Maybe you are new to the idea of obeying God, and giving up your will for His will seems a little over the top. Perhaps you are a little apprehensive about trusting Him with the everyday affairs of your life. I get it. Really, I do. I lived most of my Christian life leaning on my understanding, living my way, and keeping my pew warm on Sunday.
Jesus wants to be more than our Savior. He wants to be Lord of our life—directing our decisions, guiding our steps, calming our fears, enjoying our company, inhabiting our praise, and showering us with blessings from His bountiful riches. Total surrender to God and the work of His Word isn’t for the faint of heart. There are obstacles along the way and an enemy who seeks to impede our progress. It’s through surrender that we experience God, and it’s through our experience with Him that our trust in Him grows.
Saying yes to God cultivates in trust. Trust empowers us to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of our living with the God of immeasurably more.