Rather than amping up the willpower to make New Year's resolutions, let's take a look at how God resolves to be faithful to us. Then we'll know how to make our lives count this year.
Without realizing it I had started to believe that I had to take care of my finances myself. I thought that if I gave 10% there wouldn't be enough. Clearly God and I had some work to do.
What are the terms of your surrender?
God keeps faith when we don't.
The greatest joy in the Christian life comes from holding nothing back from Jesus. With him at the center, life becomes a faith adventure filled with meaning and purpose.
"But Dad! Why Can't I ...?"
Let's take a lesson from Jesus, the greatest servant of all, who served with no terms or conditions.
Is the Holy Spirit tucked away on a shelf for safe-keeping?
The futility of trying to pursuade God.
Father, I surrender.
Surrender to God wholeheartedly.
The ultimate pledge of allegiance.