So many Christians believe God is here to fulfill our dreams and make us happy; but when we think that way, we will miss the truth about our salvation. In fact, God came into our lives to fulfill His will, His desires. God gave us eternal life and freedom from sin. In return, He expects total devotion, total loyalty, total commitment and total obedience.
Many believe that God’s only role is to give them what they want — that serving Him means that He wants only for them to be happy. The truth, however, is that this is God’s story to be told — His will to be done. It’s really about His will, not ours; but God requires serious obedience. Therefore, in order to be a devoted Christian, we must learn to deny ourselves.
Our walk with God is not about our convenience; it’s all about self-denial. Remember what Jesus said in the garden, “Not My will, but Your will be done.” When God’s will is done in our lives, then we will be fulfilled — not the other way around. Total devotion to God means keeping His commandments (His Word). When we are fully devoted, it’s all about putting God first.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, March 14, 2016 @ 8:03 AM CDT
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