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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Exploring What It Means To Surrender My Life To God

In review of Romans 6:13 it says, “Give yourselves to God ... surrender your whole being to him to be used for righteous purposes”

Bottom Line:
Don’t sin with your body, rather offer yourself to God. You have a new life, so surrender and use it for his purposes.

What this means to me:
I am to not let any part of my body become an instrument of sin being used for wicked purposes. Rather, I am to offer every part of myself to God. Once I was dead, but now I have new life, so I am to surrender and use every part of myself for his good purposes.

Based on this passage, when it comes to surrendering to Jesus, I believe it means laying down every area of my life. God wants you to learn to be a giver in life, not a taker. Jesus said, “If you insist on saving your life, you will lose it. Only those who throw away their lives for my sake and for the sake of the Good News will ever know what it means to really live” (Mark 8:35 TLB).

What does it mean to throw away my life? It means I submit yourself to God for his purposes. Romans 6:13b says, “Give yourselves to God ... surrender your whole being to him to be used for righteous purposes” (TEV). Live a life of purpose. Be driven by purpose. Give myself to God. Let him use me for his purpose. If I do, I’ll get the adventure of a lifetime!

When I give myself, God promises to give me everything I’ll need, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need” (Matthew 6:33 NLT).

In order to make the Kingdom of God my primary concern, I need to care about the things God cares about. What he cares about most are people. God doesn’t care about money. God doesn’t care about fame. God doesn’t care about a lot of things I care about. When I surrender my life to God and make the most important things in my life the things that are most important to God, he will take care of all my needs.