, and for Your glory. Amen.
If you've just surrendered or re-surrendered your life, congratulations. The surrendered life is the foundation under everything we've been discussing in this book. Be sure to tell someone what you've done. If someone gave you this book, let him or her know. Tell your spouse, your pastor, your small group--anyone who will listen. The feedback you receive will strengthen your faith.