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Surrender

20 Jan

Few days ago I was sitting in the class and we as students were trying to coach each other to learn how to do that. Giving simple questions to guide people to understand themselves and to make a difference. In Galatians 2:20 Paul is writing; “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

We want to be like Christ, we want to follow him or… walk with Him as Henoch did. Only thing is sad. We never will be like Christ if we will just try to walk. Of course… God will never take our free will… However in this process, soon or later, we will have to surrender. It is impossible to become Christ. But how come that Paul could say; “Nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me…” If we want to be Christ-like, we have to surrender. How do we surrender? It is simple, but not easy. What scriptures teach us is that fulfilment of the law is to love. To love completely is not by mind, not by heart, not by strength, not by soul, but by everything together actively, not passively.
Today I do not feel quite well. More and more I experience that I am just sinner, looser. I know that everything I do is useless and by everything I do I ruin the things around me and people around me. But through grace of Christ, I believe his sacrifice is real and because of that I want this belief to be real in my life. “I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” And I am always afraid that I will not succeed. What I need to keep remembering myself is that I already did not succeed. My life already was a misery and that is what I needed to accept. That is the beginning of repentance.
So… do I want Christ to live in me? Through practice, in obedience and courage it is possible. Today I want to surrender and trust God that He will change my life. Not the circumstances, but my heart, mind and my soul and he will give me strength to live the life He has called me to live. I just need to surrender.
We are leaving for a mission trip. Pierce tomorrow and I on Sunday evening. We both want to be used by God, we both want to surrender under his will. It is simple, difficult, but we believe that He in us is greater than the one from the world. We would be glad if God puts us on your heart please keep us in your prayers. We need it much and we believe that also through our God can become real for other people around us. We do not know if we are ready, but our God is always prepared to save. He already did the main part and is preparing the soil new seeds are going to be seeded. We will not be active on internet during next weeks but will try to update you all as soon as possible.
Thanks for your support and God bless you by His grace, peace and joy in our Lord Jesus Christ.
written by Jakub Kriška
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Posted by on January 20, 2011 in Theology

 

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