Jesus was and is the ultimate example of submission to God’s will. In the garden of Gethsemane when Jesus was in desperate prayer to God, his tears became blood. He told his Heavenly Father, “If it be possible let this cup pass from me, never the less not my will but thine be done.”(Matthew 26:39). Jesus bought and paid for us, we are his property, we belong to him now, he can do whatever he wants with us.“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” (Romans 12:1) “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”(Colossians 3:3). “If any man will come after me let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me, for whosoever will find his life shall loose it, and whosoever will loose his life for my sake, the same shall find it.”(Luke 9: 23, 24). “Submit yourselves therefore unto God. Resist the Devil and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7).“Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.”(Hebrew 13:17).”He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3:30). The Lord wants volunteers not draftees. “Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.”(I Samuel 12:24).“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.” (I Samuel 15:23a). God will mend a broken heart if you give him all the pieces. He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot loose. God has to break you, and melt you, and mold you again, in the hands of the potter to make you a better vessel fit for the Masters use. So you are willing to go anywhere, anytime, and be nobody to please him and help others.“Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;” ( Ephesians 5: 21-25).“Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.” ( I Peter 5:5).We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you never know when you are going to be needed. We are soul doctors. Jesus is our King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and we need to give him due respect and loyalty, and allegiance out of love “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” (Matthew 22:37-39). “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish but have ever lasting life.” (John 3: 16). John 3:16 was God and Jesus’s part and 1st John 3:16 is our part.“Hereby we perceive the love of God: because He laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross despising the shame , and is set down at the right hand of the Throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2).They that bare the cross shall wear the crown.
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.