I thought this quote was very apropos. Especially “God sovereignty is first painful”.
I think that so many people are “On the Verge”. They are hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ, they are feeling the pull.
I have seen the struggle, especially with people I love, that do want it, want to let go, but the fear of letting go and giving a unseen God full control of their lives seems incomprehensible. In the World it is considered irresponsible, irrational, even lazy. These people ARE going to church, half believers. Yes, Church going folks, loving families, working, following (for the most part) Moral law, Seeming to have all the right stuff, yet God knows their heart. He can’t be fooled. Just like in the days that Christ walked the earth, the Pharisees seemed to be law abiding, God loving citizens didn’t they? Following every law to the TEE that God had revealed to Moses. But, TRULY following God means to submit, to let go, to walk into the ocean and let the waves take you under without a game plan of how to swim to safety, not just following the rules but ultimately doing things the way that makes the most sense to you, or the most logical to you. It’s opposite of what we are taught, it’s opposite of what the collective world expects from you.
It only matters in the end if we have done what God has expected from us. And his will for our lives is exceedingly better than anything we could come up with.
So, don’t let that need for control all the time be the thing that holds you back from the magnificent plan that God has for you.
If YOU ARE “ON THE VERGE”- I pray that today you decide that eternal life is far better than the temporary pain of letting go, and giving God your life.
2 Corinthians 6:2 For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.