“Dear friends, God is good. So I beg you to offer your bodies to him as a living sacrifice, pure and pleasing. That’s the most sensible way to serve God.” (Romans 12:1 CEV)
Many people want to be used by God, but they are unwilling to take the first step and that is the willing submission of their lives to God. Unless your heart’s desire is to please the Lord with your existence, you will never take this vital first step. Too many want to offer their lives to God, but when they consider what this actually means, they give up this honorable pursuit.
Jesus must not only be your savior, but he must also become your Lord or else you will never do what he commands you to do(see Luke 6:46). When Jesus is your Lord, then compromise is never an option. Compromise prevents the power of God from flowing through your life. However, a surrendered life will allow the power of God to flow and operate in your life uninterrupted. In Colossians 1:9-11 Paul admonishes us saying,
“We have not stopped praying for you since the first day we heard about you. In fact, we always pray that God will show you everything he wants you to do and that you may have all the wisdom and understanding his Spirit gives. Then you will live a life that honors the Lord, and you will always please him by doing good deeds. You will come to know God even better. His glorious power will make you patient and strong enough to endure anything, and you will be truly happy.”
God is looking for those that will live to glorify and honor Him. He is looking for those that will show the world at large just how good He really is. Will you be the one that God can count on?
Steve Tolbert is an emerging revivalist who is passionate about drawing people closer to God.