August 22, 2010

How I can have more of God and less of me

Yesterday, I read Matthew 5:3;

"You're blessed when you're at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule." (The Message)

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (NIV)

I have heard 'more of God less of me' in songs and its been preached. But when I read it in The Message, I paused and thought about it. So Ndidi, since you have been hearing this, is self dead in you? Can you now say there is more of God and you have submitted to God's rule?

Then I turned to God today in prayer asking how there can be less of me so there may be more of Him and his rule. I sensed in my spirit these words:

"Declare daily you submit to God's rule; resolve to obey every instruction without rationalizing and giving excuses. When you begin to obey every instruction even when they are not convenient, the domination of the flesh begins to decrease"

Strong's concordance describes submission as a voluntary attitude of giving in, cooperating, assuming responsibility and carrying a burden.

So despite the flesh's (self) attempts to keep dominating, if I can submit to God's government, allow myself to be trained to obey him (which he is willing to do) at all times, accept that he knows the best for me, depend on him and not myself then there will be more of him and less of me.

It all boils down to total surrender; not in measures but wholistically.


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