Obedience and submission. Two words from the bible in which people have problems. They sound harsh to some ears, but I have to let you in on something; No matter how harsh it sounds you are already being obedient and submitting to something. Think about it. What moral code drives you? Is it what feels good to you? Well, that could change on a whim. Is it what pleases others? That is going to change quite often as well. Is it just simply doing good things or “living your truth?” How do you know what is good or what is true? The world? Your inner thoughts or vibrations? Guess what…yep…all those are fluid and change as the wind blows. BUT you are obedient and submit your life to that ever changing belief. How tired you must be. How burdened and wore out you must be from trying to figure out the right path that may change tomorrow, next month, or next year. That seems pretty harsh to me. Just look at the world around you. Is there peace amongst the choas or are you being thrown around the ship with no anchor?
Now, go back and read what obedience and submission looks like in the bible. Read how it frees you. Read how it strengthens you. Read how submitting your life to Jesus as your Savior, repenting your sins, and obeying His way leads you to peace in the choas and anchored securely to a never changing guide for your life and a glorious eternity ahead of you.
Do you want to submit to the ever changing laws of the world that is ready to cancel you when you fall short of it? Or do you want to submit to the never changing law of God and receive grace, mercy, and forgiveness when you fall short of it?
The choice is yours. Free will is a God given right when it comes to your salvation. His arms are open to you now.
“Come home, come home;
you who are weary come home;
earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
calling, O sinner, come home!”-Will L. Thompson
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
There a way that seems right to a man,
but its end is the way to death.
1 John 2:17
The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.