Many believe that when you surrender your life to Jesus there will be many restrictions in your life. Most who haven’t encountered Jesus believe that to surrender one’s life to Him would mean to live a boring, predictable life.
They know that God demands holiness and they believe holiness equates to a dull, uneventful life.
Sadly, they are severely mistaken.
Living a life surrendered to Jesus is actually living a life of freedom. To surrender to Jesus means to allow Him to free you from your sins. Actually, we were freed from our sins centuries ago when Jesus died at the cross. We just need to accept this freedom and by accepting, meaning to surrender to Him.
Surrendering to Jesus means being free from our sins – we are no longer slaves to them. We are no longer slaves to guilt that results from sin.
Surrendering means being free from stress for Jesus promises to give us a stress-free life. Surrendering means being free from sickness for Jesus promised to be our healer and the source of our strength. Surrendering means being free from poverty for Jesus promised to make us prosper in this world and beyond.
You see, surrendering to Jesus is not the kind of surrender the world envisions. It’s not like going to a prison cell where you will be locked up for your sins and forced to live a deprived life which sadly many associates with holiness.
No! Surrendering to Jesus means living a life of freedom. It means actually starting to see what life to the full means. It means having the freedom to actually make your own decisions for your life – decisions that you know will lead to a full life because Jesus is in you and you followed His leading.
To those who haven’t experienced Jesus it’s hard to understand.
How is surrendering freedom? How is it that an act if surrender can be the source of freedom?
But to those who know Jesus, to those who have taken the bold step of surrendering to Him they will testify to the abounding freedom they gained from their surrender.
A freedom that leads to a fulfilling life. A life of endless joy, abounding love, overflowing blessings and endless peace. A life that is not boring at all but exciting every moment.
If you haven’t surrendered to Jesus, why haven’t you? It’s free. It’s easy. It’s simple. Best of all it’s freedom. What have you got to loose? A vice you can’t give up? A habit you can’t break? A relationship you can’t end? If I tell you that you get a million pesos just to quit your vice will you do it? Or another million to break that habit? Will you do it?
Whatever it is, try to surrender to Him. Just once. Give it a shot. After all, you have nothing to lose.
Surrending to Jesus is as easy as A-B-C.
A- admit that you are a sinner and you can do nothing on your own to be absolved.
B – believe that Jesus died for your sins and was raised from the dead.
C – confess with you mouth that Jesus is Lord and Savior. Allow Him to enter life and give Him the chance to change it. This is possible when He is now seats as the resident in the throne in your heart.
You can pray this short prayer –
Jesus I am a sinner and have sinned against You. But I believe you died for my sins to restore me to life. I now accept you as my Lord and Savior. Come to my heart and be the one in-charge of my life. I surrender my life to You. In Your mighty name Lord Jesus, Amen.
If you prayed the prayer above and made the decision today to surrender yourself to Jesus then tell someone about it. You can email me about your decision or you can find a Christian church and pastor who can guide you in your new life in Christ.
Congratulations on your newfound freedom!