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If I give my life to the Lord I will be happy

2017-11-26 20:33
Pastor’s Letter (701) Nov. 26th, 2017

If I give my life to the Lord I will be happy

Before my parents retired completely they bought a lot of useless houses that were falling apart for years and turned them into places of interest. The harder the house, the harder they worked to repair it, and the neighbors were surprised to compare them before and after the repair. This added to the skill and creativity of the hard labor, it gave new life to the destroyed homes. Of course, my parents set up their remodeling ministry on the basis of a crucial role. My parents saw possibilities when others just saw such a hut. They ignored the proverbial saying, "You can not make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear," and made a business card with the phrase "Silk wallet remodeling." In this way, Jesus saved us and changed us. He knows what to do with a creaking life and crumbling people. (H. Michael Brewer, "The Work of Jesus", The Tree of the Stream, p. 54)

I do not remember from when, but I decided to entrust my child to God. I am convinced that it is a much better decision to pray and give to God rather than trust in my influence and leadership as a parent. It took quite a long time, but God has listened to my prayers and I am thankful to God every day. When a member of a small group in church learns to trust his leader and learns to depend on Jesus, his life experiences an amazing miracle through the grace of God. He will feel that the negative self-image he created of himself and his matted life lighten up a little. Inside us are the wounds we can’t cure, the darkness we cannot push, and the limits we cannot overcome. Our precious lives can become rotten and worn out because of loneliness or a feeling of worthlessness.

Simon was a person who made negative evaluations not only of himself but also of others. There were many times when he got tired of losing energy by going to both ends of overconfidence and inferiority. Jesus is the one who said that Simon, who was shaking like that, was a rocky man, and therefore called him Peter. He experienced an unexpected miracle every time he gave himself to Jesus. And at some point he made a man walk who could not walk, people’s eyes did look at Jesus instead of him. “Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?” (Acts 3:12) Unfortunately, Judas Iscariot, who was taught under the same master, ended his life without entrusting it to the Lord. He did not completely give himself, but instead always accompanied Him and ran his own life.

When we entrust our life to the Lord, He makes us freer. Instead of fear, he gives us a sense of security and gives us joy and gratitude. "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. "(Isaiah 41:10). Just as you can fly into the sky by leaving your body on the plane, those who hold on to the promises of God can experience new and changed happiness. Will you gather the Lord as the shepherd of your life?