This morning as I think about what it means to be a believer; I will say that absolute surrender to Jesus, is a life committed to the WORD: comprised of reading and studying; meditation on His Word and applying -obedience to His Word. This will take – full conformity with His rules, regulations, and wishes, coming to the realization that He has given me decrees to keep me safe and happy; providing boundaries for my life as well as direction…the pathway of His will for and in my life.
Yes, as a believer, my life will always point to a risen Savior who sacrificed His life that you and I could have a relationship with God our Father and spend Eternity with Him. Let me add to this by saying, “Christianity” is not to be a struggle for the believer. It is important to note that Christ said He and the Father would be with us through the power of the Holy Spirit working in us.
When we accept Jesus, we accept the Holy Spirit to help us, guide us, and lead us into all truth. The very power that brought Jesus out of the grave is now in every believer through the power of the Holy Spirit that works in us. You can be assured by this ONE promise that: “Christianity” means just that – following Jesus Christ – a LIFE FREE from Satan’s hold on us. Whom Christ has set free is free indeed, DO YOU BELIEVE?
When we follow the Book, His Word the Bible, we will see the outcome of our prayers, answered prayers according to the very will of God.
What does it mean to lay down your life for Him? As His servants, ALL aspects of self-determination MUST be surrender (turned over) to Him. He is our Lord, our Master. What He wants is all that matters.
Yes, His will is to be our will. You may ask, what is His will? His will for all of us is to be obedient to His Word; a life that is holy, pure, and living a life of righteousness; right living, so we can be in communion with Him. As we yield and surrender to Him, He has promised to answer our prayers and work in us and bring our wills in agreement with Him, His will. How wonderful this is when our prayers are in agreement with His…they become MOST POWERFUL!
In other words, true faith in God, believing His Word, WILL ALWAYS bring about the promise conceived in your heart. The end result of your faith, that of believing, will be the ability to see the promise fulfilled…it is finished! Decide what you want from God and get the scriptures (the promise) that definitely promises you these things.
Fix these promises firmly in the heart, not only in the mind.
Mark 11:23-24, For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them] (KJV).
Remember, we can not make God do anything, but His promises are true, and He will not, can not fail on a single promise. God WILL put in the one living by faith, the very answer that is needed for the hour, in one’s life.
Building our prayers from the Bible itself (God’s Word) is very proper and fitting for this is where we come into full agreement with God…from His Word.
Remember, as stated below in the scriptures, that God’s Word is alive, active, and powerful to the one who will believe and act on faith. Hebrews 4:12, For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (KJV).
Job 22:28, Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways (KJV).
Yes, when we pray in agreement with God and His Word, WE WILL SEE results. God has provided ALL that is needed in this life through His Son Jesus Christ and the working of the Holy Spirit, if we would ONLY BELIEVE – TRUST – for it is a DONE THING. Yes, we are redeemed and delivered from whatever ails us.
What is it you are in need of TODAY? Ask…believe by faith, and you will receive! It’s a promise! Even when you’re looking at those impossible situations in your life, you must not waiver. Stand strong, firm, relaying, and trusting God…use (apply) the faith that you have, stay busy…not in doubt, and unbelief but in giving praise and glory to God thru and in all situations. Again, I say, “DO NOT WAIVER!”
James 1:5-7, If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord.