One of our greatest needs is to know that we are loved. Each one of us has to feel certain, deep down in our hearts, that someone loves us, care for us, and has our best interest at heart.
That is how God designed us. He wants us to know that He loves every one of us with a passionate intensity too deep for words. God created humans beings with fellowship in mind--first with Himself, then with others. But we cannot fully love one another until we have ourselves experienced the love of God. We experience His love when we willing surrender to His call to be our Savior, Lord and friend.
There are at least three reasons God seeks our surrender.
1. He loves us and desires our fellowship.
So long as we hold something back from God, we cannot know Him completely or fully Experience His love. when we surrender to Him, we get all of Him.
2. He wants our service for him to be effective and fruitful.
The more we get to know Him and love Jesus, the more effective our service will be. The closer we draw to God, the more impact our lives will have. The more energetically we nurture our relationship with the Lord, the greater the positive mark we will leave behind.
3 He waits for the freedom to bless us.
God is omnipotent but will not violate His own principles. He draws us to Himself so we can experience His love and forgiveness. He asks for our willing surrender so that He can give us the best blessing He has to offer.
If we had a personal intimate relationship with the Savior of this universe, then whatever problems we faced He would face them with us and He would bring a sweet resolve and peace to our heart.
When you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, He not only forgave you but made you into a new creature, no longer standing at a distance from God, but able to draw near to Him.
So why do we resist? with this in mind, why does anyone resist surrendering to God?
The more we get to know and love Jesus, the more effective our service will be.
If you have drifted in your devotion to the Savior and feel as though you grow more distant each day in your relationship to Jesus, then pray that He would draw you near once more. He knows your weakness and if you will tell Him that you want Him to take control of your life, He will come to you in a mighty way and bring hope and light to your situation,no matter how dark and hopeless it may feel.
(Isaiah 55:7) Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.