THOUGHT: Surrender to God.
BIBLE: Then they cried out to the Lord, “Please, Lord, do not let us die for taking this man’s life. Do not hold us accountable for killing an innocent man, for you, Lord, have done as you pleased.” Then they took Jonah and threw him overboard, and the raging sea grew calm. Jonah 1:14-15
TRANSCRIPT: Hey everybody! Welcome back to the Morning Thrive. All week we’ve been talking about how God gets our attention. God will use all kinds of ways to get our attention. Sometimes storms. Sometimes people. Sometimes frustration. Maybe God’s trying to get your attention right now. Maybe as you’ve been listening to these videos and watching these videos you’re like, “Man I just really feel like God’s trying to get my attention. You know the frustration. Or the crisis around me. Or maybe some people in my life.” You’re starting to put things together. You’re connecting the dots. You realize that God’s trying to get your attention. What should I do Craig if I feel like God is trying to get my attention?
Here’s what you need to do. One word; here it is. Surrender. That’s what God’s after. To wave the white flag. To stop fighting. Stop resisting. Stop running. Stop insisting on your own way. You know, Jonah in his story, Jonah and the sailors on that merchant ship were in the storm and all of this was going on. They prayed to the one true God and ultimately they surrendered to God’s plan. God you have done this as if it seemed to please you. And they surrendered to God. And at that moment the storm ceased.
Listen, I’m convinced that the Christian life is not so much what we do for God, but that we surrender to God. I’m convinced that what God is looking for in your life and in my life is the Father not my will but yours be done.
And the best place to cultivate a surrendered heart is with God’s people. It’s Friday. It’s the weekend. Why not say, “Hey, we’re gonna get to the church.” Maybe you can come to First Colleyville. Come at 9:00, 10:15, or 11:30. Come worship with us. Let’s get before God and say, “God, we’re just surrendered to you.” And if you’re not close enough to our church then listen to us online. Or go to a Bible-teaching church that’s near you. But listen. You need to get with God’s people and surrender before the Lord. And then he will have your attention and will lead you in the direction that he wants you to go. Alright? Have a great weekend.
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