In an age where everyone has a right to do pretty much whatever they want to and when they want to do it, the idea of submitting to anyone seems like such a foreign idea. For most of us, the very mention of the word “authority” (whether it’s a boss, the government, a parent, or a leader in the church) is one where our instincts are to resist.
With that in mind, I am greatly challenged by this statement from “Experiencing God” – Henry T. Blackaby & Claude V. King:
“He has a right to interrupt your life. He is Lord. When you accepted Him as Lord, you gave Him the right to help Himself to your life anytime He wants.”
So, how about some reflective application questions for you to consider:
- how often do you actually experience God breaking in to your life to tell you something?
- when did you actually have a “born again” moment and what was going on in your life at that time? Has your life dramatically changed since then, whether in your actions, or in your attitudes?
- when is the last time, you really trusted in His leading in your life?