Monday, May 16, 2016

Be Great, surrender.

Looking into the story of the centurion in Luke chapter 7, Pastor and author Adrian Rogers points out that “you cannot be over those things that God wants you to be over until you learn to be under those things that God has set over you.” 

Be Great, surrender.

I have to agree with Pastor Rogers. The Bible clearly teaches that God wants to give us authority and want to bless us, but first, we have to surrender to him. 

We live the idea of committing our life to Jesus but as Pastor Rogers points out that it is not a commitment that we really need (commitment indicates we are still in control), but a surrender. 

We have to surrender to God. We have to let him be in control. Only when we do that can he place us in a position where we have authority over Satan and the powers of this world. 

All of this makes me want to ask the question, “Are you willing to move past making a commitment to Jesus and move to a surrender to him?” Isn’t making Jesus “Lord” of your life actually surrendering to him? So if you haven’t surrendered to his Lordship and yet claim that you are committed to Jesus, the truth is you really don’t belong to him. 

Remember this, mighty generals are not weak, but they have surrendered their lives to a cause greater than their own, they are under someone else’s authority. So surrender doesn’t make you weak, it can actually put you in a place where you can be stronger than you could ever be otherwise. 

Be Great, surrender. 

Rogers, Adrian. The Incredible Power of Kingdom Authority. Broadman & Holman Publishers. 2002.

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