"In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation (atoning sacrifice) for our sins" 1 John 4:9-10
Now is the time for commitment. Today is the day of salvation. God wants you to know that 99 and a half percent won't do. If you've been a curious onlooker of Jesus and His cross for some time, then it's time to stop looking at the cross and time to get on it. Die to self, die to your own play book, die to your own game plan. Give it all to Jesus and take up Jesus life, His play book, and His game plan. Let Jesus take His rightful place as Coach of your life, not assistant coach as if you're still in charge, but as Head Coach where He is truly in charge.
Our world teaches us to perform certain tasks and duties in order to be accepted, valued, and approved by others. You may have taken up this mentality in working for God's approval, but performing for God will never do, for our performance will always be lacking the perfect excellence of God. You must deny your tendency to work for God's approval and love. You must trust in Jesus' victory through His death, burial, and resurrection. For we are not accepted in God's eyes by our own moral goodness or self-righteous performance. We are accepted in God's eyes because of Jesus in us when we trust Him as Head Coach of our lives.
Let Jesus be Head Coach of your life today, and every day. Learn His play book (the Bible), live His game plan (life His way). Then, and only then, will you be able to know and live the victory that is from Jesus.
1. What areas of your life do you need to surrender to Jesus and His cross?
2. What areas of your life need the victory of Jesus?
3. Are you ready to surrender 100% to Jesus not only today, but everyday?
Titus 3:1-7, John 3, 1 John 2:1-6
Invite Jesus, in your own words, to be Coach of your life. Give Him everything and every time you recognize you've given less than 100% return humbly to Him to offer back to Him everything until you're back at 100%.