Every experience of spiritual opposition leads to temptation to be disobedient in some way. Faced with the challenge, the degree to which scripture is settled in my heart predicts which leading I will obey… whether God’s Word is the final authority in any situation. If I obey in part only, taking control of the rest on my own, my unbelief is found out.
We love the Lord and wouldn’t purposefully disobey His Word and leading but, deceptively and under the radar, areas of our ownlordship tend to live large. Like Job, we fear worst possible scenarios and struggle to control matters we aren’t completely sure God will handle, especially in critical or life-threatening situations.
More often than we’d care to admit we use the strength of our will to remain controller-lord of things we sincerely think we’ve submitted to the Lord. To change that, learn to release those to the Him and receive His peace in return. Because two “heads” never work very well.
It has been said that peace (Heb. shalom) will be the single greatest sign marking the life of the believer in the end-times.
2 Peter 2:19-22 | Mark 16:17 | Romans 12:21 | 1 John 4:4 | Verses@Once