Being saved, asking Jesus to be Lord of our lives is a huge turning point for anyone. What many new believers fail to realize is this, there is a path of submission needed to experience the abundant life Jesus promises.
Yes, abundant life is ours and Yes, Holy Spirit is now in us to help us experience every bit of its treasures. But salvation is also a call for us to lay down all of our ideas of how life should be and take up His plans as our own. We are now, one with Him and He is the head. Here too, we have the help of Holy Spirit. In fact, we can’t do it without Him.
There are some people today who would like to convince us that obedience is not necessary. But there is only one way to Life–His way. Let Him speak to your heart, as He spoke to mine and asked me to tell others.
There is a way that seems right but it only leads to death. I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but by Me. The way is narrow My children, narrow and steep. Only by My grace can you walk it.
Self-effort will get you nowhere but frustration and fear. My yoke is easy and My burden light. It is the yoke of humility and praise. You must walk the path of praise and thanksgiving if you want to walk with Me.
Paul and Silas in their darkest hours praised Me and sang songs of thanksgiving. Every chain was broken and every prison door was thrown open.
The enemy will try to imprison you and stifle your testimony but he will not succeed if you remember to keep your eyes on Me and fill your mouth with praise from your heart.
Bring your hearts to Me and let Me wash them with the pure water of My word and ignite them with a flame of passion for Me that will never go out.
It’s time for new beginnings in My Spirit. Do you hear the call? Come and die so that you may find Life.
Luke 9:23 AMP And He said to all, If any person wills to come after Me, let him deny himself [disown himself, forget, lose sight of himself and his own interests, refuse and give up himself] and take up his cross daily and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also].
Romans 8:13 AMP For if you live according to [the dictates of] the flesh, you will surely die. But if through the power of the [Holy] Spirit you are [habitually] putting to death (making extinct, deadening) the [evil] deeds prompted by the body, you shall [really and genuinely] live forever.