Many of you already know that I have signed a contract with Winepress Publishers to have my book: “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” published.
I had six deadlines that I had to meet with my publisher since I signed a contract with them January 15th. It Seemed like an overwhelming task. But, I met every deadline (so far) with the help of God.
We often turn our backs on challenges because we think they are too frightening, or to much to handle. There is nothing on this earth that can’t be handled when we turn things over to God.
When we can be submissive to His calling, and obey His commands we can conquer all our fears, and accomplishing many things.
It is very difficult to be submissive to anyone. We have to give up freedoms to do that. We don’t want anyone controlling our lives. However, if we allow God to lead us, being submissive is easy because we look at His only Son who was totally submissive to his Heavenly Father. He obeyed God all the way to the cross.
He could have decided that He wasn’t going to be put to death. He could have caused the earth to shake and the cross He was would have fallen to the ground. He could have destroyed any of the people who were mocking Him. But, He loved them so much He remained on the cross, and died a horrible death.
He obeyed His father, and because of that we can have eternal life if we accpet Jesus and try to be like Him.
What is stopping you from being submissive to God? Can’t give up that job that is giving you many goodies in life, even though you stepped over many people on the way up that ladder of success?
Still wanting that boat, because the Jones’ next door have two, knowing that you will not be able to tithe to God if you do get one.
How about that Beamer? Looks nice in the show room doesn’t it?
All of these are things that get in our way of serving God the way we should be. The old saying, “You can’t take it with you,” should have a lot of meaning here. Material goodies mean nothing if you don’t have eternal life.
Being submissive is turning our back on this world, and living a life for God. It is hard at best to accept that , and to really commit to it. Think of the ultimate goal, and that is to be ready for the day of judgment, and to serve God during your time on this not so friendly world.
* My next post will be an excerpt from the book: “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World. It will come out Wednesday the 3rd.